Evaluating Sidewalk Infrastructure Durability and Life Extension

Via strong agency and non-profit collaborations, the research team seeks to leverage advances in technology and increasing access to high-resolution remote sensing and spatial data to develop methods for inventorying sidewalk characteristics and static barriers across an entire major city. Thus far, such work has only been done for relatively small areas but not yet at the city scale. In-kind data from an on-demand mobility analytics platform will then be harnessed to develop a data-driven methodology to prioritize sidewalk infrastructure investments. The team will rely on the trip data to find locations with high levels of short trips being made by automobile and combine that with crash data, socio-demographic data, socio-economic data, and land use data (such as schools) to overlay on top of the sidewalk infrastructure analysis. The project team will then conduct a life cycle assessment, coupled within a systems dynamics modeling framework, of sidewalk infrastructure to better understand, for example, the benefit of routine, preventative maintenance as compared to current practice. The result of this project will help transition the transportation community towards a state-of-the-art approach to the management and monitoring of sidewalk infrastructure.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $
  • Contract Numbers:

    ORSO 135461

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life Extension

    Washington State University
    Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Pullman, Washington  United States  99164

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life Extension

    Washington State University
    Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Pullman, Washington  United States  99164
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Colorado Denver

    Department of Civil Engineering
    1200 Larimer Street, Room 3037
    Denver, CO  United States  80217
  • Principal Investigators:

    Marshall, Wesley

    Karunanithi,  Arunprakash

  • Start Date: 20200501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01754274
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability and Life-Extension
  • Contract Numbers: ORSO 135461
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 6 2020 11:31AM