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Traffic Accident Analysis

Summary Report of High-Crash Road Segments and Intersections in Tompkins County, N.Y., (revised 5/31/2017)

Prepared by the ITCTC.
This year the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC) analyzed traffic accident data for the second time. The traffic accident data was downloaded for each municipality from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)’s ALIS database (Accident Location Information System) for the years 2008 through 2013. This database utilizes all crashes reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Data was also received for the first time from the Cornell Police Department. This data includes all traffic accidents which the Cornell Police Department responded to for the years 2011 through 2014. This data includes crash locations and pedestrian injury locations ONLY. For intersections where our primary data is from the Cornell Police, therefore, we do not have a crash severity index shown - since we have no information on injured drivers or "serious" injuries.


Tompkins County Traffic Safety Data
, (February 2012)

Prepared by the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research
This document provides various accident and ticket data for the county. Ticket data are presented for the years 2008-2010. Four summary reports provide detailed accident data for the three years 2008-2010. The four accident reports provide data for 1) all accidents, 2) alcohol-related accidents, 3) speed-related accidents, and 4) motorcycle accidents. Caution is advised in interpreting the data in cases where the numbers are very small. For assistance in using the data in this document or to request additional information, please see the contact information included at the beginning of the report.
 

NYS Motor Vehicle Accident Data by County, 2008-2010


 

Journey-to-Work Trends

Easy To Read Mode-to-Work Pie Charts For Each Municipality and Census Designated Place:


 

Traffic Count Reports

 The 2016 Traffic Count Report is available as of 2/13/2017.

ITCTC Traffic Count Report: This report includes AADT (Annual Average Daily Traffic) and peak hour (5-6 PM) traffic count information for the state, county and local roads in Tompkins County for which traffic count data was obtained in 2016. Count locations in this report are different from those provided in the 2006 - 2015 Traffic Count Reports. 

2016 Report 2014/2015 Report  2012/2013 Report
2011 Report 2010 Report 2009 Report
2008 Report 2007 Report 2006 Report

Traffic Count comparison 1977-2008: Compares three years of traffic counts (2006, 2007, & 2008) with historical counts at the same traffic count location. In general, shows how traffic counts decreased, or at least increased at a slower rate, in most locations (Traffic count data is from New York State Department of Transportation).

Historical Traffic Count Trends in Tompkins County, N.Y. (8/4/2015, ITCTC)

This historical trend comparison compares New York Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) traffic counts taken at the same location (count station) over time.  Only count locations with traffic counts performed in the years 2011, 2013 and 2014 were analyzed for this report. (NOTE: there were no counts taken in 2012).


 

National Household Travel Survey:

The National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) previously called the Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey (NPTS) serves as the nation's inventory of daily personal travel. It is the only authoritative source of national data on daily trips including purpose of the trip, means of transportation, how long the trip took, day of the week and month, number of people on the trip etc.


In 1995, 2001, and again in 2009, NYSDOT participated with the Federal Highway Administration as one of several add-on areas. NYSDOT purchased additional household samples to increase the coverage and reliability of the NPTS data for analysis of the travel patterns of residents within New York State; below are the selected survey results for the Ithaca MPO (ITCTC).

  • 1995 NPTS (Released February 1998. Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • 2001 NHTS (Released May 2004. Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • 2009 NHTS (Released December 2013. Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

 

Census 2000 - Special Tabulation #137

In 2003, the Tompkins County Planning Department requested and received a Special Tabulation from the U.S. Bureau of the Census that provided separate sets of data for "college students" and "non-college students" for Tompkins County (by municipality).


 

Miscellaneous Transportation Data

This NYSDOT webpage provides a convenient reference for accessing a number of frequently requested reports, publications and statistics about various aspects of transportation in New York State.