Alameda CTC, along with several regional agencies and educational institutions, has been collecting data in some form on the number of bicyclists and pedestrians throughout the county since 2002. In 2010, Alameda CTC established an annual count program and selected 63 sites at which to conduct manual counts every year using the same methodology. Alameda CTC also collects data using automated counters which gather 24-hour, 7-day information at select locations.
The goals of the Alameda CTC Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program are to track trends in levels of bicycling and walking for all purposes, to gain insights into variations in levels of biking and walking over time and in different areas of the county, and to help quantify the demand for biking and walking to make the case for investment in bicycle/pedestrian projects and programs.
Manual Count Program
Alameda CTC collects manual count data at 63 locations across Alameda County. These locations are counted annually between September and October using the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project methodology.
Summary reports and maps of the manual count data are available at the links below:
- Map of Manual Count Locations
- Maps of 2014 Manual Count Data
- Maps of 2013 Manual Count Data
- 2002-2012 Manual Count Report
- 2002-2011 Manual Count Report
- 2002-2010 Manual Count Report
Interested researchers, planners, engineers and others may download the raw count data in .zip files from the links below:
Automated Count Program
Alameda CTC also collects 24-hour data on the number of pedestrians and bicyclists at selected locations throughout the county. This data is collected using automated counting equipment installed in the field. Automated counters are primarily placed in trail locations and provide valuable insights into variation in levels of bicycling and walking by time of day, day of the week, season and over time. Contact Chris G. Marks for more information on locations of automated counts and to obtain access to the data.