Gallatin, Meharry Students Map Safe Places to Walk
From The Tennessean, December 4, 2017
Students from Gallatin and Station Camp high schools walked Gallatin Saturday, cell phones in hand, to mark any dangers for walkers or bikers in the area.
The students were joined by students and staff from Meharry Medical College for the National Community Mapping Institute, housed in the Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence.
Associate professor Wansoo Im designed the Mappler app, which users can update in real time, and is leading the community mapping project to show safe places to walk and bike in the greater Nashville area.
Users can note dangerous intersections and crossings and upload photos on the app.
Im has worked with a variety of students in the Nashville area, including North Nashville and the Hillsboro-West End community.
For more information, visit www.immappler.com/srtsnashville.
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