Safe and Accessible Pedestrian Facility Inventory Model (SAPFIM): Planning and Design

The main objective of this project is to plan and design a web-based software application that local agencies can use for the collection, storage, querying, analysis, and reporting of pedestrian facilities like sidewalks along public roads. Criteria for determining the accessibility of pedestrian facilities will be based on the literature review including the Guidelines for Accessible Public Rights of Way (PROWAG) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Transportation Facilities (ADASTF). The Lehman Center for Transportation Research (LCTR) at Florida International University (FIU) has expertise developing web-based systems in the field of transportation. This project is intended to assist with the development of a software tool that can be used by local agencies for the assessment of pedestrian facilities. It will include accessible and safety features associated with sidewalks, curb ramps, and street crossings. Data will be collected using field devices (i.e., tablets with global positioning system (GPS), camera, and wireless capability) which can be uploaded directly into the web server. To achieve the project objectives, the research tasks include a review of the literature, a section on pedestrian facilities, the Safe and Accessible Pedestrian Facility Inventory Model (SAPFIM) design including the main data elements, and the next steps towards the development and deployment of the SAPFIM web-based application.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Cover date: May 2017.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Florida International University, Miami

    Lehman Center for Transportation Research
    Miami, FL  United States 

    National Center for Transit Research

    Center for Urban Transportation Research
    University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Cevallos, Fabian
  • Publication Date: 2020-6


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 52p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01751642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CUTR-NCTR-RR-2020-01
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2020 12:05PM