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Webinar: Pedestrian and Bicycle Counting Programs

March 18, 2015 @ 13:00 - 15:30

Green Action Centre and Bike Winnipeg invite you to join us for a local viewing of the APBP webinar: Pedestrian and Bicycle Counting Programs. The webinar viewing will take place in the EcoCentre boardroom (3rd floor, 303 Portage Ave) and will be followed by group discussion of local applications. RSVP‘s appreciated, but not necessary.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Counting Programs


Key learning objectives:

  1. Review state of the practice for bicycle and pedestrian data collection, with reference to NCHRP Report 797
  2. Recognize the elements of effective bicycle and pedestrian counting programs
  3. Understand the methodology and policy implications of Ottawa’s bicycle count program
  4. Explore the Trail Modeling and Assessment Platform (T-MAP)

Consistent and standardized data collection techniques are the building blocks for establishing reliable performance measures to document usage, need, and return on investment in bicycle and pedestrian facilities. This 90-minute webinar provides practitioners with a comprehensive introduction to concepts, examples of current practice, and discussion of policy implications of data collection programs. The session agenda includes:

  • An overview of NCHRP Report 797: Guidebook on Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection and the state of the practice 
  • A case study from the City of Ottawa that describes a methodology for measuring trends accurately over the long term and developing correction factors for short-term or seasonal influences
  • Guidelines for setting up a robust counting program, with reference to the 2013 FHWA Traffic Monitoring Guide; including techniques for estimating Annual Average Daily Bicyclists and Pedestrians (AADB / AADP)
  • An explanation of the Trail Modeling and Assessment Platform (T-MAP), the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s new tool to measure and model trail use for project prioritization and impact assessment.


  • Tony Hull
  • Zlatko Krstlic, P. Eng., Transportation Planner, City of Ottawa
  • Tracy Hadden Loh, Ph.D., Director of Research, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
  • Luis F. Miranda-Moren, Ph.D., Associate Professor, McGill University
  • Krista Nordback, Ph.D., P.E., Postdoctoral Research Associate, TREC, Portland State University


March 18, 2015
13:00 - 15:30
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Bike Winnipeg


MB Eco-Centre
3rd Floor, 303 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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