State-wide Pedestrian and Bicycle Miles Traveled: Can We Estimate It?

Portland State University, Transportation Research and Education Center


Tuesday, February 7, 2017, midnight
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, midnight CST

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Heard of Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)? Wouldn’t it be great to know the corresponding value for walking and cycling?

This webinar discusses options for estimating the miles people walk and bicycle on the state-wide level, by investigating the practical considerations of trying to compute these values for one study state.

What strategies can be used, and what data sources do these require?

How do these strategies compare?

How do PMT/BMT estimates vary based on data?

Find out what researchers found and what obstacles they encountered when they tried to estimate bicycle and pedestrian miles traveled in the State of Washington.

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Krista Nordback

Krista Nordback, Ph.D., P.E. is a research associate at the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University, focusing on bicycle and pedestrian traffic and cyclist safety. She earned her doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Colorado Denver, master’s from University of Minnesota, and bachelor’s from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her doctoral dissertation developed a new method for estimating bicycle traffic and provides the first safety performance functions for bicyclists at signalized intersections in the U.S. She has researched non-motorized traffic counting technologies and programs for Colorado, Washington, and Oregon DOTs.