Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm Eastern Time
DVRPC has built a new integrated travel network from the OpenStreetMap.org and GTFS (Google Transit) Web 2.0 data sources. DVRPC will discuss the use of these innovative data sources in developing travel models, including goals, data quality, data integration, and the application of these networks.
Colorado's statewide bicycle and pedestrian non-motorized travel monitoring program has taken off in the past two years. Counting technologies now provide a way to gather non-motorized hourly directional data that can provide and support information for planning, forecasting, engineering, and facility design/construction purposes just to name a few. This presentation will focus on how the Colorado DOT has developed a program with very little funding and resources by taking advantage of existing technology systems and skillsets to build a statewide non-motorized travel monitoring program. A review of the data collected and a few site configurations for continuous and short-duration non-motorized counting will be provided.
Christopher M. Puchalsky is the Manager of the Office of Modeling and Analysis at DVRPC and oversees all model development, model application, and travel survey activity. Chris has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Urban Transportation Systems Engineering, has consulted on transportation projects both in the US and abroad, and formerly worked in the auto industry in design and simulation.
Wolfgang Scherr is a Senior Transportation Engineer at DVRPC. Wolfgang was the project manager for the development of the new network model. Wolfgang has also managed transit and evacuation modeling projects at DVRPC, and was formerly Vice President at PTV America. Wolfgang has an M.Sc. in Business Engineering and Management from the University of Karlsruhe.
Elizabeth Stolz manages the Traffic Analysis Unit for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). This includes the short-duration, continuous, and WIM traffic data counting programs. Liz uses the TRADAS system to calculate, review, and report on all daily, monthly, and year-end traffic statistics. Liz also manages the non-motorized traffic data program that includes bicycle and pedestrian count data. As of 2010, CDOT has 6 continuous count bicycle counting locations and over 20 short-duration counts for bicycle and pedestrian data.
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