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New route-finding map lets Seattle pedestrians avoid hills, construction, accessibility barriers

Published on February 3, 2017

Photo of a busy sidewalk on a school campus
Image Credit: ​CC 3.0 by T413 on Wikimedia

Transportation routing services primarily designed for people in cars don’t give pedestrians, parents pushing bulky strollers or people in wheelchairs much information about how to easily navigate a neighborhood using sidewalks.

On Wednesday AccessMap – a University of Washington project spearheaded by the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology — launched a new online travel planner offering customizable suggestions for people who need accessible or pedestrian-friendly routes when getting from point A to B in Seattle.

Join AccessMap on their map-a-thon event on February 19th!

Learn more about this new resource at UW Today.

​Originally published on UW Today by Jennifer Langston
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