Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference

Hilton, Anchorage, AK, USA ; 16 Sep - 19 Sep 2012

Sunday, September 16th
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Workshop Description

ustainable transportation is a concept that is quickly gaining momentum. Walking and biking are becoming much more popular, and the demand for larger networks of pedestrian and bike trails is increasing quickly. This requires good quality pedestrian and bicycle data for both planning and facility operations purposes. Present pedestrian and bicycle data collection approaches are largely limited to surveys, which are either administered on location or via a broad distribution, manual counts, which involve field data collection by personnel and automatic spot counts. Existing algorithms for automatic spot counts are not satisfactory. New methods and technologies are desired to reduce the cost and improve the accuracy for pedestrian and bicycle data collection. This workshop brings top experts in the pedestrian and bicycle data collection field to share their knowledge and vision on the following issues:

(1) Needs for Pedestrian and Bicycle Detection
(2) Existing Technologies and Challenges
(3) Emerging Technologies that Can Be Applied in the Future
(4) Future Directions and Resources


  • Al Fletcher, Field Operations Engineer / Safety / Team Leader, FHWA’s Division Office in Alaska.

  • Jean-Francois Rheault, Director,  Eco-Counter

  • Edgar Seemann, Professor, Darmstadt University of Technology

  • Luis F. Miranda-Moreno, Assistant Professor, McGill University

  • Yinhai Wang, Professor, University of Washington [Panel Chair]