TRB Annual Meeting Activities (2013)

The 2013 TRB Annual Meeting was a huge success for the bicycle and pedestrian data subcommittee.  All activities sponsored by the subcommittee were well attended.  The Annual meeting activities started on Sunday, January 13, 2013 with almost 50 participants attending the "Counting on the Locals" workshop.  Following this workshop a second workshop on "Factoring Bicycle and Pedestrian Data"  was also well attended with over 60 participants.  

On Monday, January 14, 2013, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Subcommittee held it's annual subcommittee meeting.  This meeting was so well attended that the subcommittee must apologize to those who showed up and could not get in the room!   The room was meant for about 50 participants and we were able to squeeze ~75 participants in the room.  Other participants were turned away at the door but next year the data subcommittee will request a bigger room!   This illustrates the need and popularity of the bicycle and pedestrian data needs across the nation!  Several research ideas were discussed during the meeting and a number of national projects were presented.  For more information on these research ideas, visit the research page.  

On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, the data subcommittee hosted a paper session that was extremely popular and well attended by more than 125 TRB participants.  For more information on the papers presented and access to the slides presented during the session, please see the electronic TRB program session 640 "Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting Data and Collection Methods."     

Workshops that were held during the 2013 TRB Annual Meeting are listed below.  


Workshop #1 - 


9am - Noon on January 13, 2012 - Hilton Columbia Hall 4

 126 (TPW13-009)
Counting on the Locals for Traffic Data 
Steven Jessberger, Federal Highway Administration, presiding
Sponsored by Committee on Highway Traffic Monitoring; Committee on Statewide Transportation Data and Information Systems; Committee on Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems; Committee on Bicycle and Pedestrian Data; Committee on Archived Data User Service (ADUS)

Counting on the Locals for Traffic Data: 
Both local VMT & AADT are important traffic statistics for various Federal & State purposes. Due to resource issues, traffic counts on localized roads are difficult to do effectively. This workshop highlights numerous methods States, MPO's and cities use to collect local traffic data & how those agencies have led cooperative efforts to QC, share & utilize each other's local traffic data. Overcoming institutional & traffic data issues will be discussed.

Speakers and specific topics for this workshop include:

Effective Methods for State and Local Agency Collection of Good Quality Local Traffic Data (P13-5469)
     Steven Jessberger, Federal Highway Administration
     Ralph A. Gillmann, Federal Highway Administration
Reviewing National, State Department of Transportation, and Local Agency Data-Sharing Practices and Projects (P13-5560)
     Susie Forde, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
     Andrea Bahoric, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
      
DVRPC as a Regional Resource: Striving for Efficiency in Traffic Data (P13-5479)
     Scott Brady, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
MnDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting Initiative (P13-5494)
     Greg Lindsey, University of Minnesota


Workshop #2 - 

ABJ35(3)

Sun 1/13/2013

1:30pm- 4:30pm

Hilton, Cabinet

 182 (TPW13-005)
Factoring Bicycle and Pedestrian Data 
Scott Brady, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, presiding
Sponsored by Committee on Highway Traffic Monitoring; Committee on Statewide Transportation Data and Information Systems; Committee on Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems; Committee on Environmental Justice in Transportation

Planning, operations, and research efforts, such as health, safety and prioritizing infrastructure improvements, rely on annual average daily traffic (AADT). The lack of a similar metric for bicyclists and pedestrians prevents adequate funds, plans, and designs for these modes. This workshop focuses on how factoring methods can be applied to short-term bicycle and pedestrian counts to estimate annual average daily pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

Speakers and specific topics for this workshop include:

Bicycle and Pedestrian Factors: Establishing the Need (P13-5402)
     Shawn M. Turner, Texas A&M Transportation Institute 
Transferring Factors from Motorized Side of Travel: Opportunities and Pitfalls (P13-5403)
     Mark E. Hallenbeck, University of Washington
Adjustment Factors for Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts: Linking Research and Practice (P13-5404)
     Greg Lindsey, University of Minnesota
Applying Factors: Walking and Biking Toward Accuracy (P13-5405)
     Krista Nordback, University of Colorado, Denver

Workshop #3 - TRANSPORTATION BEHAVIORAL DATA GATHERING - POSTPONED to 2014 TRB Meeting


The Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Subcomittee is working jointly with the health and transportation Subcomittee to develop a joint workshop idea for the 2014 TRB Annual Meeting to address the topic of behavioral data gathering.  Check back in September, 2012 to see if the workshop was accepted.  

