Another conversation about maps this week. Road maps can get you around the roads but is this really the best way for pedestrians to get around? UW’s Taskar Center for Accessible Technology has developed Access Map. This is a map that is designed to get people through the city in the easiest way. This map will not only tell you the easiest route but also tell you which side of the road is the easiest to walk down. Sometimes bad curbs, sidewalks and construction can mean that the shortest route isn't the safest.
Give the map a try. If you use it, I'd love to hear your thoughts.