ABOUT NEIGHBORHOOD SB STAT
Neighborhoods SB Stat began as a focus on Utilities in mid-2017 and then was expanded in mid-2018 to include other departments that contribute to the well-being of South Bend’s neighborhoods.
FEATURED UPDATE: REBUILDING OUR STREETS PLAN
Raising the bar for South Bend streets through data-driven, transparent, and equitable strategies
In 2020, Mayor Mueller set an important goal for the Public Works team: Develop a strategic plan for our city streets formed by data analysis, financial modeling, resident engagement, and great deliberation amongst City staff. Through the Neighborhood Stat process, the City established guiding principles that would become touchstones for the plan: 1) Fix failed streets, 2) Raise the bar, 3) Create geographical equity, 4) Make data-driven decisions, and 5) Share data and be more transparent. This provided the foundation for two policy objectives: 1) Repair all “failed” streets in South Bend over the next year and 2) Continually improve the average citywide PASER (i.e. street condition) over the next ten years.
TRACKING OUR PROGRESS: STREET CONDITIONS DASHBOARD
The Street Conditions dashboard is designed for elected officials and South Bend residents to look up the quality of the City’s roads. The City of South Bend uses the Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) System developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison to evaluate road conditions. This dashboard was developed in response to the 2020 Community Survey results, which highlighted improving roads as a top priority for the City. Learn more about other visualizations on the Transparency Hub.