2018 National Planning Conference

Poster: New Orleans' Pedestrian Bicycle Count Program

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

Activity ID: NPC187015

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  • How manual and automated bicycling- and walking-volume data has been collected in the New Orleans region since Hurricane Katrina
  • How count data can be used to influence policy, education, and infrastructure
  • Current challenges in active transportation monitoring and potential next steps for research


Since 2010, the University of New Orleans Transportation Institute and the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission have partnered to conduct manual and automated counts of pedestrian and bicycle facilities at over 70 locations in the region. In addition to providing pre-and post-intervention user counts where facility investments have been made, this dataset offers insights on key demographic and behavioral trends across communities and over time that may impact safety, policy, and outreach efforts. This poster highlights key findings from this eight-year initiative, illuminating New Orleans' rise as one of the top U.S. cities for active transportation.

Session Speakers

Tara M. Tolford-Marthaller, AICP
New Orleans, LA

Maryam Izadi
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA