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My other interest is bicycle and pedestrian route planning.  This may have nothing to do with my science background, but it is imperative to sustainable development.  Being an avid bicyclist since my childhood, using GIS to support bicycle planning is a luxury.
 
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Employment Experience:
  •  During my employment with the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (BFW) I have been exposed to various facets of bicycle/pedestrian planning, analysis.  I was directly responsible for maintaining and managing all GIS data utilized in bicycle route spatial analysis, which included creating a geodatabase of all bicycle facility, environmental, parcel, and demographic data. Working with the BFW Program Manager, new on-street and off-street facilities were digitally incorporated into a GIS on an as needed basis.
  • All the abovementioned data has been incorporated into a bicycle route map for Milwaukee County and served as the foundation for the new paper bike map for the City of Milwaukee. I have also modified and created a new bicycle mail survey that includes acquiring data on the status of existing bicycle facilities in the City of Milwaukee. I have also contributed to the production of the state bike map using GIS editing of all bike stores and off-road trailhead locations. In addition, I have had the opportunity to utilize all necessary road and traffic engineering data to calculate a Bicycle Level of Service (BLOS) for all roads in the City of Milwaukee.
  • A BLOS analysis was derived for all streets based on the methodologies derived from Sprinkle Consulting Inc., and is the most current and widely accepted BLOS algorithm. As a result, for the first time in Milwaukee, each road can now be confidently assessed for potential on-street bicycle route connections or new bike facilities. The BLOS equation accounts for pavement quality, width of travel lanes, painted parking space width, traffic speed, ADT, and truck volume.
  • I have also developed an ArcIMS website that incorporated all the abovementioned data and analysis for anyone interested in biking in Milwaukee County.
    An ArcIMS website (http://129.89.71.185/website/gar2/gar2bike/viewer.htm) was created for BFW and anyone thinking of bicycling in Milwaukee County. The website includes all planned and/or existing on-street/off-street bike facilities, socioeconomic, demographic, and environmental features of Milwaukee County. An informative pop-up page connected to a database through .ASP, allows anyone interested in bicycling in Milwaukee County to find out where the nearest bicycle store, coffee shop, or restaurant is, and also see a photograph of the actual biking conditions by simply clicking on a desired bike facility. The results of this project has fulfilled a void in online mapping of bicycle facilities and related desirable bicycling amenities in Milwaukee County
  • While employed with the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, I have been involved with gathering and manipulating data for the City of Milwaukee that is currently being used for the safe routes to schools program (SRTS) program. During the fall of 2004, I was responsible for preparing basemaps and data for 3 schools in Milwaukee for a SRTS pilot project carried out by graduate GIS students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The data preparation included digitizing no-transport zones and geoprocessing of impedance data. The impedance data that was used and spatially manipulated included; traffic controls, crime, bike/ped crashes, sidewalks, driveways, and signs. In addition, I oversaw and helped direct all activities conducted by the students during this pilot study. I have also recently received the BikeEd Road 1 safety training certificate endorsed by the League of American Bicyclists.
     
 

                                                                                                                     

 


 

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