Please see below for a TRB 2016 call for papers related to bicycle and pedestrian data.
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Call for Papers on Bicycle and Pedestrian Data for TRB 2016
The TRB Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Subcommittee (ABJ35(3)) seeks research papers for presentation and/or possible publication on aspects of bicycle and pedestrian data.
Advances in data gathering technology have presented the opportunity to automatically collect data on non-motorized modes of travel. This presents data management opportunities and challenges. Although data collection programs for motorized travel have been operating for the last few decades, do they provide an adequate framework that is transferable to the field of non-motorized modes? What circumstances, such as the effect of weather, influence non-motorized travel and make it unique from the motorized side of travel? How can lessons learned from collecting and managing motorized data programs be leveraged in developing national, regional and local non-motorized data programs?
Similar to the call from last year, the aim of this call for papers is to expand and improve the field of bicycle and pedestrian data. Topics for papers include, but are not limited to:
* Considerations in developing a non-motorized counting program
* Project Development (implementing policies that require installing new sites during construction, creating data program site selection criteria, implementing policies that ensure NMT [non motorized travel] data collection, etc.)
* Augmenting data with information from partner entities
* Sampling Strategies for permanent and short-duration monitoring locations
* Organizational expansion of existing programs to include non-motorized data
* Non-motorized Data Analysis and Planning Activities
* Comprehensive NMT data program evaluations
* Designing performance measures that drive decision making processes
* The integration of Transportation and Environmental considerations is NMT program design
* Alternative sensing technologies for bicycles and pedestrians
* Evaluation and experience with automatic counting equipment technologies
* Continuous, Real-Time Data
* Origin-Destination and Travel Time Technologies
* Site selection and methods for establishing continuous versus short duration count data collection locations
* Mobile devices used for data collection and associated applications
Data Handling - Adjusting, QA/QC Data processes
* Data Handling Methodologies
* Accounting for Variations (Equipment Validation, Temporal, Seasonal , Weather, etc)
* Data Publication
* Automation, Calculation, Quality Control and Management of Statistics for non-motorized data
Characteristics of the Non-Motorized Traveler
* Bicycle rider characteristics: Gender; age; income; helmet use; etc.
* Trip purpose
* Crowd sourced data (gathering trip data from mobile apps). Program experience, architecture.
* Using trip making behavior data in the planning process
* Strategies for communicating data to decision makers, clients and the public
Papers for publication and/or presentation must be submitted before August 1, 2015.
Submission of complete papers, conforming to TRB standards and format, is required for consideration. Papers may be submitted for presentation only. Each paper will be peer-reviewed according to TRB procedures. TRB paper specifications are found online (http://www.trb.org/GetInvolvedwithTRB/Public/GetInvolvedSubmitPaper.aspx).
At the bottom of the TRB paper submission form, please indicate your paper is intended for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Subcommittee (#ABJ35(3)). Be sure to include this Subcommittee name and number with the paper submission.
Authors who submit papers in response to the Call for Papers should notify the coordinators (Scott Brady & Liz Stolz) with the paper number and title.
Liz Stolz Scott Brady, MS, MCP.
Ready4wellness, LLC Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
e-Mail: ready4wellness(a)comcast.net e-Mail: sbrady(a)dvrpc.org<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>