The objective of this research was to assess existing, new, and innovative technologies and methods and provide guidance for transportation practitioners on to how to best collect pedestrian and bicycle volume data. The assessment considered, among other factors, feasibility, availability, quality, reliability, cost, and compatibility. The guidance (i.e., Guidebook) includes methods to (a) efficiently mine and manage existing data sources; (b) acquire and use data from new and innovative technologies; and (c) summarize and disseminate pedestrian and bicycle volume data for site-specific, local, and systemwide needs assessments, project development, and safety management.
A follow-on project, 07-19(02) was conducted to test the accuracy and precision of additional non-motorized counting technologies and products that entered the market while NCHRP Project 07-19 was underway. Kittelson & Associates evaluated radar, thermal camera, piezoelectric bicycle-specific tube counter technology at sites in California, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The results of the project are available at