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Are there any transit apps that route only from/to accessible stations?


Old Nov 28, 17, 8:29 pm
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Question Are there any transit apps that route only from/to accessible stations?

I am currently Chicago trip planning and have got all the sights I want to see favorited on my Google Maps app. Frustratingly, when I search for directions, I have to toggle back and forth between CTA's accessible stations list and the app to see if they've plotted me to land at a station without an elevator. I've got the accessible stations marked with a heart on the map app, but when searching for directions, all of the favorite marks are invisible. I really wish Google would add Accessible to the Options list along with Best Route, Fewer Transfers, and Less Walking.

I have the app Transit installed on my phone which works fine in states/cities which have all accessible stations, but for cities like NYC and Chicago, I've ended up a time or two precariously struggling down long, steep flights of stairs.

On internet search, I found RollWithMe app and submitted my name and email address for an invitation. Have any of you ever heard of it or used it? http://rollwithmeapp.com/

Are there any apps which show/route accessibility?
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Old Nov 30, 17, 5:05 pm
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I'm not aware of any apps that do this unfortunately, although it would be very useful. Sometimes the individual transit providers website offers this functionality though (such as Transport for London). Apple Maps also includes the location of steps, elevators and the like, but you have to zoom in to each station to see. It also doesn't include information on whether the elevators are working, or connections (older cities like London sometimes have stations that are accessible only if you're connecting, or on certain lines etc).

Unfortunately it seems there's quite a lot of work to do in this area. IIRC Google have added accessibility information to quite a lot of Maps recently, maybe they'll expand it to Maps as well.
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