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Decentralized, Public, and Mobile-Based Sidewalk Inventory Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT5716C10017
Agency Tracking Number: 142FH1016II
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 142FH1016
Solicitation Number: DTRT5714RSBIR2
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-03-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-02-28
Small Business Information
1408 University Drive East
College Station, TX 77840-2335
United States
DUNS: 554033280
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Madhav Erraguntla
 Senior Research Scientist
 (979) 260-5274
Business Contact
 Jason Ogle
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Research Institution

Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) is pleased to propose the further design and development of “MySidewalk,” a mobile application facilitating the crowd-sourced collection of sidewalk inventory and condition data. MySidewalk utilizes advances in social networks, mobile data collection, and data mining to provide integrated sidewalk datasets. Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of the concept through a proof-of-concept prototype.
Phase I research was facilitated by significant inputs from our partners City of College Station, Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), and Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). Important functionality supported by MySidewalk are an integrated view of sidewalk GIS data, pedestrian–networks gap analysis, pedestrian usage of non-sidewalk paths, support for capital improvement program planning, audit and maintenance of sidewalk accessibility issues, and public inputs into sidewalk infrastructure prioritizing. MySidewalk provides critical data and analysis infrastructure to local, state, and federal entities allowing them to better manage and maintain sidewalk networks. MySidewalk provides the foundation for future capabilities such as the analysis of pedestrian usage patterns and factors influencing demand. Phase II will improve the MySidewalk user interface and features, beta test a pilot implementation, and prepare to take the application to market.

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