AccessNow Trail Mapping (2017)

  • Role: Concept Co-designer w. Maayan Ziv

    In 2017 AccessNow mapped over 40km of the Pan Am Path using a combination of a customized all-terrain Icon wheelchair and a Google Trekker unit. This work was featured on Metro Morning, CBC News, in The Toronto Star, and on the front page of Metro News.

    The project was originally conceptualized by Maayan Ziv and Devon Ostrom in 2016-2017 while attempting to address the accessibility of the Pan Am Path. The full team also included Kayla Greenberg, Jeff Adams, Anthony Lue, Alex DeSousa, ICON Wheelchairs, Google, Justin Peterson, Sam Motala, Pan Am Path, Doug Bennet, Leonard Zhao, Nicole Chin & Brett Thompson.

    Photo Credit:
    Maayan Ziv, 2017

    Athletes, Google, helping map Pan Am Path for Torontonians with disabilities,” CBC News, July 19 2017

    “This group is using a 360 Camera to map Toronto’s Accessibility on the Pan Am Path.” Cover story, Metro Toronto, July 4, 2017

    Matt Galloway “Interview with Maayan Ziv.” Metro Morning, July, 2017

    Alina Bykovas, “Pan Am Path mapping project aims to make trail accessible for all.” Toronto Star, July 7, 2017

    Salma Ibrahim, “How accessible is the Pan Am Path? One group is mapping the trail to find out. Partnership hopes to make the path more inclusive.” CBC News, Jul 08, 2017