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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A - Survey Questions." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Availability and Use of Pedestrian Infrastructure Data to Support Active Transportation Planning. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25995.
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A-1 A P P E N D I X A Survey Questions 1. Please select the state you represent (drop-down list). 2. What is the source of your state’s pedestrian infrastructure data? (select all that apply – note that if a respondent selects “Pedestrian infrastructure data are not collected,” he or she will be thanked and routed to the end of the survey) o MPO/RTPO o State-led data collection efforts o Other – write in (required) o Pedestrian infrastructure data are not collected 3. What is your state DOT’s role in storing, compiling and distributing pedestrian infrastructure data? (select one – note that all respondents will see 3a). o State collects and synthesizes pedestrian infrastructure data o State distributes pedestrian infrastructure data but does not perform any data manipulation o Other – write in (required) 3a. How does your state collect pedestrian data? (write in) 4. The following matrix outlines potential pedestrian facilities and the extent to which your state DOT may collect data on these facilities. Please identify below the coverage of your state DOT’s pedestrian infrastructure data. For example, if data are collected as certain project types are completed, select “Some projects.” if your DOT does not collect this data, please select “Does not collect data.” What is the coverage of your state DOT’s pedestrian infrastructure data? (note – branching logic is used to skip questions in the next section about facility types for which data are not collected) Some All projects Some state All state All public Does not projects roads roads roads collect data Roadway shoulders Sidewalks Crossing information (e.g., crosswalks) Signalization (e.g., ped heads, leading pedestrian interval)

A-2 Availability and Use of Pedestrian Infrastructure Data to Support Active Transportation Planning 5. Please provide some detail about the attributes your state DOT collects that are associated with pedestrian infrastructure data. Which of the following attributes does your state’s DOT collect for roadway shoulders? (select all that apply) Facility width Facility material/surface type Presence of rumble strip Maintenance condition rating or needs Other – write in (required) No data collected for this facility type 6. Which of the following attributes does your state DOT collect for sidewalks? (select all that apply) Full width Effective width Material/surface type Presence of buffer Barriers Maintenance condition rating or needs Detectable warnings Indicator utilities Other – write in (required) No data collected for this facility type 7. Which of the following attributes does your state DOT collect for trails? (select all that apply) Width Material/surface type Maintenance condition rating or needs Other – write in (required) No data collected for this facility type 8. Which of the following attributes does your state DOT collect for crossing information – e.g., crosswalks? (select all that apply) Crosswalk location Crosswalk type Traffic signals Curb ramps Midblock crossing locations Lighting Maintenance condition rating or needs Other – write in (required) No data collected for this facility type

Survey Questions A-3 9. Which of the following attributes does your state DOT collect for signalization – e.g., pedestrian heads, leading pedestrian interval? (select all that apply) Pedestrian signal head Leading pedestrian interval Turn prohibitions Maintenance condition rating or needs Other – write in (required) No data are collected 10. How is your state’s DOT data stored? (select all that apply – note that a user will see 10a if he or she selects GIS or CAD as a storage mechanism) In a relational database system (e.g., Oracle) In tabular format with no spatial reference In tabular format with route and milepost attribution In a spatial GIS system In a CAD-based system (e.g., AutoCAD) PDFs, drawings or paper maps KMZ file (e.g., Google Earth) Other – write in Unknown 10a. If your sidewalk or shoulder data have a spatial association, how is it mapped? (select all that apply) On the roadway centerline As a standalone linear feature (e.g., as a sidewalk centerline or shoulder centerline) Other – write in (required) Unknown 11. Does your state DOT have a data maintenance plan to keep data up-to-date over time? (select one) Yes No Other – write in Unknown 12. How is pedestrian data collection and/or data maintenance funded? (select all that apply) Project-specific funding No specific funding source Part of a larger data maintenance program budget Federal funding (e.g., HPMS, HSIP or planning) State/local funding Other – write in (required) State DOT does not collect or maintain data Unknown

A-4 Availability and Use of Pedestrian Infrastructure Data to Support Active Transportation Planning 13. How is your state DOT’s pedestrian infrastructure data shared with the public? (select all that apply) Data are available to the public via website or digital portal Data are made available to the public only on request Other – write in (required) No formal mechanism currently exists for data sharing Unknown 14. Does your state DOT have any concerns with sharing pedestrian infrastructure data? (select all that apply) Yes, liability is a concern Yes, user privacy is a concern Yes, we have contractual concerns about sharing data (e.g., data acquired through public/private partnership) No, we have no concerns with sharing our pedestrian data Other – write in (required) Unknown 15. How does your state DOT currently use pedestrian infrastructure data? (select all that apply) Project-level planning work Safety-related analysis Connectivity-related analysis Maintenance condition rating or needs ADA planning Other – write in (required) Unknown 16. How would your state DOT like to be able to use pedestrian infrastructure data? (ranked selection) Project-level planning work Safety-related analysis Connectivity-related analysis Maintenance condition rating or needs ADA planning 17. The synthesis includes three to five examples to illustrate representative use case studies. Involvement includes an interview and a review of use case writeup. Please let us know if you are interested in participating as a use case example agency. Are you interested in participating as a case example study for this project? Yes 18. Please provide your contact information: Email Name Organization Title Phone Number

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In March 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released a policy statement supporting the development of fully integrated transportation networks. The policy is to “incorporate safe and convenient walking and bicycle facilities into transportation projects.”

The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Synthesis 558: Availability and Use of Pedestrian Infrastructure Data to Support Active Transportation Planning documents how state DOTs are collecting, managing, sharing, and analyzing pedestrian infrastructure data.

Documenting and summarizing current DOT practices for defining, storing, collecting and sharing pedestrian infrastructure data will help agencies tailor the data collection process to build data infrastructure that supports various uses, leading to more consistent and efficient planning and management of pedestrian infrastructure.

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