The National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Program is a volunteer effort led by Alta and the Institute of Transportation Engineers Pedestrian and Bicycle Council.
In 2007, Alta and the Institute of Transportation Engineers Pedestrian & Bicycle Council initiated the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project to establish a consistent count and survey methodology. The objective of the program is to:
- Establish a consistent national bicycle and pedestrian count and survey methodology building on the “best practices” from around the country and publicize the availability of this free material for use by agencies and organizations online.
- Establish a national database of bicycle and pedestrian count information generated by these consistent methods and practices.
- Use the count and survey information to begin analysis on the correlations between various factors and bicycle and pedestrian activity. These factors may range from land use to demographics to type of new facility.
The data collected as part of this program is available free of charge to any public agency or research institution. A full description of the program along with downloadable forms, training instructions, and a description of the methodology is available on the website at http://bikepeddocumentation.org