In 2013, the City initiated a program to count bicycle and pedestrian traffic at select locations across the City. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic volumes are collected annually. Due to limitations of City staff, volunteers play a crucial role by counting bicycle and foot traffic and submitting the data to city staff. The purpose of the bicycle and pedestrian counting program is as follows:
- To collect comprehensive data set about bicycle and pedestrian traffic across the city for use by the City of St. Paul and partner organizations.
- To understand where and how bicyclists and pedestrians travel in Saint Paul.
- To gain an understanding of how bicycle and pedestrian traffic volumes change over time and in response to investment in infrastructure.
- To allow the City to make better informed decisions on future infrastructure and safety investments for non-motorized transportation.