There is limited data on the number of pedestrians and bicyclists using our region’s active transportation infrastructure.
To help decision-makers better understand how pedestrian and bicycle facilities are being used, H-GAC installed two permanent pedestrian/bicyclist counters along White Oak Trail in Houston and also loans temporary pedestrian/bicylist counters to local governments.
H-GAC worked with the City of Houston to install permanent pedestrian and bicycle counters along shared-use paths. These counters use a combination of sensors to count the number of pedestrians and cyclists using the facility and determine which direction they are traveling.
H-GAC has temporary counters that use infrared technology to count the number of people using off-street pedestrian and bicycle facilities (shared-use paths, sidewalks, etc.). Since 2012, these counters have been deployed at more than 250 locations throughout the region. These counters can be borrowed by local governments and transportation agencies.
In 2013, H-GAC held a workshop providing more information on how our region’s communities can conduct their own pedestrian and bicycle counts.
Diane Dohm, AICPSenior Planner713firstname.lastname@example.org