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Wednesday, June 28 • 9:30am - 11:00am
How to Build and Grow an Effective Pedestrian and Bicycle Count Program

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Three presentations will take place during this session.

Evolution of a Pedestrian and Bicycle Count Program (Marian MIthani)  This session will give an overview of several approaches to developing a count program through different perspectives. First, Eco-Counter will give our high-level insights on how count programs start or grow based on experience working with clients throughout 43 US states and 8 Canadian provinces. Then, two or three cities are invited to give a range of examples that represent large mega-regions to mid-sized cities and smaller towns. 

Cities and Citizens - Working for Better Biking with Data (William Hyerle)  Cities around the world are promoting cycling through the implementation of bicycle infrastructure and policy. However, to make investments more effective, thorough insight into bicycle behavior and network performance is needed as well as public engagement.   In this session, we look to Nantes, France, and how they are trying to bring these data sets together to get the big picture. In 2016, Nantes Metropole and its citizens finished 12th in the European Cycling Challenge. Nantes Metropole started working with Eco-Counter to draw a map of cycling by combining the data they are collecting with automatic counter and the citizen reported data from the challenge.  The goal of this session is to delve into the results of this study, what insight it brought and how it can be applied to a North American context.

Using Bike and Pedestrian Counts (Brett Boncore)  Conducting regular pedestrian and bicycle counts can inform bicyle and pedestrian planning decisions, investment priorities, and measure performance of our active transportation facilities. But what does it look like to sustainably run a program that will be useful to planners, engineers, and the public? Join us as we hear about the latest best practices on collecting, monitoring, and reporting Pedestrian and Bicycle Counts. Come to hear lessons learned from public agencies around the country who are implementing counts through strategic multi-agency partnership and hear about the latest updates to the Traffic Monitoring Guide which makes it easier for users to understand the most effective information that should be collected when counting multimodal users, as well as how to format that information correctly. 

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Brett Boncore

Engineering Associate, Kittelson and Associates
Brett has a passion for seeing communities thrive through the development of multimodal transportation infrastructure that serves all users and supports the holistic goals of the community. While at Kittelson and Associates, he has contributed to a variety of active transportation... Read More →
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William Hyerle

Technical Consultant, Eco-Counter
With a background in operations management and entrepreneurial experience, William joined Eco-Counter to help in the shift towards active transportation. Cycling has always been a preferred mode of transportation and leisure. He is proud to be helping today's transportation pioneers... Read More →

Marian Mithani

Technical Consultant - Client Resources, Eco-Counter
At Eco-Counter, Marian Mithani works with cities across the United States and Canada to measure the value of cycling. Eco-Counter is a world leader in counting cyclist as well as pedestrians along greenways, in downtowns, parks and trails in both urban and rural landscapes. In her... Read More →

Wednesday June 28, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Continental Ballroom (Peabody Hotel) 149 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

Attendees (18)