How does Route2school work?

The Route2school team will soon visit your municipality. Do you want to help the project, but you do not know yet how to subscribe and/or how the mobile app and web application work? In a few steps, you are on your way!

You can read the different steps below or download the Route2school (manual). In the pdf we illustrate with screenshots how to use the mobile app and web application.

Step 1: Registration

First, you need to register before you can get started. Click on ‘Register’ in the menu above, fill in your e-mail address and select the school/organisation for which you will report bottlenecks from the drop-down menu. Click on ‘Send’ to confirm. You will receive a confirmation mail with your unique login details. Your login ID consists of your e-mail address and a password that we created for you.

Step 2: Login

After the registration, you can start collecting data. This can be done via de mobile app or the web application.

  • Via the mobile app: the mobile app is available for free in the App Store and Google Play Store. Write ‘Route2school’ to find the application. Open the application and login with your unique login details.
  • Via the web application: Browse to www.route2school/login and login with your unique login details.

Step 3: Data collection

In step 3, we explain all the practical issues from A to Z, so that you become quickly familiar with Route2school. We start with the mobile app and explain the web application step by step afterwards.

Mobile app

At the home screen of the mobile app, you see 3 buttons with which you can get started: ‘Reports’, ‘Trips’ and ‘Map’. Each time, you will go through three steps.

Reports

Click on “REPORTS” to report a bottleneck, and take a picture. You can choose to use the picture immediately (‘Use picture’) or take a new picture (‘Again’). When you take a picture, be aware that license plates cannot be readable and that people cannot be recognizable. On the next screen, you have to add more information to the picture: type of the problem, means of transport, a short description and a solution to the problem. Confirm your report by clicking on ✓. At that moment, the report is only visible for you, , not yet for the project leaders and city/municipality. You still need to send the registered report via the web application.

Trips

You can register the trip you make, directly in the application. Open the app before you leave, click on ‘TRIPS’ and start the registration by clicking on the white triangle at the bottom right of the screen. When you arrive at your destination, you can stop the registration in the same way. Tick the means of transport that you used, click on ‘OK’ and again on the white triangle at the bottom right of the screen. You registered trip is now saved. At that moment, the trip is only visible for you, , not yet for the project leaders and city/municipality. You still need to send the registered trip via the web application.

Map

You can find an overview of all reports and trips that you and other users made for the same organisation via ‘MAP’. Click on the report to read all the details of that bottleneck. You can indicate if you agree with a report of another user (‘I find this a problem’). You can also add extra information to that report in the text frame ‘Extra Info’.

The web application

Browse to www.route2school.be/login or navigate to ‘LOGIN’ at the menu above, and login with your unique login ID. The first time you login to the web application, you are asked to fill in some personal data. This information is treated discretely at all times. Your identity is not disposed at any time. Afterwards, you can – if necessary- change your personal data in the web application at ‘SETTINGS’. Additionally, you can find the buttons of the mobile application also on the web application’s home page: ‘Reports’, ‘Trips’ and ‘Map’.

Report

Click on “REPORTS” to report a bottleneck. On the next screen, you decide if you make a new report (‘Make a report’) or continue with a report you have already made with your smartphone (‘Report smartphone’).

Make a report

Indicate the specific location of the report by clicking on the map or enter the address in the white text frame above the map. Afterwards, you can add more information to the report: type of the problem, means of transport, a short description and a solution for this problem. Finally, you can add a picture. Confirm your report by clicking on ‘Send’.

Report smartphone

In ‘Smartphone report’, all text frames are already filled in. You can supplement or correct these if necessary. Click on ‘Send’ when you want to send the report to the project leader. Click on ‘Delete’ when you think that the report is not useful anyway. Smartphone reports that are not send to the project leader, only stay visible in your own overview.

Sent reports

You find an overview of your the reports you have sent via ‘Sent reports’. You can request detailed information per sent report. You cannot adjust that information anymore.

Trips

Go to the homepage and click on “Trips” to add a new trip, and then click on ‘Register trip’. You can manually draw a new route or continue with one that you already automatically registered with your smartphone.

Draw manually

Click two times on the map: the first click marks your starting location, the second click marks your destination. The system automatically will colour your route. Is the suggested trip not the one you travel daily? Then you can move the route by dragging it. Click on the trip to indicate your means of transport and then click on ‘Next’ in the upper right corner of the screen. .

Previous registered trips with a smartphone

If you previously registered a trip with your smartphone, you can edit the data here. By selecting the smartphone icon in the upper left corner of the screen, you can call your registered trips. All of the other edits are the same as the ones described above.

point out dangerous and sometimes safe/sometimes unsafe parts of the trip

Standard, the trip is seen as safe and is coloured in green. Afterwards, you can split the trip in different segments and point out per segment if you feel ‘sometimes safe/sometimes unsafe’ or even ‘dangerous’ all the time. If the trip is ‘sometimes safe/sometimes unsafe’, then the route is coloured in orange, otherwise it is red. Click two times on the map: the first click marks the starting point of the unsafe part, the second click marks the ending. Choose between the two balloons above the map to mark the trip as ‘sometimes safe/sometimes unsafe’ or as ‘dangerous’. You can confirm (‘Send’) or ‘Undo’ this selection.

Map

Digital school route map

Via ‘Map’ you can consult all maps and routes that were registered by multiple users for the same school or organisation. Reports are indicated with red faces, trips with green, orange or red lines. Click on a red face to see more information about that particular report. The information is shown on the right. You can increase the picture by clicking on it. With a report of another user, you can indicate if you agree with it (‘I find this a problem’). To do this, open ‘React’ via the drop-down-arrow next to it. If you wish, you can also add extra information to that report.

Settings

With settings, you can adjust your personal data and change the given password. You can also indicate that you want to send the reports from your smartphone directly to the project leader.