Trail Users Count!

Automated Bicyclist and Pedestrian Trail User Counting in Greater Philadelphia

This webinar explores how data, metrics, and advanced tools are being used to further the development of trail networks, and showcase how it especially helped with an extensive trail system in greater Philadelphia.

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October 19, 2017

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Mountain Time)
12:30 PM to 01:30 PM (Central Time)
01:30 PM to 02:30 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers


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Webinar Outline

  • Learn about the types and costs of counter technologies and installation procedures.
  • Understand both common and uncommon maintenance issues, and the resources needed to maintain a program.
  • Understand the methods for creating seasonal adjustment factors and how they can be applied to short-duration counts.
  • Visualize methods for storing, displaying, and sharing count data.
  • Learn about patterns revealed through the data and how the data can inform and justify future trail investment decisions.
  • Use supplied information to develop or improve your own permanent automated counting program at large or small scales.


Webinar Partners


Chris Linn, Office of Environmental Planning, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Chris Linn manages the Office of Environmental Planning at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and leads DVRPC’s Regional Trails Program – an $18 million grant and technical assistance program to plan and build the Circuit Trails, Greater Philadelphia’s regional trail network. Chris helped create the Circuit brand and the Circuit Coalition, a group of trail builders and champions working together to complete the Circuit. Chris was instrumental in incorporating the Circuit into DVRPC’s long-range transportation plan, and in an action to place $15 million in Circuit trail projects on the region’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). In 2014, Chris initiated DVRPC’s permanent bicycle and pedestrian counting program, employing 16 permanent counting stations on trails across the region and making the data available through a public- facing website.


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