We are mapping every sidewalk and pedestrian crossing in Richmond.

The goal of this project is to develop a complete, up-to-date geospatial dataset of pedestrian infrastructure in Richmond on OpenStreetMap. This would help us work toward:

  • Providing better pedestrian navigation using OpenStreetMap-powered apps like AccessMap, to help residents and tourists find their way around our city
  • Building a deeper understanding of our infrastructure, allowing us to better advocate for its improvement
  • Creating valuable data suitable for nuanced network analysis, and comparison with other well-mapped cities on OpenStreetMap


Our progress can be visualized on our tasks page, where you can click on “Contributions” to see estimated percent completion and a visual of which parts of the city we’ve mapped.


Any and all are welcome to contribute. If you are new to editing OpenStreetMap, please get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to get you going. If you are a seasoned mapper, please visit our the tasks page for detailed mapping instructions. Thank you for your help!

Meet the team