Implementing Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic Counts and Data Collection

Principal Investigator:

Greg Lindsey, Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Project Summary:

The purpose of this research is to help the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) implement a new monitoring program for bicycle and pedestrian traffic. This implementation builds on the results of a current research project led by the principal investigator titled "Methodologies for Counting Bicyclists and Pedestrians in Minnesota." This project's efforts include acquiring and installing new technologies for counting bicyclists and pedestrians at various locations in Minnesota, calibrating the counters, integrating continuous count data into MnDOT traffic monitoring databases, using portable counters for short-duration counts, develoingp models for extrapolation of short-duration counts, preparing a report and training materials, and conducingt a training workshop. A consultant to MnDOT (SRF Consulting Group, Inc.) will identify which counting technologies to acquire, and MnDOT will acquire and install these technologies. The project will be conducted in cooperation with a similar project being undertaken simultaneously by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).


Project Details:

  • Start date: 04/2013
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Research Area: Planning and Economy
  • Topics: Bicycling, Pedestrian