PATH (Pedestrian Avoidance of Traffic Hazards) is web-based navigation app that helps Gainesville pedestrians plan the safest route to their destination. Simply enter a destination, and PATH will give you turn-by-turn directions that will not only get you to your desired location, but also allow you to avoid high-risk traffic areas!
The app uses historical traffic data from the Gainesville Police Department to highlight areas with high concentrations of traffic crashes involving pedestrians. Scroll below the app to get detailed instructions on how to use the app, learn about the data, and more public safety resources!
*Users are limited to 5 uses of the direction feature due to licensing limitations. The app can only locate addresses identified by the ArcGIS World Geocoding Service.
How to Use the App
Find Directions: Gif (~30 seconds, only on mobile)
Find Directions: Written
About the Data
PATH pulls traffic data from the City of Gainesville’s Open Data Portal via the Socrata API. The heat map shows the geographic distribution of traffic crashes involving at least 1 pedestrian in the last 5 years. The app updates as traffic records are entered into the Open Data Portal.