Pedestrians and Bicyclists Count: Developing a Statewide Multimodal Count Program

The purpose of this study is to research best practices and available methods and technologies for measuring active transportation activity in order to provide the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) with needed information in support of the development of an efficient, cost-effective bicycle and pedestrian count program. Specifically, the objectives of this study include researching established and emerging methodologies for counting bicycles and pedestrians and identify best practices for state wide count programs; to evaluate available count technology equipment options and identify preferred alternatives suitable for statewide deployment; and identify potential funding sources for the implementation of a multimodal count program and opportunities to integrate active transportation counts into existing vehicular count programs.