The biggest factor considered in ranking streets was pavement condition, followed by traffic volume. In 2019, the city contracted with Fugro, a geo-data collection firm, to independently and objectively assess the condition of every street in the city. Fugro used an Automatic Road Analyzer Vehicle with high tech sensors and imaging to collect pavement and subgrade conditions for each NRH street. Using this data, Fugro assigned each street a condition rating from 100 (best) to 0 (worst). This is the first time the city has utilized an independent, in-depth and objective assessment of street conditions. In previous years, city staff visually inspected streets and assigned condition ratings.