College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

City and Regional Planning Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in City and Regional Planning



Primary Advisor

Keith Woodcock, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, City and Regional Planning Department


This is the first effort by SLOCOG to systematically rank and prioritize existing proposed active transportation projects through a GIS methodology across the county. The methodology demonstrates to member agencies and SLOCOG with a step-by-step approach to allocate limited resources to desired active transportation projects in an equitable way. The variables were selected by a Steering Committee. The report also includes suggestions for improved future analysis. This information can help to inform future plans and allocate funds.

The Regional Active Transportation Project Selection & Ranking Tool Methodology combines data from six factors to create a priority score. The six factors are: Opportunities, Safety, Existing Conditions, Demand, Connectivity, and Equity. Each factor score was weighted based on stakeholder input. The final table ranks projects by their composite priority score but projects can also be considered by each factor individually depending on priorities.