Now in 2021, more than ever before, we value our freedom, and the flexibility to travel where and when we want.
Greenways, shared pathways and urban footpaths (sidewalks) now carry 500% more pedestrians, including parents with strollers, kids on scooters, skates, skateboards, cyclists, walkers, joggers, e-scooters, dog-exercisers, elders on mobility scooters and wheelchair users.
For every person that is out and about enjoying the open air, walking and rolling their way to recovery, there are 50 more missing out.
Why? They have tried before but have been turned back by a barrier or bad experience, or they just don’t know where they are able to go, or how to get there.
We all value the principles of equity and inclusion.
Identifying and publishing routes suitable for everyone is essential, so each of us can find our best path, given our needs and ability.
Next-generation Effort-based Mobility Maps
Briometrix colour-coded Mobility Maps show how accessible footpaths are, connecting places of interest, facilities, accessible parking, taxi ranks, mass transit networks such as bus, tram and light-rail stops, and even tracking through railway stations right to your departure platform. Colours show the level of difficulty to traverse the footpath in a wheelchair.
Briometrix Effort-based Mobility Map of Brisbane, QLD Australia Inclusive Mapping Pilot by Briometrix for QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads. [click for report].
Briometrix is opening the world to many who previously lacked confidence to start a journey, but can now enjoy the freedom of movement that is their right in our society.
In Australia and the USA, communities are harvesting more value from their footpath (sidewalk) infrastructure and activating public wayfinding by creating Briometrix effort-based Mobility Maps. Ask about our Community Action Plans for:
We help people decide whether a Greenway, Park or Trail is suitable for them, with wayfinding guidance that differentiates the path by effort, distance and hazards en route.
By knowing what’s actually accessible, more visitors can enjoy our amazing greenways and parklands!
We analyze transport network nodes and interchanges for heavy and light rail, bus, ferry and tram and we map those key access points internally and externally, covering first/last mile connections and nearby accessible facilities.
We show communities how to connect, enabling sustainable Active Travel journeys.
For asset owners and maintenance teams, we collect more than 20 parameters of pathway geometry, assess regulatory compliance, rate surface conditions and identify hazards. We capture geographically searchable video streams and for transport, we include station internals with vertical wayfinding using elevators.
Briometrix Assessment Data enables managers to judge whether a pathway is fit for purpose, and to organise hazard rectification programs to ensure these assets are kept in great condition.
As well as creating our effort-based Mobility Maps and measuring and assessing compliance of the physical pathway infrastructure, we also generate tangential data relevant to those with accessibility needs. In hot climates we assess shade, and we can also assess accessibility of public buildings and amenities along the way.
Our expert consultants are often called on to analyze particular aspects of a city to enable smart accessible wayfinding.
For example comparing different routes, one using natural terrain and another using man-made assets like elevators to eliminate uphill travel for mobility users.
A Pilot’s wheelchair acts as a stable platform for our sensing equipment, which also measures an array of parameters about the user’s propulsion of their chair.
Local wheelchair Pilots use our dedicated survey sensors and software to capture the survey data along with a continuous georeferenced video stream.
Briometrix survey data includes:
Pilots add their local knowledge, lived experience and insights to the information we collect.