Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Collection (RFP# 201920-06)

Request For Proposal (DLAE Funded)
Project ID:  220-003-27 - Regional Bike/Ped Data Collection
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Scope of Work

1. Introduction

Proposed solutions will identify how biking and walking counts will be collected and describe the approach for training and support needed to successfully launch a regional active transportation counts program. Vendors may propose ways to count active transportation users in one, two, three, or all the described facilities and monitoring periods. SACOG reserves the right to contract with multiple vendors.

Definition of location types

The following are examples of location types in the SACOG region where the proposed solution will be used.

  1. Multi-use trails not connected to the existing roadway network
    • The Sacramento region has almost 500 miles of trails with restricted motor vehicle access, only some of which are near existing roadways (e.g. trails parallel to vehicle roadways). Many existing trails extend through open space and do not have any buildings or structures facing or near the trail.
    • Examples include Sutter Bike Path (trail connecting the community of Sutter to Yuba City, parallel to Hwy 20), American River Parkway (Sacramento County), Sycamore Trail (West Sacramento)
  2. In-roadway dedicated bike facilities that restrict access to motor vehicles
    • The region has a small but growing number of Class IV separated bikeways that are located on the road yet physically separated in a way that people cannot drive vehicles on the facilities.
    • Forthcoming examples include Franklin Blvd. between 19th Ave. and Sutterville Rd. (Sacramento), Fair Oaks Blvd. near Loehmann’s Plaza (unincorporated Sacramento County), Routier Rd. and Rod Beaudry Blvd. Cycle Track (Rancho Cordova)
  3. Sidewalks
    • The region also has several hundreds of miles of sidewalk. Sidewalks are located in highly dense urban settings, but also in more suburban and rural environments around community destinations.
    • Examples include the Folsom Historic District, Downtown Marysville
  4. In-roadway bike facilities—bikeways located in the same right-of-way as vehicle traffic, with the potential for vehicles crossing into the designated bikeway (e.g. Class III bike routes, Class II bike lanes near intersections or with street-side parking)
    • The Sacramento region has over 1,500 miles of in-road bikeways on the region’s roadways. Bike lanes (Class II) are dedicated areas for people to bike, though people driving cars may cross into or over them to access curbside parking or to make a turn. Share-the-road bike routes (Class III) have people riding bikes and driving cars in the same right-of-way. Monitoring these facilities may require different treatments, technologies, or equipment to capture the same quality of data as those facilities where motor vehicle access is restricted.
    • Examples include Broadway (Placerville), Mariposa Avenue (Citrus Heights), Folsom Blvd. (Rancho Cordova)

Definition of monitoring periods

  1. Long-term monitoring is greater than six months.
  2. Short-term monitoring is a minimum of two weeks and up to six months.

Proposed solutions will discuss the following topics areas:

2. Performance of Proposed Solution

Identify the type of facility (or facilities) and monitoring period your proposed solution is well-suited for.

Explain how the equipment, technology, or procedural innovation has been used successfully in other similar efforts.

  • Provide references from those similar efforts.

Include information on accuracy and timeliness of available data collected.

Discuss the following characteristics of the proposed solution

  • Ability to collect continuous counts data
  • Ability to detect bikes made of non-ferromagnetic materials
  • Capacity for data storage
  • Ability to download data for analysis in a standard format
  • Any known shortcomings of the proposal that may impede accurate counting of people biking or walking

3. Costs of Proposed Solution

Break out estimated costs, as applicable, for equipment, data service, maintenance plan, and/or software updates for accurate data collection over a minimum of two years.

Identify all applicable methods/options and associated costs for data extraction from the collection site. Examples of applicable methods include but are not limited to site visits to physically download data, data collection subscription services, wi-fi, cellular connections.

The selected proposal(s) may also be used by participating agencies other than SACOG. Identify the costs associated with offering services and equipment to other agencies and if any different terms and conditions would apply if other agencies were to utilize the services offered to SACOG. The desire is to provide an option for other agencies to participate and obtain the equipment/services at either the same or similar costs.

4. Training and Support

Provide a training plan and associated materials.

Describe the level of support made available for successfully launching the project and during the use of the equipment or for the length of the software agreement.

5. Operating conditions

Describe how the proposed solution is vandalism-resistant and theft-resistant.

Describe how the proposed solution will function in Sacramento weather conditions, singularly and in any combination: 

  • Sunlight: None to full, direct 
  • Storage Temperature: 0°F to 150°F 
  • Operating Temperature: 0°F to 120°F 
  • Thermal Shock: Up to 30°F in 2 hours 
    Relative Humidity: 13% to 99% R.H., including condensation 
  • Heavy fog or smoke
  • Rainfall/Snowfall: Up to six (6) inches rainfall per hour 
  • Airborne Dust: Up to 180 micrograms per cubic meter, with iron and salt particles including particles that could be as small as 1 to 200 microns, with a maximum concentration of 0.248 mg/cubic centimeters 
  • Wind Speed: Up to 80 mph, any direction 

6. Additional considerations, if relevant to your proposal

Describe battery life and conditions that would impact battery life, or alternate power source needs.

Identify the installation method and describe any needed infrastructure or housing to support accurate data collection.

Discuss how equipment and/or software upgrades would be handled over a minimum two-year period and how upgrades are conducted.

7. Minimum and Preferred Requirements

As described in the "Introduction" section of the scope of work, SACOG wants to count people biking and walking on in-roadway facilities and off-road active transportation facilities for short-term or long-term periods.

Refer to the attached tables for minimum and preferred requirements of the proposed solution(s).