2012 NATMEC Activities

The North American Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference (NATMEC) will be held in Dallas, Texas from June 4th to June 7th.  If you are only interested in non-motorized data, you will want to attend the conference on June 6th only.

Here is a list of anticipated non-motorized sessions and meetings that will be held on June 6th:

Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 10:30am-12:00pm, Fairmont Dallas
Data Driven Decisions and Establishing Bicycle and Pedestrian Policies and Procedures 
Elizabeth Stolz, Chaparral Systems Corporation; Betsy Jacobsen, Colorado Department of Transportation, presiding
Sponsored by Task Force on Traffic Monitoring Conference (NATMEC)

Organizational funding typically follows an agency’s established policies. Agencies with established bicycle and pedestrian data programs are in a better position to make informed decisions related to non-motorized facility design, maintenance, operations, and safety. Participants in this session will learn how data is helping to drive agency policies, which in turn can effect funding, design, implementation and allocation of resources for bicycle and pedestrian data programs.




Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 12:15pm- 1:45pm, Fairmont Dallas
TRB Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Joint Subcommittee (ABJ35(3)) 
Elizabeth Stolz, Chaparral Systems Corporation, presiding
Sponsored by Task Force on Traffic Monitoring Conference (NATMEC)



Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 2:00pm- 3:30pm, Fairmont Dallas
Methods for collecting and using Bicycle and Pedestrian Data 
Sponsored by Task Force on Traffic Monitoring Conference (NATMEC)

Many agencies are adopting a multimodal approach to addressing the ever increasing demands on the transportation network. This approach requires data on modes that have not been part of traditional traffic monitoring programs. Bicycle and pedestrian data are difficult to collect but necessary to adequately assess and address the needs of these system users. Several efforts to collect bicycle and pedestrian data will be discuss in this session.
Alternative Data Record Options for Continuous Pedestrian and Bicycle Counts 
Barbara Katherine Ostrom, AMEC E&I, Inc. - SLIDES
Understanding Pedestrian Flows and Their Characteristics 
Rob Poapst, University of Minnesota - SLIDES
Bike Count Methods Using Standard Traffic Counters 
Robert Joseph Benz, Texas Transportation Institute - SLIDES
Towards Automated Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Collection 
Sirisha Murthy Kothuri, Portland State University - SLIDES