It’s important to know how many people are biking, walking, running, and rolling on the trails and bike lanes we build.
Why? It tells funders that their investments are being used. It tells us what positive health impacts these projects can have in a community. Without these traffic counts, we can only assume that what we’re doing is worthwhile.
We’d rather prove it.
To do that, we are working with our Coalition partners to get automated counters installed with new projects. The Dequindre Cut extension has bike and pedestrian counters at three locations. The Cass Avenue bike lanes have eight counters, two of which have electronic kiosks displaying the daily and annual counts in real-time.
All of this count data is fed into our centralized web database which we will share with our members and SEMCOG.
We also applaud the U.S. Department of Transportation for recognizing the importance of counting bicycles and pedestrians.
When we have more accurate data, we can make better decisions and solve problems more effectively for those traveling on foot and on bikes. That leads to improved safety, and that’s an outcome we can all live with.
Permanent bicycle and pedestrian counters
|Name||Primary Route||Cross Street||City||Detects|
|Display #1 - Cass/Warren||Cass||Warren||Detroit||🚲|
|Display #2 - Cass/Michigan||Cass||Michigan||Detroit||🚲|
|Milwaukee - Cass||Cass||Milwaukee||Detroit||🏃🏽 🚲|
|Kirby - Cass||Cass||Kirby||Detroit||🏃🏽 🚲|
|Lafayette - Cass||Cass||Lafayette||Detroit||🏃🏽 🚲|
|Adams - Cass||Cass||Adams||Detroit||🏃🏽 🚲|
|Temple - Cass||Cass||Temple||Detroit||🏃🏽 🚲|
|Canfield - Cass||Cass||Canfield||Detroit||🏃🏽 🚲|
|Dequindre Cut @ Mack||Dequindre Cut||Mack||Detroit||🏃🏽 🚲|
|Dequindre Cut @ Wilkins||Dequindre Cut||Wilkins||Detroit||🏃🏽 🚲|
|Dequindre Cut @ Gratiot||Dequindre Cut||Gratiot||Detroit||🏃🏽 🚲|
|Dequindre Cut @ Mack||🏃🏽 🚲|
|Dequindre Cut @ Gratiot||🏃🏽 🚲|
The Cass counters were installed as part of a Midtown Detroit project that also included the Midtown Loop, bike lanes, and repair stations. The Dequindre Cut counters were installed and are owned by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.
This above counter information is also available in GeoJSON format.