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September 11 - 13, 2023

Hilton Polaris Columbus, Ohio Visit Event Website

GIS is a transformative tool that extends beyond mapping and asset management, facilitating collaboration and access to valuable data from diverse agencies and sources. This data accessibility unveils a comprehensive narrative about asset characteristics and their network relationships while yielding cost savings compared to conventional data collection methods.

This session focuses on leveraging innovative data sources to address critical safety concerns. Our analysis centered on a safety project conducted for the Regional Intergovernmental Council MPO (RIC) in West Virginia. By harnessing quantitative data and developing tailored algorithms, we quantified the information and established project prioritization based on the results. This presentation will show how to utilize this data-driven approach to develop a system for identifying and prioritizing the top 50 most dangerous intersections for safety improvements.

Additionally, our refined statistical analysis generated more reliable predictions, accurately identifying hazardous corridors within their network through a systemic pedestrian safety analysis. As a result, RIC can incorporate these systemic improvements into its Unified Planning Work Program. Discover the power of GIS in unraveling hidden safety patterns and enabling proactive measures for enhanced pedestrian safety. This session will demonstrate the efficacy of this process and its invaluable contributions to safer roadways. 

B&N Presenter:

Bryan O'Reilly

Bryan O'Reilly, GIS Designer

GIS Designer

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