Melbourne's population is growing with a bold prediction to surpass 5 million by 2021 and past 8 million by 2050.
The focus is currently on transport systems such as rail and road, but what about foot traffic?
The Marauders App is a crowd-sourced application that connects everyday explorers together.
The Marauders App is an interactive map where explorers can create alerts for disruptive events like footpath closures due to nearby construction or social events like street festivals.
By using the Marauders App, you can choose to avoid foot traffic if you're in a rush or embrace the path with the most foot traffic to feel safer walking home late at night.
Explorers can also quickly search for nearby public facilities at the end of their fingertips and give ratings to share their experiences with fellow explorers!
Not only will explorers benefit but Government bodies can use the Marauders App to:
- Alert explorers ahead of time of potential events and ease or divert the congestion of foot traffic.
- Send emergency response teams to respond to accidents alerted by explorers
- Using the ratings given by explorers, Government bodies can easily determine where funding should be allocated to further improve public facilities.
Being connected and feeling safe has never been easier. The possibilities are endless with the Marauders App!