SAN DIEGO -- An interactive, online map that San Diegans can search to find the condition of their neighborhood streets and learn about recent and upcoming repair projects was unveiled today by city officials.
The map -- at streets.sandiego.gov -- is a "one-stop visual shop for finding the condition of your street based on the assessment of street conditions released this week," said Almis Udrys, director of the city's Performance & Analytics Department.
Users can also get information from a previous road condition assessment in 2011, and view a visual representation of the city's overall surface street network. 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 or tap," Mayor Kevin Faulconer said.
"It updates automatically so residents have the most accurate data on streets in every neighborhood," Faulconer said. "We've got all this great information about streets, and now we're sharing it with the public through this really cool tool that makes it easy for everyone to access."
The map is connected with the city's work order system, so data inputted by municipal workers will feed in automatically -- though the updates will only become available on the streets map quarterly, according to city officials.
The Performance & Analytics Department is making the code available to the public so it can be used by other cities, or by developers who have ideas for improvement.
The map was unveiled one day after an assessment of the city's 2,800- mile road network was released.
A consultant found that 60 percent of the streets were in good condition, 34 percent were fair and 6 percent were in the poor category. The 2011 assessment ranked 34 percent of the roads and alleys as being in good condition, 44 percent as fair and 22 percent as poor.