Smart Street Lighting

Ohio LTAP Center / Ohio Depart


Wednesday, October 11, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT

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         The Next Disruptive Technology: Preparing for Driverless Cars to

         The rise of autonomous vehicles has the opportunity to deliver one of the most significant infrastructure shifts we have

         ever undertaken as a nation. As transportation planners and community leaders, we must be on the forefront of

         understanding this technology - and how we can prepare for its impacts. During this session, our research team will

         present findings on a regional and local scale. We will outline the immediate and near-term steps needed to prepare

         Ohio cities for this far-reaching eventuality. Cities and whole regions must prepare now for the inevitable and drastic

         changes that will shape the way places, spaces and infrastructure are used - and how they evolve. The basic tenants of

         community development that include land use planning, site selection, parking requirements, and roadway network

         capacity will deeply shift. What will be the outcome? Using a robust modeling approach, we will explain the likely pace

         and location of adoption. We will also detail the places most impacted by this technology on both a citywide and site-

         specific scale. The impacts of shared-driver and owner-based models will be presented, along with the economic impacts

         on cities that embrace the technology early. We will introduce attendees to future big-picture impacts, as well as near-

         term strategies to prepare. We'll end by describing in both policy terms and with everyday examples the potential scale

         of such changes across Ohio.

         Smart Street Lighting: a Platform for Data Driven Cities

         The City of Columbus won the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) $40 million Smart City Challenge in June,

         2016 to implement a holistic vision for how technology can help all residents to move more easily and to access

         opportunity. A further $10 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation was awarded to the city to help reduce

         greenhouse gas emissions through the de-carbonization of the electric supply and transportation sectors. One element of

         this multi-faceted transportation and technology project is the installation of a Smart Street Lighting pilot project in the

         Linden Area. The primary purpose of the project is to deploy energy saving, motion-responsive LED street lights to create

         a better sense of safety and make the neighborhood more walkable. But that's not the only benefit of Smart Street

         Lighting. Smart Street Lighting infrastructure creates a platform for environmental sensors that can provide surveillance,

         monitor parking availability, optimize traffic, and observe environmental conditions. These sensors have the potential to

         transform how cities and states solve problems by using the power of data to drive outcomes that provide flexibility,

         efficiency, and new, creative solutions to enhance quality of life. The speakers will discuss these environmental sensors,

         the data they collect, and how cities and states can use this data to improve operations, reduce costs, and create value-

         adding services for residents.

         SMART Columbus Streetlight Analysis

         AEP is involved in a large, transformational project to implement advanced technology and the associated business

         functionality over a multi-year period with the City of Columbus and other stakeholders around the recently awarded

         Smart City Grant - SMART Columbus. The specific project that will be discussed in the presentation is how Patrick

         Engineering assisted AEP with analyzing the optimal deployment of smart streetlights in and around the Columbus Ohio.

         This included the development of a Business Case Analysis (BCA) tool to estimate the benefits, costs, and financial

         impacts needed to examine AEP's current Smart Streetlight Deployment Plan, evaluate deployment alternatives, and

         assist AEP in identifying and proposing smart streetlight deployment priorities or strategies within the constraints of AEP's

         approved or proposed smart streetlight budget. The output of the Business Case Analysis was then visualized in an

         interactive GIS web viewer to look more closely at the specific deployment areas, specific nodes and offered a few

         deployment scenarios to help meet the goals and objectives of the SMART Columbus project. An AEP Representative will

         be involved with this presentation.


Rick Stein

Invited Speaker

Principal & Owner at Urban Decision Group

Justin Robbins

Invited Speaker

AICP, Senior Planner at OHM Advisors

Nora Wisor

Invited Speaker


Thea Walsh

Invited Speaker

Director of Transportation Systems & Funding, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Read More

Jon Olenski

Invited Speaker

Electric Utility Practice Leader at Patrick Engineering Inc. Read More

Contact Info

Jerry Garrison,