(PLEASE COMPLETE THIS VISUAL MAP DIGITALLY. ANY 2KM RADIUS IN OTTAWA ONTARIO, CANADA WILL SUFFICE.)
A. Visual map – can be drawn by hand (and then scanned) or done digitally. You will be graded on clarity, content and originality – so how well you represent mobility issues visually and spatially.
The format and style are up to you, so you can be as creative and detailed as you’d like! (7.5/15).
• The map must be uploaded in PDF format.
• Select a destination and map your journey there. This can be a favourite coffee shop, a grocery store or pharmacy, a park… I suggest keeping your journey under 2km. Clearly indicate your starting point and destination on the map.
• At the top of your map, you must include the following: City walk took place in and day of the week and time that the walk was completed.
• While you are encouraged to be creative, your map must include a legend that clearly indicates your map’s elements.
• Elements to consider representing in your map:
o Infrastructure: Roads, pathways, sidewalks, speed traps/limits, public transit stops, benches, crosswalks
o Surroundings (this is where you have lots of flexibility and room for creativity):
Types of buildings (residential, commercial, industrial…), landscape (greenery, wind, elevation)
o Other: traffic, aesthetics (greenery, public art installations, murals…), noise, lighting, wildlife, weather conditions, obstacles (construction, potholes, restaurant patios…)
B. Reflection Questions (7.5/15) – Each question must be answered in complete sentences; 1-3
sentences per question should suffice.
1. Why did you choose this particular path?
2. Do you feel safe while walking around? Are there times of the day you don’t?
3. Can you get to where you are going easily? Are there obstacles that can potentially impact someone with physical disabilities?
4. How would you describe your access essential services (bus, food, pharmacy) in your selected area?