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Motorcycle Activity Data. Motorcycle Activity Data. Motorcycle registrations Motorcycle vehicle miles traveled Uses of activity data Calculate safety rates Allocate funding Determine roadway needs Assess safety countermeasures Develop legislation. Estimates of Motorcycles.

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Motorcycle activity data1
Motorcycle Activity Data

  • Motorcycle registrations

  • Motorcycle vehicle miles traveled

  • Uses of activity data

    • Calculate safety rates

    • Allocate funding

    • Determine roadway needs

    • Assess safety countermeasures

    • Develop legislation


Estimates of motorcycles
Estimates of Motorcycles

Motorcycles registered or in Use (Millions)


Sources of vmt data
Sources of VMT data

  • Highway Statistics (FHWA)

  • National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) (FHWA)

  • Motorcycle/ATV Telephone Survey (MIC)



Challenges of vmt data collection
Challenges of VMT Data Collection

  • Automatic traffic recorders

    • Need to identify motorcycles

  • Magnetic counters

    • Need to sense motorcycles

  • Manual counts

    • Labor intensive

    • Weekday vs. weekend travel

  • Self-reports

    • Rely on respondent



Summary
Summary

  • Several uses for motorcycle activity data

  • Accuracy of data is critical

  • Continue momentum generated by FHWA Motorcycle Travel Symposium

  • Develop guidelines on collecting motorcycle registration and motorcycle VMT data


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