Events / Meetings

NaTMEC: Emerging Equipment, Technologies and Capabilities to Address Travel Monitoring Basics and Beyond

When: Monday, May 17, 2021 -- 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

This webinar is being presented as part of a series partnership with the National Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference, or NaTMEC. NaTMEC was created to provide travel monitoring professionals and transportation data users from around the world opportunities to share knowledge and good practices, exchange ideas, revisit fundamental concepts, learn new processes, procedures and techniques, and see the latest advancements in policy, technology, and equipment. In lieu of an in-person conference in 2020, NaTMEC is moving to a virtual format to be held June 21-25, 2021. Check natmec-dot-org for more information as it becomes available.

Webinar Description:

Jurisdictions often rely on observed counts as data sources for bicyclist or pedestrian volume collected either manually over short durations of by automation for longer-term counts. Models are then developed from these observational data at limited set of locations to extrapolate network-wide conditions. Newer sources of pedestrian and bicyclist activity data have emerged from GPS-based apps (Strava, Ride Report, Map My Ride and others), GPS-enabled bike and scooter sharing systems, aggregators that use these passively-crowdsourced data (i.e. StreetLight), and machine vision counts from signalized intersection control systems. These emerging data sources have advantages and disadvantages to consider when complementing traditional count data.

The first presentation will share methods used to independently evaluate such emerging data sources, such as establishing a benchmark or ground truthing and discuss lessons learned from testing different systems. The second presentation will explain how data fusion techniques were used to combine data from various sources to derive network level bicyclist volumes.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees of this webinar will be able to:

  • Be familiar with the emerging sources for bicyclist and pedestrian count data and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Understand how crowdsourced data can be evaluated for their potential to quantify walking and bicycling activity.
  • Learn how practitioners and researchers can use these emerging data to develop, apply, and validate network models.


  • Shawn Turner, Senior Research Engineer | Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)
  • Sirisha Kothuri, Senior Research Associate | Portland State University 

No Charge to Register for the webinar

Registration for webinar includes a live web event and an archived recording with access for 30 days to each registrant and a webinar evaluation that provides a certificate of completion only. PDHs not included; please see PDH Credit Certificate section for more information on receiving PDHs.

PDH Credit Certificate -- 1.5 Credits: If you would like PDH Credit for this webinar, there is a processing fee for each registrant of $15 members/ $25 nonmembers to receive 1.5 PDH credits certificate. Instructions and links will be provided at the conclusion of the live webinar.

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