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Evaluating Bicycle and Pedestrian Transit Around Tucson

Presenter(s):  Ben Hickson

Abstract: 

Each October for the past 11 years the Pima Association of Governments conducts a Bicycle and Pedestrian demographics and activity survey across the greater Tucson Region to provide usage and assessment statistics to assist in evaluating regional needs, street safety, and awareness. Averaging 95 locations per year with a total of 224 unique locations assessed, this effort provides fundamentally unique and critical information to a variety of transportation programs and initiatives conducted by PAG, member jurisdictions, and university researchers. This presentation focuses on the development and distribution of count locations across the county, the demographic variables assessed, how the data is stored and analyzed, and how the that information is made available to the public through our Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Explorer web application.

About the presenter(s):

Ben's generally interested in all geospatial data science tools for evaluating imagery and LiDAR data and for producing maps and apps. Having previously worked for the University of Arizona Libraries as a systems administrator and research support personnel, he now works with for Pima Association of Governments as a Senior Analyst providing data and map support for regional activities addressed by PAG