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Watch: Do You Count? Our Webinar on Measuring Trail Use

A few weeks back, we held a webinar with experts from around the country discussing various methods of measuring trail use.

As the adage goes, "You can't manage what you don't measure." This rule is especially true for trails, which host a wide variety of transportation and recreation users. Learn how nonprofits, governments and the private sector are using trail counts to better understand bicycle and pedestrian behavior, and how these resources can assist your pathway. We discuss counter technology, volunteer management, using trail counts to conduct economic impact studies and the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.


  • Jennifer Donlon, Alta Planning + Design 
  • Mel Huie, Oregon Metro Regional Government 
  • Eric Oberg, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy 
  • David Patton, Arlington County, Va.

Read biographies of the webinar presenters (PDF). For more information on RTC's trail user surveys, please visit the Trail-Building Toolbox. Special thanks to Greg Billing of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association for editing assistance.

Did you watch the webinar? Let us know how we did by completing this survey. Thank you!

Posted Tue, Apr 26 2011 4:32 PM by Stephen Miller (RTC)

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