MyWay is a map-style app that helps women students feel safer walking on their own, particularly at night.
It has been co-designed with women students from the University of Reading and trialled by students inbetween Covid lockdowns in October 2020.
We have taken the feedback from the trial and added some extra features for new students in 2021, and are excited to share them with you.
How MyWay helps you
Feel safer at night, because you can look ahead and see which streets are well-lit, how many people are on the streets, and whether anybody has reported any recent incidents – such as a fight or a dodgy man approaching women.
Keep your mum from worrying – the app can automatically send an SMS to anyone you choose to say you got home safely after a night out.
Look after each other – your girl friends and housemates can share their location on the map, and you can share yours with them. You can easily turn location sharing off if you want some privacy.
Lost your way? If you are new to Reading or it has been one of those nights then use the Take Me Home button to show you walking or bus directions back to your home, from wherever you are.
Reading is pretty safe but if you spot a creepy guy or are upset by a group of gobby lads, or a fight breaks out then you can report it on the app so that other women can see it and decide whether to avoid the area.
See MyWay in action in this 2-minute video:
What if I have questions or problems with the app?
If you have any problems or questions with the app please message Mark on 07771 870731, or email email@example.com