Munich 2013

Workshop at Walk21 conference
in Munich, 10 September 2013

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The main focus of the workshop 2013 was to discuss and define sets of indicators and the methods that allow capturing reliable and valid data. Objective was the outline of an International Walking Data Standard to be created.

The workshop was jointly organised with Rob Methorst, who arranged a follow-up meeting of the Pedestrian Quality Needs project (COST 358) and the OECD/ITF Pedestrian group (see program).

After an introduction by Rob Methorst and Daniel Sauter, Tim Pharoah presented his idea of creating a Pedestrian Data Charter. This was followed by an introduction and pre-selection of indicators on the national and city/town level by Miles Tight and Daniel Sauter. Ryan Martinson and Tim Pharoah presented a similar introduction for the street & neighbourhood level. It was agreed that the indicators on the national/city level can be standardised but not those on the street/neighbourhood level. Tim Pharoah’s proposal for a Pedestrian Data Charter was adopted with enthusiasm and renamed to be become an International Walking Data Standard.


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Rob Methorst, Rijkswaterstaat Water, Traffic & the Environment, Delft, The Netherlands: History, context and goals of workshop Follow-Up from PQN & OECD/ITF

Daniel Sauter, Urban Mobility Research, Zurich, Switzerland: Welcome and introduction

Tim Pharoah, Urban Transport and Planning Consultant, London UK: A Pedestrian Data Charter? – the idea

Miles Tight, Professor of Transport, Energy and Environment, University of Birmingham, UK and Daniel Sauter, Indicators on National & City/Town Level: introduction and pre-selection of indicators

Ryan Martinson, Sustainable Transportation Specialist, Stantec, Calgary, Canada and Tim Pharoah: Indicators on Street & Neighbourhood Level: introduction and pre-selection of indicators