Urban Health Partnerships (@UrbanHS) and SeeClickFix collaborated to create an app citizens can use to report issues around schools to make children's routes safer. Now, Urban Health Partnerships has expanded its geographical region in Florida with a focus on South Florida including Miami-Dade and Broward County. This app will continue to allow citizens to report issues as they have done in the past. Formally known as "Miami Safe Routes," the app has now been rebranded to "Safe Routes Florida".
Here's how the app works: For any safety issues citizens notice in and around their route to school, work or play, such as damaged street signs, blocked pedestrian walkways or other traffic issues, the Safe Routes Florida app makes reporting a problem easier than ever. This app uses GPS to recognize their location and gives them a menu of common safety conditions to select from. Then, it allows them to upload pictures to accompany their request. Residents can then track the status of issues they or other members of the community have submitted.@TOUCHBroward is using the app this week during their Walkability Assessments of the four Healthy Community Zones. It's great to see communities coming together to improve the safety and walkability of their neighborhoods.