Im doing an internship this summer with the City of Austin's Long Range Land Use and Transportation Planning division working with the pedestrian/bike group. We are working on a system to prioritize sidewalk work and I was just wondering how other people do it in their cities. Its kinda scary to me that Austin is just now working on a method for doing this.
Basically, we are creating a matrix and scoring each sidewalk/possible sidewalk that is requested judging mostly on proxemity to bus stops, routes, parks, schools, hospitals, gov't offices, population density, etc. Right now Im doing alot of GIS work putting together alot of data in different formats from different sources to make a point layer of government offices and important gov't owned land. we have never had a layer like this before and its funny how I got "the talk" about not letting this go public because of the Homeland Security Act.