Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pedestrian/Bicycle Data Collection and Prioritization Survey

The National Cooperative Highway Research Program and Transportation Research Board would like your help in understanding pedestrian and bicycle prioritization strategies. Please give them a hand by completing a brief survey, available online here.

More info on the project and survey from NCHRP and TRB:

This survey asks about methodologies for collecting and analyzing bicycle and pedestrian data and prioritizing pedestrian and bicycle projects. We seek input from federal agencies, states, MPOs, counties, local jurisdictions of all sizes, transit agencies, colleges and universities, school districts, and public works and utililties departments. We also seek input from private sector transportation professionals, academics, non-profits, activists, and others. EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE A METHODOLOGY, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! We will use this information to develop recommended methodologies for transportation agencies to evaluate and prioritize improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists along existing roads.

This survey should take about 20 minutes to complete (but I finished it more quickly than that, so you probably can too!). Surveys should be submitted by Friday, November 4, 2011.


  1. I think this is a really good idea. I know ACS recently released results, but I think those really underestimate the number of bike commuters out there - for me, I have a folding bike that I ride to the train station, take on the train with me, and then ride to work downtown - but I still don't qualify as a bike commuter. So I think a new kind of survey methodology is definitely called for.

  2. And this, of course, is the tricky thing about transportation data. If I walk to the bus station, is it a pedestrian trip or a transit trip? If I drive to work, walk from work to the grocery store, and then run three other errands on my way home, how do we categorize my travel? While many transpo folks recognize this issue, no one has figured out a great way to deal with it yet. Of course, it doesn't help that transportation modeling in general is still in the dark ages...