International Walking Data Standard: Treatment of Walking in Travel Surveys Internationally standardized monitoring methods of walking and public space

Daniel Sauter, Tim Pharoah, Miles Tight, Ryan Martinson, Martin Wedderburn

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Abstract

The International Walking Data Standard at a glance
This document demonstrates the need for an internationally recognised standard for the collection of data on walking, as a way of promoting and supporting policies and actions to improve the role of sustainable modes of travel. It also proposes a detailed set of requirements for walking data that are consistent and comparable.
Walking is a fundamental mode of travel and an essential part of any successful transport system. Collecting information about walking is a necessi-ty, and provides crucial input for planning inter-ventions and investment decisions. Travel surveys play a critical role in measuring the amount of walking done.
Currently, however, there are vast differences in the data collection methods used, which make comparisons difficult. Travel surveys usually focus on the national level but good information is equally required at the regional and local level. It is essential, therefore, to develop reliable, valid and yet easy to use travel surveys for cities and urban areas which include walking in a consistent and appropriate manner.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages56
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

Keywords

  • Walking
  • Data
  • Measuring
  • pedestrian

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