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.
According to their website, the trail count helps to San Jose to gather data which supports:
1) information on the Trail Closure Process to limit the number and duration of closings
2) compelling data for competitive grant writing
3) trails meet the needs of recreational and active transportation users.
The trail count studied areas including issues that discourage trail use, areas for improvement, increases and decreases in use of each trail, demographic data of trail users, and more.