The purpose of the counts is to create data for FMATS to use for non-motorized projects. This data could show how much a road or intersection is being used by bicyclists and pedestrians and could motivate the need of a facility or reinforce the need for more facilities. Volunteers have been counting one of three days a year since 2011 to create this baseline of data. Having this as a baseline, FMATS is working with DOT&PF to establish a Bike and Ped Count Methodology in hopes to place equipment on facilities to count non-motorized traffic.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Data
The charts below show the data that has been collected at 32 different locations over 6 different years.
Please keep in mind that these numbers are only collected from 4:30-6:30pm on one day of the year (in mid-May). The count equipment that we hope to purchase will be instrumental in collecting more conclusive data.
Please contact Alicia Stevens, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-459-6805, if you are interested in volunteering.