Data Collection Tools

Crash, count, roadway, and other data are essential to identify transportation and safety needs for bicyclists and pedestrians and to select the appropriate improvements to make conditions safer and more comfortable for all roadway users.

High-quality data allows an agency to set performance measures, to prioritize program and infrastructure funding, and eventually, to evaluate the long-term effects of those investments.

These pages provide detailed information about the importance of data collection and link to some of the publicly available tools:

  1. Crash Data
  2. Counts
  3. Surveys
  4. Inventories
  5. Audits
  6. Secondary Data Sources

For case studies about data collection, check out this report [PDF].