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Making Bicycle and Pedestrians COUNT in Texas: How to Count

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El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

110 Lexington Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78205

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A deep dive into bicycle and pedestrian count equipment hosted by TxDOT and TTI .

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Developing a bicycle and pedestrian count program requires one main thing: counts. But counts just don’t appear overnight; quality counts require careful planning, choosing the right equipment, selecting the best locations, making sure the equipment is properly installed, and maintaining the equipment.

This session will deep dive into how to set up a non-motorized count program and what you need to have ready before, during, and after you start counting. Participants will learn advanced tips for planning an ongoing count program, including when and how long to count, what counters are most appropriate, and where is best to count. Participants will also learn tricks of the trade developed over years for making sure count equipment is installed properly and robustly. Participants will learn maintenance tips for ensuring permanent and temporary count equipment operates at peak performance.

Finally, participants will learn about the future of pedestrian detection using machine vision to automatically count pedestrians at intersections with traffic signals in real time.

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Robert Benz is a Research Engineer with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and has over 29 years of experience. He has a broad background but has been collecting and analyzing data his entire career. I the past decade he has focused on non-motorized activities from the collection, storage, analysis, and use case activities, such as planning, project scoring, ranking, and project utilization

Michael Martin is an Assistant Research Scientist at TTI with 7 years of experience as a data-wrangling urban planner. He has a passion for the outdoors and a desire to help others find ways to get out and be active. Michael’s work is centered on applying spatial and advanced data analysis techniques to transportation planning and safety problems to produce practical results that help save lives, time, and resources.

Minh Le is an Associate Research Engineer with TTI’s Research and Implementation Division. He is the Dallas Program Manager and has 20 years of experience in transportation engineering and planning. His professional interests include roadway safety, traffic operations, performance measures, intelligent transportation systems, vulnerable roadway users, and GIS.

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110 Lexington Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78205

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