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posted Jul 17, 2018

FAQ: How to measure the strength and growth of a trail network

by American Trails Staff

Measuring the benefits and economic development of trails.

categories: counting trail users
tags: faq, economic, travel & tourism, counting trail users

published Apr 1, 2001

Studies Weigh Mountain-Biking, Hiking Impacts

New research suggests that mountain suggests that mountain bikes and boots leave equal wear and tear on trails. How bikers ride and where hikers step may make more of a difference.

categories: counting trail users
tags: sustainable trails, counting trail users, trail overcrowding and impact, leave no trace

posted Apr 18, 2018

10 Tips for Counting Visitors on Trails

by Yves Zsutty with City of San Jose

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.

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tags: counting trail users

posted Apr 3, 2018

San Jose Trail Count Shows Trail Use Continues to Rise

The San Jose trail count provides data to support further development of the integrated trail network.

categories: counting trail users
tags: counting trail users, urban trails

posted Dec 11, 2019

Trail User Survey Workbook

by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

RTC's guide to conducting a survey, including sample surveys and methods.

categories: counting trail users
tags: user surveys, planning, counting trail users

posted Nov 12, 2019

San Jose, California has Released their 2019 Trail Count

by 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.

categories: counting trail users
tags: counting trail users, shared-use, grants and grant writing

posted Jun 20, 2019

Counting Trail Users

by Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.

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.

categories: counting trail users
tags: shared-use, counting trail users, trail overcrowding and impact

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