Maintaining a Village’s crosswalks using GIS


​Elk Grove Village Public Works has inventoried their crosswalk locations
using their Geographic Information System (GIS) to assist maintenance
and tracking of the walks. Knowing all locations has benefited the
department because the data provides support information for map
products, road reconstruction projects, pedestrian safety studies, and
maybe most importantly maintenance. There are now quite a few different
types of crosswalks in The Village including striped, brick, and
painted concrete. Through the GIS, staff can assess when these walkways
were last maintained and schedule upkeep based on a combination of the
type of walk, proximity to schools, and the maintenance frequency
specific to that type of surface. Also by referencing the GIS they can
be certain none of the locations are missed if an assessment needs to be
made of the status of the walks.