Safe Routes to School in Nashville

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A community mapper is now working on a project to create a map that collects information of safe walking routes to school. It is not uncommon to find families walking around the school zone taking pictures and posting up fresh information to the community map, kids very much participating.According to Dr. Im, assistant professor of Meharry Medical College and an active community mapper, there are many things that we can learn from children carrying out this project. “They walk differently. So there are a lot of things you can learn,” he said.

Teams explored around the area of two elementary schools to secure safe routes for the best of children.

Dr. Im has worked on notable projects such as locating available gasoline when Hurricane Sandy struck or mapping public restrooms in New York City inspired by himself actually suffering due to the lack of information.

Here is the link to the original article: http://nashvillepublicradio.org/post/mapper-who-plotted-gas-shortages-and-nycs-best-bathrooms-now-helps-nashville-kids-walk-school#stream/0

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