Counting pedestrians and cyclists

A good introduction to the company Eco-Counter that has developed pretty good technology for counting pedestrians, cyclists and all other forms of transportation. Here’s a CTV video about Montreal. Does anyone know if there are sampling methods available for...

STROAD

Interesting post in Atlantic Cities about the STROAD (Street/Road): The STROAD design — a street/road hybrid — is the futon of transportation alternatives. Where a futon is a piece of furniture that serves both as an uncomfortable couch and an...
Awesome book on Statistics Done Wrong!

Awesome book on Statistics Done Wrong!

I use statistics almost every day. I make coding errors, I misinterpret results, I misspecify models, among other mistakes. All in days work. But hopefully Statistics Done Wrong by Alex Reinhart will help me make fewer of the most common statistical errors. It’s...
The best thing my city did this year…

The best thing my city did this year…

Interesting article from The Atlantic Cities discussing the best things the cities where the various staff live did this year. Here’s mine for Saskatoon: Saskatoon conducted a Household Travel Survey to examine travel behaviours. This is the first travel survey...

Bicycle Helmets

Interesting article the in the BMJ about the complexity of bicycle helmet research by Ben Goldacre and David Spiegelhalter. They talk about the methodological and political challenges surrounding the question of bike helmets and cite a very well done Canadian study. I...