How to Access and Use Data for Planning Complete Streets Projects


Originally presented on September 19, 2014

Presenters:
Tony Hull, Senior Planner
Toole Design Group

Michael Bauer, Section Chief
Epidemiology and Surveillance
New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention

Rob Limoges, Director
Safety Program Management Bureau
New York State Department of Transportation

Complete streets policies can create safer and smarter multi-modal environments for all pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users of all ages and abilities. The right kind of data can be an essential element to planning, implementing, and evaluating projects. This one-hour webinar will provide information on how to access and use national, state, county, and street-level data on motor vehicle traffic, bicycle, and pedestrian use, injuries, hospitalizations, and fatalities.

Learning Objectives
After this program participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to access national, state, county, and street-level data on motor vehicle traffic, bicycle, and pedestrian use, injuries, hospitalizations, and fatalities.
  • Describe how to review and understand the data and make decisions about its use for supporting complete streets policy planning.
  • Provide examples of how data can be used for complete streets planning.