AccessMap: Using Open Data to Create Reliable Sidewalk Trip Planning for People With Limited Mobility

Seattle has experienced unprecedented growth and construction, which is causing disruptions to normal patterns of movement. As the regional economy continues to grow, increases in traffic, demand for public transit services, and usage of new options such as bike-sharing and ride-sharing are expected. This past spring, the City of Seattle held “Hack the Commute” to connect with the city’s community of data analysts, designers, and developers to design solutions that foster greater mobility even as we experience rapid growth.

Hear from two of the event winners about their app – AccessMap, which used city data to create transit tools for people with limited mobility.

Speaker: Nick Bolten - Lead Developer for AccessMap, University of Washington

Speaker: Yun Hao - Data Science for Social Good Fellow, University of Washington