TRB Pedestrian Committee Official Web Page

The Transportation Research Board Pedestrian Committee (TRB committee number ANF10) is concerned with research on pedestrians and pedestrian facilities that will provide safe, comfortable, and efficient walking environments along sidewalks, along and across roadways, and connecting to other modes of transportation. The Committee addresses the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of roadways as they affect use of public rights-of-way by pedestrians. The Committee aims to integrate pedestrian considerations into broader transportation issues.

This Committee is chaired by Shawn Turner of Texas Transportation Institute. The Committee Vice Chair is Robert Schneider of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

The Pedestrian Committee interacts and collaborates with a number of subcommittees:

Name Purpose Parent Committee Chair(s)
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Analysis To identify and advance research related to safety and/or bicycle and pedestrian crashes Safety Data, Research, and Analysis Shane Turner
Bicycle and Pedestrian Data To develop standardized national data structures that incorporate non-motorized users Highway Traffic Monitoring Liz Stolz
Health and Transportation To identify, advance, and publish research and information to expand and improve current understanding and evaluation of the health impacts of federal, state, regional, and local transportation policies, procedures, and actions Environmental Justice in Transportation Eloisa Raynault
Emerging Technologies and Personal Transportation To explore emerging technologies and their relationship to roadway users, including pedestrians and bicyclists Bicycle Chris Cherry
Pedestrian Research To identify pedestrian research needs/topics and develop research needs statements; locate organizations to fund and conduct pedestrian research; and track previous, ongoing, and upcoming research Pedestrian Ilona Kastenhofer, Joe Fish
Pedestrian and Bicycle University Education To identify core competencies being taught; facilitate a network of faculty; and monitor research and evaluation related to curriculum development Bicycle Rebecca Sanders and Lynn Weigand
Pedestrian Papers To lead the paper review process and develop the pedestrian program at the Annual Meeting Pedestrian

Robert Schneider

Pedestrian Modeling and Simulation This Sub-committee is concerned with research on pedestrian modeling and simulation that utilize either macroscopic or microscopic modeling approaches. Pedestrian

Karim Ismail and Tarek Sayed

These subcommittees report progress and findings during the general Pedestrian Committee meetings.

The web site is maintained by Laura Sandt of the UNC Highway Safety Research Center. We invite suggestions for web page content; please email suggestions to Shawn Turner and/or Laura Sandt.

The information furnished on this web site is strictly that of the Pedestrians Committee and its members, and is not endorsed by TRB/NRC. Any opinions, findings, or conclusions expressed on this web site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Transportation Research Board or The National Academies.

Site last updated 3-23-12.