Bicycle and Pedestrian Data
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
* 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
* 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,
* Data Publication
* Automation, Calculation, Quality Control and Management of Statistics for
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,
* 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
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.
Scott Brady, MS, MCP.
Ready4wellness, LLC Delaware
Valley Regional Planning Commission
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