Sidewalk Survey Implementation for the Southeast Region

With funding from Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education (STRIDE), the team deployed the Online Sidewalk Assessment Survey to gather input on local sidewalk repair and maintenance preferences across a variety of community types in the southeast. The team targeted four major cities in the Southeast United States, as well as four Georgia communities, and analyzed the results to assess region-wide similarities and differences. Post card survey invitations were mailed to 80,000 households throughout these targeted areas, including Gainesville, FL, Raleigh, NC, Starkville, MS, and Birmingham, AL, and four Georgia communities of Clarkston, Columbus, Douglasville, and Thomasville. This report summarizes the results of the data analysis and compares sidewalk preferences across cities in the STRIDE region. Research shows the public perceive the residential walking environment to be of lesser quality than in employment areas, the presence of sidewalks is correlated with reported walking activity, and prioritizing projects that address pedestrian safety near schools and bus stops has nearly universal support.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Contract Numbers:

      GDOT RP 16-35

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

      University of Florida
      365 Weil Hall
      Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
    • Project Managers:

      Kline, Robin

    • Performing Organizations:

      Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

      790 Atlantic Drive
      Atlanta, GA  United States  30332-0355
    • Principal Investigators:

      Guensler, Randall

    • Start Date: 20160815
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20170628
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01631157
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Georgia Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: GDOT RP 16-35
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Mar 29 2017 1:42PM