A way-finding app for pedestrians in Westwood Village that tackles sidewalk congestion through community and city participation, where users can report new hazards, view current hazards, or clear outdated hazards.
Westwood Village is located immediately south of UCLA and is a hub for scooter, bike, bus, and car travel. The problem with mobility in Westwood is many students facing congestion and obstructions during their commute that ultimately make them late for their commitments and compromise their safety.
During our first rounds of on-site observations and interviews, we discovered that due to this many transportation options, Westwood Village tends to be heavily congested with several obstacles that students face during their sidewalk commute. They’re plagued with damaged sidewalks, construction blockage, overcrowding, and risk-taking.
With these hazards creating difficulty for walkers, we created Get 2 Steppin, which is designed for frequent pedestrians of Westwood Village to get to their destination in a quick and timely manner. By reporting new hazards, viewing current hazards, clearing out-dated hazards, as well as keeping the hazard information up to date with the city, pedestrians of Westwood will have a more pleasant walking experience.