Economic Sustainability of Inner City Streets: A Collaborative Transportation and Safety Model

Using the criteria of traffic, location, and utility that supports the rating system from the first phase of this project, selected demographic criteria will be used in Phase II. This section includes a 45 block inner-city area in St. Louis, Missouri (within the borders of Compton Avenue, Martin Luther King Boulevard, Jefferson Avenue, and Market Street). During Phase II, the research team, along with the identified community groups, will expand the streets project by including priorities identified by the Midwest Transportation Center and university meetings. These priorities relate first to safety in an urban area, which then will apply to social and economic variables within the community. Quantitative and qualitative research will be used, and variables studied will include observational research methods regarding pedestrian control (sidewalks, pedestrian control, and bike paths), street lighting, cameras, and utilities. Historical and current social and economic variables will include accident and crime statistics along with real estate values. It is expected this economic, safety, and social model will be implemented and have a positive impact on improving the social and economic conditions of the citizens living in the St. Louis Inner City and the Metropolitan Region as a whole. In addition, these assessments, based on technology-driven models, will assist in the construction of future financial models based on a need-projection to dollars-spent ratio per fiscal year. It is projected that this model will replicated in similar localities.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664

    Harris-Stowe State University

    3026 Laclede Avenue
    St. Louis, MO  United States  63103
  • Performing Organizations:

    Harris-Stowe State University

    3026 Laclede Avenue
    St. Louis, MO  United States  63103
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zakery, Fara

    Eisel, Joyce

  • Start Date: 20150801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171001
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01579704
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC37
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 27 2015 12:08PM