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published Jan 1, 2005

Trail User Survey Workbook

by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

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


published 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.


published 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.


published Mar 25, 2011

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

by American Trails Staff

Measuring the benefits and economic development of trails.


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.


published Jun 6, 2012

10 Tips for Counting Visitors on Trails

by 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 28, 2011

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.


Results from the Business Directory


Goodson & Associates, Inc

Lenexa, Kansas

TRAILMASTER ® is the world leader in infrared trail monitoring. We manufacture the ultimate line of infrared trail monitoring equipment. With a reputation for quality, reliability and accuracy, TrailMaster is the choice...


10614 Widmer, Lenexa, Kansas 66215
Toll Free US and Canada: (800) 544- 5415 • [email protected]

Jamar Technologies, Inc.

Hatfield, Pennsylvania

JAMAR Technologies provides traffic data collection and distance measuring equipment to agencies all over the world.


1500 Industry Rd Suite C, Hatfield, Pennsylvania 19440
(800) 776-0940

International Road Dynamics, Inc.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD) is a multi-disciplinary Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) company with the expertise to develop integrated technical solutions to solve unique and challenging transportation ...


702-43rd Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7K 3T9
(306) 653-6600 | Traffic Products: (877) 444-4473

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