City of Austin Sidewalk Prioritization Analysis Tool (SPAT)
Track: Public Works
Authors: Brian Wells, Noel Gonsalvez
The SPAT project required development of an Esri ArcGIS Model Builder tool to create a prioritization map for nearly 300,000 sidewalk segments, using a pedestrian attractor proximity scoring matrix developed for and published in the City’s Sidewalk Master Plan. The matrix emphasizes components that improve pedestrian mobility and accessibility. The model uses non-proprietary “out of the box” GIS tools to enable City staff to edit/run the tool, update the matrix, and publish updated maps.