The online route-planning tool wege-finden.at allows wheelchair users to plan their way through the city. Both official data and community-generated information are combined to suggest a real-time route to the user.

Solution
Web-based route planner
Organization
BIS Barriere Informations System
Country of Implementation
Austria
Region
Europe
Subregion
Western Europe
First published
31.01.2014

Due to poorly available data, there was no satisfactory system for barrier-free routing in Europe until 2012. wege-finden.at therefore was developed by involving a group of the future end users and by cooperating with strategic partners. The target group are persons with mobility impairments, especially wheelchair users

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The result of a route query is displayed on the map (projectphase). Additional community information appears and can be commented on and rated by other users.

Solution details

People

Efa DORINGER
“There is always a way - through intelligent data management this is also perfectly true for persons with mobility impairments. Urban mobility is for everyone.” Johannes POSCH

The information platform wege-finden.at was developed by the consortium partners PlanSinn, ITS Vienna Region, ovos media, PRISMA Solutions, Medizinische Universität Wien, Sonja Gruber, and Heinrich Hoffer by involving a group of the future end users and by cooperating with strategic partners such as VAO (Traffic Information Austria), BIZEPS, Stadt Wien MA 28, and Wiener Linien at an early stage of research.

Problems Targeted

People with disabilities, especially wheelchair users, face many barriers when moving in urban areas. Obstacles can be found everywhere in the public space, e.g. poor accessibility of buildings, curbs, uneven surfaces due to construction work, etc. Due to poorly available data, no satisfactory system for barrier-free routing is currently operating successfully in Europe.

Solution, Innovation and Impact

Web-based navigation system

Media

Pictures

68_Wege finden_PlanSinn_FotoThe result of a route query is displayed on the map (projectphase). Additional community information appears and can be commented on and rated by other users.

Related information

Connections
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Solutions with the same:

Country of Implementation

Austria

Region of Implementation

Europe