Transportation & Communities Summit 2019: Counting the Underrepresented in Transportation Data: Bicyclists and Pedestrians

Portland State University, Transportation Research and Education Center


Thursday, September 19, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. PDT

Portland, OR, United States

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Building a Non-Motorized Counts Program in Bend Oregon: A Partnership Story
Josh Roll, Oregon Department of Transportation
Transportation planning staff in Bend, Oregon have developed a traffic counts program that collects all users of the road. With technical support from Oregon Department of Transportation, they are solving multiple technical issues such as how to streamline the deployment of sensors and the transmitting, processing, and summarizing of the collected data. These data are then put to use in crash analysis helpful to understand systemic risk for non-motorized users of the system.

Caltrans and Multimodal Planning with Big Data 
Matthew Pettit, Streetlight Data
The California Department of Transportation, Caltrans worked with big data to derive several key bicycle and pedestrian transportation analytics using the StreetLight Data software platform that uses machine learning on millions of cell phone pings from location-based services and GPS points in North America.

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Sirisha Kothuri

Invited Speaker

Sirisha Kothuri, Ph.D. is a senior research associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University. Dr. Kothuri’s primary research interests are in the areas of multimodal traffic operations, bicycle and pedestrian counting, and safety. Dr. Kothuri is the research co-chair of the Transportation ... Read More

Matthew Pettit

Invited Speaker

Matt has 7 years of experience working on interdisciplinary teams across government, engineering consulting, and data/software vendors, within and outside the transportation industry. Before joining StreetLight Data as a Solution Engineer, Matt was an Applications Engineer at Citilabs, overseeing their multi-modal transportation accessibility analysis software. In this role, Matt ... Read More

Josh Roll

Invited Speaker

Josh Roll is the Active and Sustainable Transportation Research Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Transportation where he coordinates and conducts research. Josh has experience in most elements of the analyses process, starting with data collection and wrangling, data processing and cleaning, visualization and data exploration and finally model and ... Read More

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