Subcommittee Meeting


TRB Annual Meeting
ABJ-35(3) Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Subcommittee Meeting Agenda
Session: TPM13-031
Monday, January 14, 2013
Location: Hilton L'Enfant 12:15-1:15

AGENDA
Committee Activities
Workshops Review - Elizabeth Stolz
Paper/Podium/Poster Sessions Review - Scott Brady
Research Update - Stacey Bricka

Project Updates
1.  NCHRP 07-19 – Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Collection Methods - Paul Reyes
2.  NCHRP 08-78 – Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Estimation Methods - Jeff Frkonja
3.  The National Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Clearinghouse - Elizabeth Stolz
4.  Colorado DOT's Site Selection Research Project - Shawn Turner
5.  FHWA's Traffic Monitoring Guidebook - Steven Jessberger
     

Paper Session

Time:  3:45 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Location: Hilton, International East


 640 (TPS13-030)
Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting Data and Collection Methods 
Scott Brady, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, presiding
Sponsored by Committee on Highway Traffic Monitoring (ABJ35); Committee on Bicycle and Pedestrian Data (ABJ35(3)); Committee on Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems (ABJ30)

Methods for collecting bicycle and pedestrian data are covered in this session. Analyzing data, implementing quality control methods, classifying data, and using behavioral survey data are included. 

Classification of Bicycle Traffic Patterns in Five North American Cities (13-3007)
     Luis Fernando Miranda-Moreno, McGill University, Canada
     Thomas Nosal, McGill University, Canada
     Robert J. Schneider, University of California, Berkeley
     Frank Proulx, University of California, Berkeley
Quality Counts for Pedestrians and Bicyclists: Quality Assurance Procedures for Nonmotorized Traffic Count Data (13-2552)
     Shawn M. Turner, Texas A&M Transportation Institute 
     Philip H. Lasley, Texas A&M Transportation Institute 
Toward a Flexible System for Pedestrian Data Collection Using Microsoft Kinect Motion-Sensing Device (13-3284)
     Samuel Charreyron, McGill University, Canada
     Stewart Jackson, McGill University, Canada
     Luis Fernando Miranda-Moreno, McGill University, Canada
Errors in Estimating Annual Average Daily Bicyclists from Short-Term Count (13-3281)
     Krista Nordback, University of Colorado, Denver
     Wesley Marshall, University of Colorado, Denver
     Bruce N. Janson, University of Colorado, Denver
     Elizabeth Stolz, Chaparral Systems Corporation

Poster Session

Time:  4:15pm - 6:00pm
Date:  Monday, January 14, 2013
Location: Hilton, International Center

 425 (TPP13-012)
Utilizing and Collecting Data on Nonmotorized Traffic: Bicycles and Pedestrians
Elizabeth Stolz, Chaparral Systems Corporation, presiding
Sponsored by Committee on Highway Traffic Monitoring (ABJ35); Committee on Bicycle and Pedestrian Data (ABJ35(3)); Task Force on Task Force on Understanding New Directions for the National Household Travel Survey (ABJ45T); Committee on Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems (ABJ30)

The need for collecting data on nonmotorized traffic (bicycles and pedestrians) is becoming greater and includes a need to understand how to utilize the data collected. This poster session provides a number of data collection methods and utilization of these data sets. 

Establishing Automated Regional Nonmotorized Transportation Data Collection System to Support Active Transportation Performance Monitoring (13-0351)
     Sherry Ryan, San Diego State University
Monitoring Urban Bicycle Volumes Using Inductive Loops at Signalized Intersections (13-3901)
     Sander Veenstra, University of Twente, Netherlands
     Tom Thomas, University of Twente, Netherlands
     Karst T. Geurs, University of Twente, Netherlands
Adjustment Factors for Estimating Miles Traveled by Nonmotorized Traffic (13-4082)
     Greg Lindsey, University of Minnesota
     Junzhou Chen, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
     Steve Hankey, University of Minnesota
Characterizing Walk Trips in Communities by Using Data from 2009 National Household Travel Survey, American Community Survey, and Other Sources (13-4509)
     Ho-Ling Hwang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
     Timothy Reuscher, MacroSys Research and Technology
     Daniel W. Wilson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
     Elaine Murakami, Federal Highway Administration


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