Bicycle-Pedestrian Count Program - Welcome

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Welcome to the Boston Region MPO’s Bicycle-Pedestrian Count Program.

Thank you for supporting the Boston Region’s bicycle and pedestrian planning work. Volunteers are an important part of our data-collection program.

The MPO uses the data collected by volunteers to inform transportation planning decisions. The Boston Region MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Database stretches back to 1976 and contains nearly 700 files. A summary of the 2013 counts is available here (pdf) (html).

The next count dates are:

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • Sunday, September 17, 2017

We are looking for a two-hour commitment from individuals on any of the above dates. We encourage groups that can schedule enough people to complete a 12-hour count*. Either way, please register to help us make sure we are not duplicating efforts.

If you are interested in participating in the May 2016 bicycle and pedestrian counts, please click the appropriate link below. Both options will lead you to the registration page where you may sign up for a time and place to count. If you haven’t counted for the Boston Region MPO before, you will also view a quick tutorial.

Have you counted with the MPO before?

Yes, I’ve counted bicycles and pedestrians for the Boston Region MPO before.

No, this is my first time counting bicycles and pedestrians for the Boston Region MPO .

*If you have an organized group that is planning to count all day long, please let us know at bikepedcoordinators@ctps.org.

If you have already conducted a count and would like the data to be added to the Boston Region MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Database, you may download the 2-Hour Bicycle-Pedestrian Count Sheet and send your data to CTPS via e-mail (bikepedcoordinators@ctps.org) or US mail:

Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
​Central Transportation Planning Staff
Ten Park Plaza, Suite 2150
Boston, MA 02116-3968