Bike&Ped Data Subcommittee - ACP70 (2)

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History and Purpose

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Subcommittee ACP70(2) is a Transportation Research Board (TRB) Subcommittee supporting and serving the needs of four different TRB standing committees. These committees include ACP70 Highway Traffic Monitoring Committee (lead), ACH20 Bicycle Transportation Committee, ACH10 Pedestrian Committee, AEP25 Travel Survey Methods Committee, AED20 Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems, and AED10 Statewide/National Transportation Data and Information Systems. The organization of a National Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Subcommittee was formalized in July 2011 in response to the need for accessing, sharing, and integrating national bicycle and pedestrian information. This subcommittee is focused on non-motorized counting technologies, collection methodologies, and associated data management activities.

Subcommittee Goals

The goal of this subcommittee is to develop standardized national data structures that allow for accessibility, scalability, and the integration of non-motorized datasets which guide and support traffic management, travel demand modeling, safety studies, and general non-motorized planning and research efforts. For more information on the work and goals of the subcommittee, visit our 3-Year Strategic Plan.

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JOIN OUR 2022 ANNUAL MEETING:

Our subcommittee will be meeting virtually on Friday, January 21 at 1 pm Eastern. Please register to receive additional links and information on how to join this Microsoft Teams session.

Join us for the August 2021 edition of Conversations with Colleagues!

Time: Tuesday, August 24, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern

Webinar Title: Introducing a New, Free Tool for Evaluating Network-Level Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

Description: Pedestrian and bicyclist crashes, while too common, are statistically rare. The likelihood of crashes occurring is linked not only to roadway risk factors but to exposure – the number of people walking or bicycling and exposed to those risk factors. The absence of crashes at certain locations does not imply an absence of risk, while most pedestrian and bicyclist crashes happen in locations that have not had any other pedestrian or bicyclist crashes recently.

The systemic safety approach recognizes the need to screen networks for conditions that are linked to crash outcomes – whether any one of those locations specifically have had crashes. However, many of the tools available for systemic safety analysis have heavy data input requirements or require sophisticated analytic techniques, beyond the capacity of many local agencies and advocates for safer streets.

In response to these data and analysis constraints, we have developed an interactive tool that is intended to help users identify higher risk portions of the roadway network as part of their safety planning efforts or Vision Zero initiatives. The output is similar to a High Injury Network for bicyclists and pedestrians, but goes further by not only taking into consideration areas where a disproportionate share of fatal and serious injury crashes have already occurred, but also areas that have other kinds of factors present that may indicate potential risk of crashes. Specifically, this tool provides:

1. A new Modeling Framework with lower data and analytical barriers to entry for use

2. Outcomes linked to the planning process, specifically for estimating the cost of crashes, and tied to specific network locations in order to inform project prioritization

3. A built-in crash dashboard and visualizations for quickly summarizing and sharing findings

This webinar will introduce this free, fully open-source tool to practitioners and demonstrate how it can be used - using built-in national datasets or local inputs - to assess safety for vulnerable users on your network and prioritize impactful projects in your jurisdiction.

This project was developed a project team led by the City of New Orleans along with New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, University of New Orleans Transportation Institute, and Toole Design Group, with funding from the USDOT Safety Data Initiative (SDI).

Finally, if there are any particular topics that you believe should be covered during these sessions, please let us know.