OurStreets, a D.C.-born app that crowdsources road safety and micromobility complaints, has launched a new feature aimed at curbing grocery store panic shopping amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
OurStreets lets users report which grocery and convenience stores are stocked with essential items. Users can also report whether they were able to practice social distancing at a store, and retailers can partner with OurStreets to feed the app with more official data on what’s on the shelves.
Conceptually, the supplies feature is unrelated to OurStreets’ initial transportation safety premise, which made it particularly popular among cyclists. But OurStreets CEO co-founder Mark Sussman said the company saw an opportunity to help using the app’s existing infrastructure.
Original story published on American Inno.
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