As planners and engagement practitioners, it’s a match made in heaven when we can gather community feedback using spatial tools.
URPS has recently been working with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport to engage with stakeholders and the community on their experiences along some of Adelaide’s most well-known road corridors. These include Cross Road and Portrush Road.
Engagement tool Social Pin Point was used to gather community feedback. Social Pin Point is an online tool, which allows participants to ‘pin’ a comment to a place on a map. Pins can be themed as types of experiences – traffic, freight, cycling, place, public transport etc.
This creates a rich tapestry of data for the project team – an integrated partnership between the Department, Aurecon and Mott MacDonald – to understand the fine grain of where things work well and where they could be improved.
The data captured from Social Pin Point will be used to help inform the development of Corridor Plans for Cross Road and Portrush Road.