Availability and Use of Pedestrian Infrastructure Data to Support Active Transportation Planning

This report documents how state departments of transportation (DOTs) are collecting, managing, sharing, and analyzing pedestrian infrastructure data. The report describes the different mechanisms for collecting, managing, sharing, and analyzing pedestrian infrastructure data by state DOTs; the types, variables, attributes and formats of data being collected; how data consistency is ensured; how state DOTs use and analyze data for decision making; and what limitations currently exist. The state of practice was examined through a review of literature, an online survey of state transportation agencies, and interviews with state transportation agencies, which led to the creation of five case examples. The state DOTs selected as case examples represent various conditions and illustrate the range of current data collection practices, including: data collection and storage techniques, staff understanding of existing data, and the amount and type of infrastructure data collected; impact of both staff capacity and funding availability, ranging from limited capacity and funding to more robust funding and greater staff capacity; varied motivations for data collection; and multiplicity of data storage and usages within an individual agency.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Glossary; Tables;
  • Pagination: 111p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01759695
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309673457
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 50-10
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 19 2020 3:43PM