During the early stages of the study, the team normalized thousands of data points gathered by governing bodies all over the corridor. That data was combined with quantitative data reported by members of the public during the Phase I study like their average travel time and mileage, their home zip code, their work zip code, and which main thoroughfares they used to get between destinations.
Together, the data sources informed a travel heat map, which indicated roads with greatest congestion. See these areas in place in the GIS Explorer.
Browse our multi-layered Story Map that gives an overview past, present, and future of transportation in the region. The Story Map was created during Phase I to educate and inform the public on the existing conditions and next steps to move forward when creating Beyond 77’s vision.
The heat map helped create 12 congestion areas for specific review. These areas stretched through the north, metro, and southern regions of the corridor and were used for specific analysis from the public. Those who traveled through the areas were asked to rate travel factors like cost, length of trip, and road conditions.