Improving pedestrian safety with GIS

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The village of Riverside GIS (Geographic Information System) program
mapped crosswalk locations in an area of town due to an event that
occurred near a school. As a result of initiating this data creation,
the remaining village crosswalks and some additional roadway striping
information were mapped to have a complete inventory of their locations
in the GIS system. Various village departments can now benefit from this
information.

The Public Works Department can track where and when crosswalks are
restriped and even give priority to crosswalks near schools and other
stripping such as at police and fire stations. The Police Department or
essentially any village department could evaluate and create a safe
routes to school system which was eligible for infrastructure
improvements funding at one time by the Illinois Department of
Transportation. The GIS system is using this currently as support
information for development of a sign inventory and can potentially
reuse this information for future projects such as creating an on-street
parking model.​

Improving pedestrian safety with GIS

Blog_Improving_pedestrian_safety_with_GIS.jpg

The village of Riverside GIS (Geographic Information System) program
mapped crosswalk locations in an area of town due to an event that
occurred near a school. As a result of initiating this data creation,
the remaining village crosswalks and some additional roadway striping
information were mapped to have a complete inventory of their locations
in the GIS system. Various village departments can now benefit from this
information.

The Public Works Department can track where and when crosswalks are
restriped and even give priority to crosswalks near schools and other
stripping such as at police and fire stations. The Police Department or
essentially any village department could evaluate and create a safe
routes to school system which was eligible for infrastructure
improvements funding at one time by the Illinois Department of
Transportation. The GIS system is using this currently as support
information for development of a sign inventory and can potentially
reuse this information for future projects such as creating an on-street
parking model.​