The Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MRMPO) collects bicycle and pedestrian counts on roadways and trails throughout the region with permanent multiuse trails counters, short duration video counts, and Strava data (user-collected data using a smart phone app). Having such data is helpful for understanding these travel patterns and demand for these modes and also for targeting limited infrastructure investments to key locations to provide the most benefit possible to pedestrians and/or bicyclists. Note that areas with high crash locations and transportation safety concerns are also good candidates for dedicating funds for improvement.
Permanent Trail Counters
A permanent counter is an automated device located at a site collecting data 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. MRMPO manages seven permanent bicycle/pedestrian counters located on trail networks in Albuquerque. These counters were installed between 2014-2017. The locations of these counters are shown in the map below:
MRMPO-managed bicycle/pedestrian counter locations (PDF)
Active Transportation Data
Data from the permanent bicycle and pedestrian counters is shown in the following MRMPO Active Transportation Data visualization tool.