WalkRollMap.org is a crowdsourcing tool for mapping micro barriers to accessible walking and rolling. What is a micro barrier? Anything that makes it harder (or maybe even impossible!) to walk or roll safely or comfortably in your community. It might be a missing crosswalk, uneven payment, or unplowed snow. Whatever it is that is getting in your way, or missing (e.g. bench or washroom) we want to know what it is and where! Mappers can also report if they’ve been hit while walking or rolling, had a near miss, or a fall.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will my data be used?
Data is available for cities and advocacy groups interested in better walking and rolling environments in your community. We are also a team that does active transportation research and will use the data to better understand barriers to safe, accessible, and equitable walking and rolling.
How do I sign in?
You do not need to create an account to report a barrier or an incident.
Is my data anonymous?
Yes, we don’t ask for any identifiable personal information. We do ask demographic questions to help us understand who we have reached and whose information is missing. As well, people may experience their environment differently based on gender or race and so this is important data to collect.
Is your data open?
Yes, the data collected on WalkRollMap.org is open. If you have any problems downloading the data, please get in touch by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I get involved?
We would love your help getting the word out to pedestrians in your community. Consider sharing the project with friends, connecting us with a group in your community that represents mobility limited people, or host a mapathon to get people in your local area mapping.
Is there a tutorial on how to make a report?
Yes! Here’s a link to a how-to video: https://youtu.be/xl4mwfglA_0