Toronto startup mapping the least busy walking routes so you can social distance
Yesterday, Toronto officials announced that residents were welcome to head outside, provided they practice physical distancing, something that can be challenging in an urban area.
One local startup is trying to make it easier by mapping the least busy walking routes around the city.
MapinHood is a new app that "will provide people with the least busy and most physically distant walking routes, for both essential errands and round-trips that begin and end at home for exercise," said spokesperson Amanda Whalen.
The app includes a social distancing mode that "will use historic pedestrian foot traffic data to route users away from major roads and streets with heavy foot traffic, minimizing exposure along the route."
Our beta is live in #Toronto!— MapinHood (@mapinhood) February 24, 2020
Users can now contribute towards a more #accessible Toronto for fellow #pedestrians by leaving tags along their way.
Ready to make an impact?
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Designed for optimal navigation, it features "personalized routes and actionable data in real time for safe, convenient and memorable trips," according to the website.
"MapinHood gives you instant data on crime, lighting conditions, accidents, construction hazards, city amenities, food carts, street murals and more."
The app couldn't have come at a better time as the city begins to reopen.
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