Sidewalk Quality Index

The researchers will develop a Sidewalk Quality Index to objectively rate sidewalks on a numeric scale showing prioritization for repairs, improvements, and replacements.

The quality index will be calculated with field data weighted based on results from a survey distributed to experts and professionals in transportation and pedestrian infrastructure fields.  The survey is composed of video, image, and statistical data on sidewalk segments of varying types, qualities, and locations in the Atlanta Region.  Participants are asked to rate segments on both an individual and comparative basis.  These ratings will in turn be used in conjunction with extensive ground truth data in developing a comapartive rating system that can be displayed cartographically and made publically available.