Bicycle Traffic Count

Count Volunteers Needed!

The City of Saint Paul is preparing for its third annual bicycle and pedestrian counts and needs your help! The counts are taking place Tuesday, September 22 – Thursday, September 24. Volunteers will be asked to count people bicycling and walking from 4:00-6:00 PM on one of the count dates. Counting helps city staff understand where and how people are walking and biking around Saint Paul, and helps guide investment in infrastructure improvements. If you would like to volunteer for the upcoming September count, please contact Luke Hanson at Please note which day you are available to count, and if you have any geographic preferences.

Program Background

In 2013, the City initiated a program to count bicycle and pedestrian traffic at select locations across the city. 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.

Count Resources & Training Materials

Training materials for the City's count have been designed using the MN Department of Transportation's count manager materials.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Reports