Smart Woodstock Corridor
CLIENT: City of Woodstock
Purpose of Project
The Smart Woodstock Strategy & Corridor Study addresses the transportation and mobility needs of Downtown Woodstock and creates a plan for implementation of smart infrastructure. The project includes an overall strategy for the City of Woodstock for data governance and new technologies, as well as an existing conditions assessment and recommendations for implementing smart infrastructure along major downtown corridors. The Smart Woodstock Strategy determines the City’s overall needs, vision, and goals as they relate to specific Smart Cities objectives. The Smart Corridor Strategy aligns with the overall, citywide strategy and identifies needs related to safety, walkability, congestion, and mobility that can be addressed by technology. The Smart Corridor Strategy also determines recommendations for implementation based on the identified needs.
Our Role on the Project
As part of a team, Modern Mobility Partners (MMP) is led the Smart Corridor Strategy. This process involved identifying potential technologies for evaluation, establishing performance criteria and metrics, ranking strategies according to those criteria, and making project recommendations. The recommendations were grouped into two implementation tiers and included detailed descriptions, graphics, and cost estimates for each strategy.
Examples of strategies for evaluation include autonomous micro-mobility, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, roadside sensors, signal priority (transit, bicycle, pedestrian), Adaptive Signal Traffic Control (ASTC), signal pre-emption, Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technologies, smart parking meters, parking availability, electronic ink signs, solar and smart streetlights, trash receptacle sensors, curbside occupancy sensors, illuminated sidewalks, cross alert detection, curbside management, and smart pavement and sidewalks.
The unique challenge for this project was identifying technologies that could be easily implementable, while still achieving the goals and objectives of the city. MMP reviewed several dozen technology applications and worked closely with City staff to provide a technology implementation plan that fit the needs of both the City and its citizens.