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Peer Exchanges, Planning for a Better Tomorrow, Transportation Planning Capacity Building

Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program

— Peer Exchange Report —

North Central Texas Council of Governments Peer Exchange on Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Programs

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Location: Arlington, Texas
May 29 - 30, 2013
Host Agency: North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
Peer Agencies:

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)

Federal Agencies:

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Volpe Center


This report highlights key recommendations and best practices identified at the peer exchange on bicycle and pedestrian count programs, held on May 29 and May 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. This event was sponsored by the Transportation Planning Capacity Building (TPCB) Peer Program, which is jointly funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Transportation agencies have been monitoring motorized traffic for many years in order to analyze patterns; identify deficiencies in the transportation system; evaluate the impacts of projects; and inform future design, planning, and maintenance decisions. One of the greatest challenges facing bicycle and pedestrian planners seeking to perform comparable studies is the lack of data on usage and demand for non-motorized travel. To address this need, agencies have begun to implement monitoring and count programs for non-motorized traffic.

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