A day after Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced major progress in fixing streets, the city unveiled Wednesday a website showing the condition and repair schedule for all streets.
The website streets.sandiego.gov works like Google Earth to allow residents to zoom in on streets, check their condition, see when repairs were last made or are scheduled, and check the city’s overall progress.
Previously, residents had to comb through paperwork, pdf files and spreadsheets to get such information.
“This is one of the most innovative and capable online street maps of any major U.S. city because it makes detailed information about our roads and road repairs available with just a click,” Faulconer said.
The website was developed by the city’s new Performance & Analytics Department and is believed to be the most advanced of its type.
“We’re very proud. We think this is best in class,” said Almis Udrys, director of the department. “San Diego is really turning the corner on understanding its data and using it to enhance transparency, efficiency and accountability.”
The map is connected with the city’s work order system, so data updated by municipal workers will feed in automatically.
The source code is available to the public so it can be used by other cities or by app developers.
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