City of Woodstock

Smart Woodstock Master Plan and Smart Corridor Study

Building off the Smart Woodstock Master Plan and Smart Corridor Study funded in 2020 by the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge program, the City of Woodstock will work with Smart Community Corps interns in the summer of 2022 on Traffic Data Analyzation.

The city of Woodstock is located about 30 miles north of Atlanta and has experienced significant growth in the past few decades. Its population has doubled from 10,050 to 22,027 according to the 2010 U.S. Census. This population growth along with a variety of community focused recreational events periodically held in the city has caused traffic congestion and parking challenges. The amount of traffic and lack of parking are constant complaints from Woodstock citizens, business owners, and visitors.

Working with Senior City Planner, Katie O’Connor and GIS Manager, Katy Leggett, SCC interns will take new data being accumulated by the city’s GridSmart installations (minute-by-minute traffic and turning movements) and find a way to integrate that data with previously collected historical volume flows that are static, and analyze, compare, and represent the results of the data to show historical patterns. Working towards predictive and adaptive real-time, data-driven decision-making, the city wants to find the best way to amalgamate the data to use for making smart decisions about new transportation projects and ideas. The intern team will assist in consolidating the GridSmart data and finding a way to incorporate historical and static data and identify changes over time.

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