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Austin Triangle Transportation Study Pedestrian and Non-Motorized Infrastructure Condition Rating System. The Center for Transportation Research The University of Texas at Austin. Overview. Pedestrian and Non-Motorized Infrastructure Condition Rating System. Condition rating system
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Austin Triangle Transportation Study Pedestrian and Non-Motorized Infrastructure Condition Rating System The Center for Transportation Research The University of Texas at Austin
Overview Pedestrian and Non-Motorized Infrastructure Condition Rating System. • Condition rating system • Online information available to public • Benefits of proposed system
Triangle Background • Triangle Objectives: • Improve the existing infrastructure to encourage the use of alternative modes of transportation to/from the Triangle Study Area. • Promote connectivity, safety, accessibility and intermodal potential. • Our Objectives: • Create a method for rating the condition of the pedestrian and non-motorized infrastructure in Triangle Study Area. • Develop database of pedestrian and non-motorized infrastructure. Triangle UTCampus
Condition Rating System • Creating a method for rating the condition of sidewalks, bike paths, transit stops, and crosswalks. • Sidewalk Condition Rating System will be modeled after methods used for rating highway pavements. • Sidewalks can be viewed similarly to pavements. • Miniature concrete slabs • Exhibit similar distresses • Lower complexity rating system needed for sidewalk infrastructure
Three Modes of Distress • Fracture: Distress in the form of cracking or breaking. • Disintegration: Distress in the form of stripping, raveling or spalling. • Distortion: Distress in the form of deformation or separation.
Sidewalk Condition Rating Process • Examine current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. • Create criteria for evaluating. • Type and magnitude of distress. • Assign numerical values to each distress level • Pre-defined set of common obstructions (i.e. fire hydrant, mailbox, utility pole, etc.) • Visual inspection. • Assign condition scores. • Use the scores to determine the urgency of maintenance.
Proposed Condition Rating System City of Austin Triangle Project Online Access to Condition Rating System:
Proposed Condition Rating System Benefits of Condition Rating System: • Information for The City of Austin • Current condition levels • Maintenance and construction needed • Cost estimation • Information for the citizens of Austin • Current condition levels • Safe and continuous routes