It could make for a nice spontaneous date, or just something fun for friends to do, and it tries to promote local business, and the use of alternative transportation(read, no car option). It would be great to have as a smartphone application. . .
They are currently running a survey and one could win $100 gift certificate just for participating.
Their informational release-The Sustainable Business Network, Azavea, William Penn Foundation, and nPower launched the pilot phase of CommonSpace in August, it will last until October 31. CommonSpace is Philly’s new way to discover neighborhood destinations near you and your friends. The CommonSpace website enables you to specify how long you are willing to bike, walk, or take public transit, and the types of events or venues you wish to visit. Using this information, the site creates a personal or group geospacial “transit shed” within which local neighborhood venues, events and restaurants are highlighted.
Visit CommonSpace at http://commonspace.us/ and you can provide feedback through our online survey or by clicking the feedback tab. As an incentive, we’ve added a contest: those who complete the online survey by October 31st will be entered to win a $100 gift card to a Philadelphia restaurant, including White Dog Cafe; Picnic; Earth, Bread and Brewery; and Mugshots Coffeehouse and Café.