Crowdsourcing Tools: Plan and Prioritize Infrastructure for People

What You'll Learn

  • Discover ways to easily incorporate crowdsourcing into your public engagement activities to gain valuable insight.
  • Acquire skills to encourage bike and pedestrian activity and to enhance safe mobility for everyone in your community.
  • Detect gaps in mobility connections and learn ways to effectively plan for equitable and resilient bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

More Course Details

New technology and data tools are being used to address walking/bicycling activity and safety, and planners are using crowdsourcing tools to engage the public to understand preferences, concerns, and desires for better walking+biking facilities. Interactive mapping tools, combined with video data collection, crash reports, and social media, provide information about how people interact with streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, and trails. Learn about technology templates, and get insights on bike/pedestrian planning post-pandemic that prepares planners to enhance mobility, safety, equity, and land use.

Explore a multi-use trail plan that connects residents across jurisdictions to a regional recreation facility through a policy of inclusion for all transportation users. It builds upon a crash database identifying vulnerable roadway user fatalities and serious injury crashes that disproportionally impact lower-income communities. Plans incorporating resident-driven data create safer, more equitable communities through inclusive plans and capital infrastructure projects tailored to the needs of different areas.

For many residents, walking/biking infrastructure is a necessity for access to education, services, jobs, and parks. Low-wealth communities often lack adequate infrastructure. See how planners can use technology to plan and develop comprehensive walking/biking infrastructure that is equitable and inclusive through community input for all.