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WalkRollMap.org: Crowdsourcing barriers to mobility

Laberee, Karen; Nelson, Trisalyn; Boss, Darren; Ferster, Colin; Hosford, Kate; Fuller, Daniel; Cloutier, Marie-Soleil ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8533-4784 et Winters, Meghan (2023). WalkRollMap.org: Crowdsourcing barriers to mobility Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences , vol. 4 . DOI: 10.3389/fresc.2023.1023582.

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Walking is a simple way to improve health through physical activity. Yet many people experience barriers to walking from a variety of physical, social, and psychological factors that impact their mobility. A challenge for managing and studying pedestrian environments is that barriers often occur at local scales (e.g., sidewalk features), yet such fine scale data on pedestrian facilities and experiences are often lacking or out of date. In response, our team developed WalkRollMap.org an online mapping tool that empowers communities by providing them with tools for crowdsourcing their own open data source. In this manuscript we highlight key functions of the tool, discuss initial approaches to community outreach, and share trends in reporting from the first nine months of operation. As of July 27, 2022, there have been 897 reports, of which 53% served to identify hazards, 34% missing amenities, and 14% incidents. The most frequently reported issues were related to sidewalks (15%), driver behavior (19%), and marked crosswalks (7%). The most common suggested amenities were sidewalks, marked crosswalks, connections (i.e., pathways between streets), and curb cuts. The most common types of incidents all included conflicts with vehicles. Data compiled through WalkRollMap.org offer unique potential for local and timely information on microscale barriers to mobility and are available for use by anyone as data are open and downloadable.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: Piéton; sécurité; confort; mobilité; danger; crowdsourcing
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 28 mars 2023 14:25
Dernière modification: 28 mars 2023 14:25
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/13253

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