Pedestrian and Bicyclist Counters

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 four long term pedestrian/bicyclist counters along several popular corridors in the City of Houston and also loans short-term pedestrian/bicyclist counters to local governments & non-profits.

Permanent Counters

H-GAC worked with the City of Houston to install permanent pedestrian and bicycle counters along four 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.

Mobile Counters

H-GAC has mobile counters that use infrared technology to count the number of people using off-street pedestrian and bicycle facilities (shared-use paths, sidewalks, etc.). Unlike the long-term counters these devices do not have the ability to divide traffic into pedestrians & bicyclists. Since 2012, these counters have been deployed at more than 250 locations throughout the region.

Use Our Mobile Counters

Our counters can be requested and borrowed by local governments and transportation agencies.

PedBike Counting Workshop

In 2013, H-GAC held a workshop providing more information on how our region’s communities can conduct their own pedestrian and bicycle counts.