In metropolitan areas, sidewalks and other pedestrian pathways are not always accessible to everyone. Permanent and temporary obstacles such as sidewalk elevation, sidewalk width, construction, weather conditions, and crowds can affect the ability of those with specific accessibility needs to get to their destinations safely and successfully.
Currently, there are little to no available resources to determine the accessibility of different metropolitan pedestrian routes. Accessibility considerations that are provided often lack thoroughness and are determined by the able-bodied. This lack of information causes many people to rely on accessible transit and other members of their persona network for transportation, ultimately restricting their independence.
To ease the difficulty of practical navigation within metropolitan areas by providing pedestrian navigation tailored to those with specific accessibility needs.