National Survey of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behaviors

ICR 202206-2127-001

OMB: 2127-0684

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Supporting Statement A
Supplementary Document
Supplementary Document
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Supplementary Document
Supporting Statement B
ICR Details
2127-0684 202206-2127-001
Received in OIRA 201202-2127-001
National Survey of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behaviors
Reinstatement with change of a previously approved collection   No
Regular 06/16/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved
105,488 0
4,182 0
113,207 0

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking approval to reinstate with modification a previously approved information collection (OMB Control No. 2127-0684) to conduct the National Survey of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behaviors (NSBPAB) by contacting an estimated 22,943 households by mail for participation. The push-to-web with mail supplement survey will be completed by a national probability sample of 7,500 U.S. adults (aged 18 and older). Participation by respondents would be voluntary. This collection only asks respondents to report their answers; there are no record-keeping costs to the respondents. The survey was reviewed by an Institutional Review Board and determined to be exempt. NHTSA will use the information to produce a technical report that presents the results of the survey. The technical report will provide aggregate (summary) statistics and tables as well as the results of statistical analysis of the information, but it will not include any personally identifiable information. The purpose of the survey is to obtain up-to-date information about bicyclist and pedestrian attitudes and behaviors, biking and walking frequency, use of e-bikes and e-scooters, and perceptions of community investments in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. The technical report will be shared with State highway safety offices, local governments, transportation planners, engineers, policymakers, researchers, educators, advocates, and others who use the data from this survey to support their work. The total estimated burden for contacting 15,443 potential participant non-responders (1,469 hours) and 309 potential pilot participant non-responders (32 hours) and contacting and recruiting 7,500 participants (2,626 hours) and 150 pilot participants (55 hours) to complete the study is 4,182 total hours. All estimates were rounded up to the nearest whole hour. When NHTSA last received approval of this information collection, the estimated burden was 3,005 hours. The increase in burden of 1,177 hours is a result of using a larger sample and including burden not just for the estimated number of completed surveys, but also for the estimated number of contacts of potential respondents. NHTSA has conducted the NSBPAB on two previous occasions—first in 2002 and again in 2012. (The final reports for the 2012 administration of the survey are included as Supplemental Documents.) NHTSA is seeking approval for reinstatement of the information collection because up-to-date information is needed to identify trends across time as well as to understand emerging trends such as the rapid deployment of e-bikes and e scooters throughout American communities and increasing levels of distraction or inattention associated with smart phone use among all travelers. Study results should produce useful information for bicycle and pedestrian safety stakeholders. The legacy study is being redesigned to sample respondents using address data from the most recent U.S. Postal Service computerized Delivery Sequence File of residential addresses, and administer the survey via web and mail (replacing the former random-digit dial computer-assisted telephone interview design).

US Code: 23 USC 403 Name of Law: Highway Safety Act

Not associated with rulemaking

  87 FR 19576 04/04/2022
87 FR 36369 06/16/2022

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 105,488 0 0 105,488 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 4,182 0 0 4,182 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 113,207 0 0 113,207 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
This is a reinstatement of an information collection supporting NHTSA's behavioral traffic safety research program and the agency's efforts to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety. As such, it requires a program change to add the estimated 4,182 hours for the reinstated information collection to existing burden.

Yes Part B of Supporting Statement
Kristie Johnson 202 366-2755 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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