Blue Mountains Council launches innovative mobility map to enhance accessibility

Blue Mountains Mobility Map, launched this week, is a Council initiative designed to improve the accessibility experience for all residents and visitors, particularly those with specific accessibility needs.
Sarah Jane Staszak and assistance dog Cosi

This interactive map, developed for our town centres, aims to assist people with disabilities in navigating the Blue Mountains with ease and confidence.

By providing detailed information about accessible facilities and points of interest, including accessible playgrounds, pharmacies, civic buildings, medical facilities, taxi stands, train stations, parking areas, accessible toilets, hiking tracks and lookouts, the Mobility Map empowers users to plan their journeys in advance.

Blue Mountains Mayor, Councillor Mark Greenhill highlighted the project’s impact on community inclusivity.

“This initiative reflects our dedication to ensuring that all individuals can enjoy our region’s natural beauty and cultural offerings,” Cr Greenhill said.

Developed in collaboration with community members and accessibility experts, the Mobility Map is accessible via the Google app on mobile devices. Users can simply type the name of the Blue Mountains town they wish to visit into the search engine to access comprehensive accessibility information tailored to their needs.

“In addition to enhancing accessibility, the Mobility Map promotes pre-journey planning, which is crucial for individuals with disabilities.

“This tool not only facilitates easier navigation but also fosters greater independence and confidence among our residents and visitors.”

For further information and to access the map visit:

Image: Sarah Jane Staszak and assistance dog Cosi

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