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Portland State University’s College of Education and the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) are excited to reprise this 2nd annual interdisciplinary summit. We invite disability specialists, urban planners, engineers, transportation professionals, students, and community members to discuss the nexus between design, innovation, technology, and access. Themes will examine technological innovations that improve accessibility and wayfinding; smart cities; interdisciplinary approaches for intersections; unequal access to safe roads for those with disabilities who are persons of color; and opportunities for regional coordination across adjacent metropolitan areas, with an emphasis on the Cascadia region.

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General Admission: $130
Students: $45
Refund Policy: All refunds closed Feb 18th, substitutions accepted at no charge.

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Monday, March 11 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Afternoon Breakout: Improving Accessibility through Mapping and Collecting Pedestrian Pathway Data

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Typical pedestrian navigation apps use the road network when suggesting routes to users, sometimes taking a user down a road without sidewalks. Cities often face litigation due to inaccessible pathways and trip/fall injuries that occur. These issues are a result of the difficulties in mapping and collecting pedestrian pathway data.  This session will demonstrate data collection tools, data visualization, and a pathway roughness standard related to wheelchair user comfort.  This session will demonstrate these data collection tools and standards, how cities can utilize data to develop prioritized improvement plans, and how pedestrians can receive real-time accessible pedestrian navigation.
Participants will learn about the following:
  1. A pathway measurement tool that geo-locates sidewalk conditions such as tripping hazards, roughness, running slope, cross slope, width, and imagery.
  2. A real-time pedestrian navigation app for accessible and walkable travel, which considers the sidewalk location, quality, and user preferences when identifying the optimal route.
  3. Ways in which users can contribute data to improve accessibility for others.
  4. ASTM E3028-16, a standard to measure Wheelchair Pathway Roughness Index.

  • Learn how pathway data can be used to develop prioritized improvement plans
  • Learn how to use a new innovative app for accessible pedestrian navigation
  • Learn how you can contribute to help others navigate safely
  • Learn about Wheelchair Pathway Roughness Index and how to measure it

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Eric Sinagra

CEO, pathVu
Eric Sinagra is CEO and co-founder of pathVu.Mr. Sinagra graduated in 2011 from Duquesne University, completing his B.S. degrees in Physics and Mathematics. Mr. Sinagra went on to receive his M.S. in Rehabilitation Science and Technology from the University of Pittsburgh’s School... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Smith Memorial Student Union (3rd Floor, Room 327) 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA