Sidewalk Survey is First Step Towards a More Walkable San Diego

Before San Diego can begin to fix its "busted sidewalks and busted sidewalk policies," the city is embarking on a high-tech $1 million effort to assess the quality of its pedestrian infrastructure.

Beginning last week, teams of local college student engineers started fanning out across San Diego as part of a year-long effort to assess the state of each of the city's sidewalks. 

Equipped with Spectra Precision MobileMapper 120 GPS units, the students will "map cracks and tree roots uplifting the sidewalks and beam the information back to city staff within 18 inches of the spot," reports Liam Dillon. "Ultimately, the data will go into an algorithm that scores the condition of each sidewalk and rank them citywide to prioritize fixes."

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