Citizen Science: Mapping the Accessibility of Footpaths workshop

Crowd4Access: Sustainability and Accessibility for All

Members of the public are invited to attend a Citizen Science workshop to help map the accessibility of footpaths in Galway. The two workshops will take place online and at the Data Science Institute at 7pm November 24th and December 1st and are being organised by the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics of the University of Galway.

Crowd4Access is a nationwide Citizen Science project initiated by Insight and represents a partnership between citizens and professional technology researchers who have come together to map the accessibility of footpaths of Irish cities.  Participants will learn about some of the challenges faced by footpath users and will learn how to use a smartphone to record footpaths in their local area. 

People from all walks of life can face challenges when navigating the footpaths of a city. The wheelchair user and the parent pushing a buggy may need access ramps, the runner may need an even surface, the user of crutches may need shorter street crossings, the person with low eyesight may need a good contrast between footpath and the street, whereas the blind may need tactile pavements.’
This is a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to get together to map the bollards, pavement widths, kerbs, pedestrian crossings and tactile pavements of Galway city and help make it the first city in Ireland to have its recorded its accessibility.

Participants are required to attend the two workshops that are taking place and anyone interested in attending can find out more and registering at – Click here

Organiser: Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics






Data Science Institute, University of Galway H91 AEX4 & Online


1.5 hours


General public