Online Non-motorized Traffic Count Archive

Jurisdictions around the country are collecting non-motorized traffic count data, but the lack of a centralized database inhibits data sharing and greatly reduces the utility of this important and growing dataset. Lack of access to count data has led some transportation professionals to assume that cycling and walking levels are close enough to zero to be ignored. To remedy this, this project will create a national online non-motorized traffic count archive. This archive will include online input, data reformatting and validation functions, data visualization and analysis tools, and the ability to download user-specified data and exchange the data with other databases and applications.These features will provide safety researchers with a measure of exposure to collisions, will give educators data to better include cycling and walking in their curricula, will provide local agencies with seasonally adjusted estimates of daily non-motorized traffic at their short duration count sites, and will provide policymakers and transportation professionals with basic information on cycling and walking that will inform decisions and plans around the country. Access to a centralized non-motorized traffic data archive will open the door for innovation through research, design, and planning; provide fundamental performance metrics for planning and funding decisions; and allow policymakers and transportation professionals to better support the public’s desire for livable communities.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $175000
  • Contract Numbers:

    NITC 817

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Portland State University

    1900 SW Fourth Avenue, Suite 175
    Portland, Oregon  United States  97201
  • Managing Organizations:

    TREC at Portland State University

    1900 SW Fourth Ave, Suite 175
    P.O. Box 751
    Portland, Oregon  United States  97201
  • Project Managers:

    Hagedorn, Hau

  • Performing Organizations:

    Portland State University

    1900 SW Fourth Avenue, Suite 175
    Portland, Oregon  United States  97201
  • Principal Investigators:

    Tufte, Kristin

    Nordback, Krista

  • Start Date: 20140401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160531
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170501

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01616406
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Institute for Transportation and Communities
  • Contract Numbers: NITC 817
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 15 2016 5:28PM