Arlington County transportation planners have established a robust program of continuous, automated bicycle and pedestrian counters to generate data on bicycle and pedestrian transportation. Collecting better active transportation data is essential to building long-term support for walking and cycling, and for improving conditions for those who walk and ride bikes. The County currently has 37 permanent installations, and six portable counters to gauge and monitor usage and demand.
The Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Dashboard was developed to display data from the counters, and to allow the public to consult, download, improve, and analyze it. The dashboard shows the total number of bicyclists and/or pedestrians counted at each location during the time period chosen by the dashboard user.