Mapping accessibility of public facilities (Together on the path)
Combining public services data
Municipalities collect data for the design and management of public spaces. By cleverly combining this data with other data, people with disabilities can get more and better information about the accessibility of public spaces.
For 'Samen op pad' (Together on the path), the researchers developed a tool to link new data to data from the existing systems. They also gave advice on the use of other sources to improve the information. For example, maps are now available on the platform with open toilets, parking spaces for the disabled, blind guide lines and public play areas.
The municipality of Zoetermeer is the initiator of this project. Meanwhile, The Hague, Rotterdam and Capelle aan den IJssel are also participating in this project. They find it important that their cities are easily accessible, that people can live independently for longer and that there are good and easily accessible facilities. Other municipalities can join the initiative.
This project will run until September 2022.
- More about the project and the maps for open toilets, disabled parking spaces, guide lines and public play areas can be found at the Dutch website: https://www.samenoppad.info/
- Information about the Data Science research group can also be found on www.bigdata-thuas.eu