Data analysis is the process of systematically applying statistical and/or logical techniques to describe and illustrate, recap, and evaluate data. With so much data readily accessible these days, data analysis is key to condensing the information into an easy-to-understand format that can be used to achieve your goals.
In this webinar, we will talk about the purpose of data collection for a Safe Routes to School program and we will provide an overview of the data available to analyze walking and bicycle usage, safety, and infrastructure. Attendees will learn about interactive mapping tools, GIS, and other online portals that can help provide the information needed to develop policy campaigns, grant applications, or other proposals to advance Safe Routes to School in Florida. Attendees will also learn strategies for working with local government and other agencies.
SRTS is a statewide program, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), whose goal is to make it safer for more children to walk and bike to school. This training is being brought to you by FDOT through the Florida Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center. The Florida LTAP Center provides quality training, technical assistance, & technology transfer to the Florida local transportation workforce.
✔ Describe the purpose of data collection.
✔ Identify the various tools used for data collection and how they apply towards infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects.
✔ Identify Florida’s best practices as a result of data collection used for Safe Routes to School projects.
✔ Identify resources that will help with data collection towards proposals and future projects.
✔ Describe the benefits of continuing to collect data even after a project is completed.
Jason Jackman is a Senior Research Associate with the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR). For over 14 years, he has managed programs such as Tampa’s Safe Routes to School program, as well as other bicycle and pedestrian safety programs throughout the State of Florida. He is a safety advocate and enjoys meeting and working with community partners who share an interest in transportation safety. Mr. Jackman holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of South Florida.
Dr. Achilleas Kourtellis is Assistant Program Director of ITS, Traffic Operations and Safety with the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR). He has worked on many safety and technology related research projects and conducted detailed data analysis, and statistical analysis on pedestrian and bicyclist behaviors. His research involves evaluation and development of technologies and advanced Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to increase traffic safety with emphasis on pedestrian and bicycle behaviors, as well as data analysis for systems’ evaluation. Dr. Kourtellis holds a Doctorate in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from the University of South Florida and has worked with CUTR for over 12 years.
To earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a Certificate of Completion for each recorded webinar, you must view the entire webinar. After viewing, please fill out the web form at the link below to request your certificate. The Florida LTAP Center will follow-up within 2-3 weeks.
This webinar will award 1.5 PDHs.