The Pedestrian Portal’s Explore tools are available here. When you first visit the Explore map, you will see an overview of our region with sidewalks on the map in blue. A notice on the screen will tell you to ‘Zoom in or search for a location.’ Other pedestrian features (crosswalks and curb ramps) will appear when you’re zoomed in to the neighborhood.
If you are searching for a specific address, street or other location, enter what you are looking for in the ‘Search the map’ field and click on the search icon or press the return key. If your search results cover a broad area on the map, you may need to zoom in or search for a more specific location before the pedestrian features on the map become clickable and the ‘Zoom in’ notice goes away.
The + button will let you zoom in on the map, the – button will let you zoom out, and you can click on the map and move your cursor in any direction to pan or move the map.
Once you are zoomed in on a specific location, you can click on the blue lines (sidewalks), the magenta lines (crosswalks), or the circles (ramps) to view details about the feature. A sidebar will open showing relevant attributes. For sidewalks, attributes displayed will include the surface material (mixed, asphalt, concrete, brick, etc.) and type (if it’s a path, grade-separated or unknown). For crosswalks, other attributes include if the crosswalk is raised, if it includes pedestrian signalization, and the type (unmarked, decorative, diagonal, etc.). For ramps, other attributes include the ramp’s position (island/median, mid-block, multi-directional, etc), and if the ramp has a detectable warning surface. To learn more about the attribute terms for pedestrian features, view the visual glossary.
To the right of the map, you will see additional buttons below the search field and zoom buttons that you can use to:
For the best experience possible, we recommend exploring the map on a desktop or tablet screen. While the map can be viewed on smaller mobile devices, some of the detailed features that are easier to view and interact with on larger devices are not included for smaller screens.