State of the Art Approaches to Bicycle and Pedestrian Counters

State of the Art Approaches to Bicycle and Pedestrian Counters

The objective of this project is to determine the state of practice for bicycle and pedestrian counting technologies to inform the enhancement and future growth of the North Carolina’s Non-Motorized Volume Monitoring Program (NC NMVDP). This objective will be accomplished by interviewing vendors/state departments of transportation (DOTs)/international agencies to gather information on the state of the practice for counting pedestrians and bicycles; evaluating the performance of the currently deployed Eco-Counter technology; researching recent advancements in bicycle and pedestrian counting technologies (including alternatives to the infrared and electro-magnetic loop systems currently used); identifying the costs, benefits, limitations, and operational requirements for varying technology types, including sources of error that must be accounted for to produce valid and quality data; and determining options for managing the cost and data integration across varying data collection platforms and with other state agencies and local governments. The ultimate outcome of this research will be a menu of counting technologies with an accompanying cost analysis and data integration plan that NCDOT can draw on to improve efficiencies in and enhance the NC NMVDP by matching technology types to non-motorized volume data needs at the local-, regional-, and state-level.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $156931
  • Contract Numbers:

    FHWA/NC 2020-39

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Managing Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Project Managers:

    Bradley, Curtis

  • Performing Organizations:

    East Carolina University

    Department of Technology Systems
    Greenville, North Carolina  United States  27858-4353
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ozan, Erol

  • Start Date: 20190801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: 2020-39

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01724953
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: FHWA/NC 2020-39
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 11 2019 3:54PM