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History and Purpose
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Subcommittee ABJ35(3) is a Transportation Research Board (TRB) Subcommittee supporting and serving the needs of four different TRB standing committees.  These committees include ABJ35 Travel Monitoring Committee (lead), ANF20 Bicycle Transportation Committee, ANF10 Pedestrian Committee, and the ABJ40 Travel Survey Methods Committee. The organization of a National Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Subcommittee was formalized 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 subcommittee, including our Triennial Strategic Plan visit our Purpose page.

TRB Webinar: Tools for Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection

TRB will conduct a webinar on January 29, 2015, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm ET that will explore forthcoming NCHRP Report 797: Guidebook on Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection. Webinar presenters will provide an overview of the guidebook's contents and a short summary of the research.

This webinar will introduce applications for non-motorized count data, technologies and methods for collecting non-motorized count data, and methods for adjusting raw count data to (a) correct errors inherent to a given counting technology and (b) adjust counts to estimate volumes over different periods of time and/or under different environmental conditions than those counted.

Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for two Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

Webinar Presenters

  • Paul Ryus, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
  • Robert Schneider, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Tony Hull, Toole Design Group
  • Frank Proulx, University of California, Berkeley

Moderated by: Kelly Laustsen, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Webinar Outline

  • PART 1: Introduction
  • PART 2: Project and guidebook overview
  • PART 3: Non-motorized count applications
  • PART 4: Non-motorized counting methods and technologies
  • PART 5: Correcting and adjusting non-motorized count data
  • PART 6: Wrap-up
  • PART 7: Question and answer session

The first 90 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to health, safety, and welfare including core technical.

Become More Involved
Interested in becoming more involved in the subcommittee? Check out our People page to see how you can help out!