Use of Active Transportation Data in Decision-Making

Active transportation modes have become an increasingly important element of transportation networks in urban, suburban, and rural communities alike. Active transportation networks and infrastructure contribute toward efforts to reach a wide variety of transportation goals related to issues such as mobility, accessibility, emissions reduction, public health, equity, quality of life, economic development, and more. While public interest in active transportation such as walking, biking, and rolling grows, many transportation agencies are challenged to fully understand and communicate the true costs and benefits of these modes in a decision-making context. One area of particular challenge is the integration of data on active transportation into decision-making. Data requirements for decision-making are particularly of concern as the interest in investing in active transportation grows. Not only is access to data an issue, but also how to interpret, understand, and apply data to make better and more informed decisions about current and future transportation networks. Research is needed to provide informed technical direction to transportation and other professionals on how to identify, access, collect, store, interpret, understand, and apply active transportation data in transportation planning, design, operations and maintenance, safety, performance management, funding, and other decision-making. The objective of this research is to develop a guide on how to identify, access, collect, store, interpret, understand, analyze, and use active transportation data in transportation-related decision-making processes.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $550000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-165

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Weeks, Jennifer

  • Start Date: 20230207
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01846784
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-165
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 24 2022 7:45PM