Together on path

The project ‘Samen op Pad’ is an initiative aimed at increasing the availability of information with regard to the accessibility of locations for disabled citizens. The project had several stakeholders. Firstly these are the people making use of the information provided, i.e. citizens with a disability. For these citizens it is important that they can acquire the information they need.  

In its current form several municipalities are involved in the initiative. The main stakeholder is the Municipality of Zoetermeer, but also the Municipalities of The Hague, Rotterdam and Capelle aan den Ijssel are closely involved in this project. 

The project is continuously expanding and the objective is to involve as many Municipalities as possible.  

The main aim of the project was to develop a data platform in order to increase the information provision with regard to accessibility of different locations in municipalities for disabled citizens. The result of the project was a (conceptual) solution for the collection and processing (data harmonization) of the needed data. Furthermore in this project the feasibility of the use of additional data sources was investigated. 

The result of the project was twofold. Firstly a tool was developed aimed at merging and harmonizing new data with the existing data on the platform. This was achieved through the development of a tool programmed in Python. Secondly a report was produced outlining the different available data sources which can be used to enrich the data of the platform.  

Dr. Raymond Hoogendoorn
Senior Researcher
Raymond Hoogendoorn is a senior researcher in the field of data science. In 2012 he completed his PhD cum laude at Delft University of Technology. He did this at the Transport and Planning department of the Faculty Civil Engineering an Geosciences. NWO sponsored his project which was aimed at mathematically modelling driving behaviour in case of adverse conditions (for example during an evacuation).  Raymond completed a post-doc and was Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (autonomous vehicles). Currently he conducts research in the field of applied data science for health, urban living and smart-mobility applications.