In 2013, the City initiated a program to count pedestrian and bicycle 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.