Route Condition Tool Recorded Webinar
This live webinar took place on May 4, 2017. The recorded session captures all of the pertinent data and still earns a PDH credit for attendance.
The Route Condition Tool, a master Geographic Information Systems (GIS) transportation database that aims to improve walk-ability and safety by providing urban planners and engineers with a comprehensive and never-before-seen view of their transportation systems.
Utilizing the Florida Highway Administration’s PEDSAFE criteria (link), roadways are evaluated based on over 20 attributes such as speed limits, feature widths, annual average daily traffic, number of through lanes and turn lanes, sidewalk coverage, median types and more.
The tool also assesses all roadway segments based on their proximity to schools, transit, recreation, businesses and residences to gauge the potential importance that each roadway segment currently – or could – have for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Utilizing the PEDSAFE criteria in unison with the proximity variables, the tool identifies roadways that are under-performing in potentially walk-able areas that could foster a more livable and walk-able environment with additional transportation funding and regional prioritization. “The Route Condition Tool brings a new element to assess roadway facility conditions and their impacts on bike/ped safety. It provides the opportunity to engage cross-sector discussions of implementing real solutions to create safe and healthy communities across the region”, says Tara McCue, Director of Planning and Community Development at the ECFRPC.
Primary Uses of the Tool
Provides a map-based asset management system for daily use by planners and engineers
Improve safety and connectivity by identifying roads that can be converted into ‘complete streets’
Identify roads with higher probabilities for bicycle and pedestrian crashes using crash location data
Identify current and future Hazardous Walking Conditions to assist in school planning and siting
Public - $10
Private - $20
1 hour - Start time is 10am.
1 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
0.1 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)