Decentralized, Public, and Mobile-Based Sidewalk Inventory Tool (MySidewalk)

Decentralized, Public, and Mobile-Based Sidewalk Inventory Tool (MySidewalk)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 6913G619C100001
Agency Tracking Number: 142FH1016
Amount: $250,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2019
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: 14.2-FH1
Solicitation Number: DTRT57-14-R-SBIR2
Small Business Information
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77845
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Madhav Erraguntla
 Senior Research Scientist
 (979) 260-5274
 merraguntla@kbsi.com
Business Contact
 Richard Mayer
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Email: rmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) is pleased to propose the further design and development of MySidewalk™ mobile application facilitating the crowd-sourced collection of sidewalk inventory and condition data. The MySidewalk™ application utilized advances in social networks and data mining to provide integrated sidewalk datasets. Phase I and II research was facilitated by inputs from City of College Station, Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization, Houston-Galveston Area Council, and Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Important functionality supported by MySidewalk™ is 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. The MySidewalk™ application provides critical data and infrastructure to local, state, and federal entities allowing them to better manage and maintain sidewalk networks. The MySideWalk™ application provides the foundation for capabilities such as the analysis of pedestrian usage patterns and factors influencing demand. Phase IIB will expand the tool use beyond asset management to include more attributes that contribute to a more comfortable and low stress walking environment and are consistent with FHWA’s goal of creating resources and tools that will improve the quality of pedestrian networks for all users.

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