Sidewaze: Crowdsourced sidewalk condition data for your neighbourhood

dc.contributor.author Reynolds, Matthew
dc.contributor.department Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
dc.contributor.majorProfessor Stephen Gilbert
dc.date 2020-06-15T20:00:52.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T01:35:51Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T01:35:51Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2020
dc.date.issued 2020-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p><p id="x-x-docs-internal-guid-2c15689c-7fff-00d6-2e52-91a61276aed5">Sidewaze is an app designed to explore the feasibility of crowdsourced sidewalk condition data within the Region of Waterloo, Canada. Its design was informed by user research with primary sidewalk users, including parents with small children, wheelchair users, and those with mobility concerns. Competitive research showed several solutions in the space, but few which aimed to leverage crowdsourcing and none which attempted to capture the impact of poor sidewalk conditions at a personal level. Design and subsequent usability testing of a smartphone prototype application was conducted and it was shown to be quite effective on an individual level. Several key shortcomings were identified, however, with the most obvious being its inability to enter high volumes of condition data quickly.</p> <p>As more municipalities revisit active transportation, especially the role of sidewalks as the backbone of such a policy, recognizing and measuring the impact of poor sidewalk conditions is critical.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Urban, Community and Regional Planning
dc.subject.keywords crowdsourcing
dc.subject.keywords sidewalks
dc.subject.keywords mobility
dc.subject.keywords urban planning
dc.subject.keywords active transportation
dc.title Sidewaze: Crowdsourced sidewalk condition data for your neighbourhood
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