Snow plow routing using GIS

Blog_SnowplowroutingusingGIS.jpg In order to​ determine the effectiveness of their current snow removal
strategy Riverside Public Works mapped their snow removal routes. Doing
so provided a map of the priority streets, parking lots, and sidewalks
as well as lengths of roadway included in each route.

An evaluation of the roadway lengths provided staff a better idea of
the distribution of efforts. They realized there was not an even
distribution of the total length of priority streets for each route, but
the differences were not drastic enough to change the current strategy.
They were, however, able to identify areas where staff can share
portions of the routes to complete removal on all major roadways before
continuing on to secondary ones.

Snow plow routing using GIS

Blog_SnowplowroutingusingGIS.jpg In order to​ determine the effectiveness of their current snow removal
strategy Riverside Public Works mapped their snow removal routes. Doing
so provided a map of the priority streets, parking lots, and sidewalks
as well as lengths of roadway included in each route.

An evaluation of the roadway lengths provided staff a better idea of
the distribution of efforts. They realized there was not an even
distribution of the total length of priority streets for each route, but
the differences were not drastic enough to change the current strategy.
They were, however, able to identify areas where staff can share
portions of the routes to complete removal on all major roadways before
continuing on to secondary ones.