Conférence-midi – Technologies and methods for automatic data collection and monitoring in non-motorized transportation

Salle de conférence de l'ÉSAD

Titre à venir

Par Luis Miranda-Moreno, professeur au Département de génie civil, Université McGill.

Cette activité aura lieu le vendredi 21 novembre 2014, à midi, au local FAS-1613. Le pavillon Félix-Antoine-Savard (FAS) est situé au 2325, rue des Bibliothèques, sur le campus de l’Université Laval.

Non-motorized transportation also refereed as active transportation (mainly cycling and walking) have attracted a lot of attention in the last years. Several benefits have been attributed to active modes at the individual and society level; however, important issues still persist when promoting active transportation such as traffic safety, lack of facilities and appropriate designs, air pollution, etc. In this context, there has been a growing interest in the development of data collection and monitoring technologies and methods in research and practice. Data is essential to investigate impacts of new infrastructure and programs, to monitor the evolution or growth in a corridor or region, to evaluate and monitor injury risk, etc. Among the data needs, one can mention counts or volumes in a city network or a set of locations (such as intersections, sidewalks, bike paths, public spaces, terminals, etc.). Data needs also include speeds or travel times, space-time trajectories, route data, O-D matrices, number of visits, and injury risk measures when interacting with motorized road users. The objective of this work is to present the recent research developments in automatic data collection, monitoring and modeling tools and their applications in urban planning and traffic safety.

Les conférences-midi de l’ÉSAD et du CRAD sont ouvertes à tous. Pour de plus amples informations, contactez Marie-Pier Bresse à ou au 418 656-2131 poste 15241.