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Old 03-20-2018, 11:30 AM
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Default Best mapping app for the disabled isn't Google

Recently, Google announced with a good bit a fan fair that they are providing "wheelchair accessible routes" in transit navigation. Basically, which metro have elevators in a handful of cities. To access this data:

To access the “wheelchair accessible” routes, type your desired destination into Google Maps. Tap “Directions” then select the public transportation icon. Then tap “Options” and under the Routes section, you’ll find “wheelchair accessible” as a new route type. When you select this option, Google Maps will show you a list of possible routes that take mobility needs into consideration.
While I applaud Google for starting to tackle this problem, Here We Go publishes stairs on walking routes. I don't know if you can see this portion of Chicago, but this detail has saved my bacon many times. There are LOTS of steps in areas of Chicago on public streets that Google doesn't display. And Here does it all over the world. Kudos to them!,...,16,pedestrian
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