Bike counts

Understanding where people walk and bike is critical to improving local walking and biking networks.

Collecting counts, conducting surveys, and developing inventories of field conditions by way of on-the-ground efforts or online engagement tools can provide insights into collision data, help track the performance of infrastructure projects and programs, and inform decision making processes. Alta combines a deep understanding of available data sources, data collection methods, and public engagement to create community-specific performance measures. Whether it’s setting up a process to evaluate progress towards statewide active transportation goals or measuring the day-to-day influence of a tactical urbanism project, we can help your community measure the performance of bicycle and pedestrian projects.

Alta is at the forefront of emerging count technologies that capture and process non-motorized data efficiently and economically, including physical sensors and mobile phone applications. Alta has been a leader in bicycle and pedestrian data collection for two decades, having developed the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project (NBPD), the first national database of non-motorized traffic counts.