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published Oct 2021
These Trail User Survey examples show how trails across the country are listening to their trail users to gather data for funding, maintenance, events, and more.
published Aug 2021
Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.
As the summer unfolds, park and trail managers across North America are preparing for yet another recording breaking season. While it is too early to make definitive calls about the state of pandemic trail boom and future volumes on trails and in parks, early analyses suggest the boom is alive and well. During this unprecedented time, automated count data serves as a crucial tool to track changes, understand use, and make the work of trail managers just a little bit easier.
published Nov 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
San Jose has released their 13th annual Trail Count, a report which helps them study trail use in the area and determine how they are meeting the needs of their trail users.
published Jun 2019
Until recently, user count data was collected manually through an annual volunteer effort. In 2017, however, a program in Pennsylvania took their count program to the next level by rolling out 17 automated Eco-Counters in all four corners of the state.
published Sep 2018
American Trails Staff
How many users can a paved trail support before it becomes too crowded or over used?
published Mar 2011
Measuring the benefits and economic development of trails.
published Jun 2012
Yves Zsutty with City of San Jose - Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services
If you aren’t counting and surveying trail users, you may be missing an opportunity to better fund your program and help the community understand the value of your trail system or interconnected network of trails.
published Sep 2011
The San Jose trail count provides data to support further development of the integrated trail network.
published Sep 2010
Surveys were undertaken on eight shared-use trails to see who uses these trails, how far they travel to a trail, and what they spend and on what items.
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