City of Fort Worth Safe Routes to School
In partnership with the City of Fort Worth, Dunaway was tasked with conducting a comprehensive assessment of existing pedestrian infrastructure surrounding and up to a half mile away from a total of twenty-six Fort Worth ISD schools scattered across the City.
The Dunaway team utilized GIS mapping technology and extensive field observations to create, verify, and assess over 850 miles of municipal infrastructure. The data was then used to determine the adequacy of existing pedestrian and bicycle facilities and vehicular traffic patterns and conceptualize ultimate improvements.
Dunaway developed detailed conceptual design exhibits and comprehensive opinions of probable construction costs. This data was integral in the application for, and ultimate awarding to the City, nearly 3 million dollars of NCTCOG Safe Routes to School federal grant funding for infrastructure improvements.
As an additional effort, Dunaway was subsequently tasked by the City to provide civil engineering services for the conceptualized pedestrian and bicycle improvements for three of the studied schools. Proposed civil enhancements ultimately designed were new pedestrian bulb-outs for enhanced safety at busy intersections, ADA compliant curb ramps, revised driveways, retaining walls, drainage improvements, and nearly 10 miles of new sidewalks.