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2012 new york statewide trail user count august 5 31

2012 New York Statewide

Trail User Count

August 5 - 31

A project sponsored by:

http://www.ptny.org/greenways/NYSTrailUserCount/


2012 new york statewide trail user count august 5 31

2012 New York Statewide

Trail User Count

Project Goals

Enhance the body of data statewide

Build capabilities for trail groups to conduct their own trail counts.

Implement goals of the 2010 NYS Trails Plan


2012 new york statewide trail user count august 5 31

Tools of the Trade:

What to bring with you into the field

  • Suggested Materials:

  • Sun protection

  • Water

  • Snacks

  • Sunglasses

  • Chair

  • Necessary Materials:

  • Count Forms (Count protocol is on back)

  • Something to write with and a spare

  • Clipboard


2012 new york statewide trail user count august 5 31

Choosing a location

  • Select a popularly used location

  • Do not count at a trailhead

  • Set up counts at least fifty

  • feet from trailhead.


2012 new york statewide trail user count august 5 31

Counting at Multiple Locations

  • Multiple count locations are encouraged

  • Only suggested for longer trails

  • Place count locations several miles apart

  • Another option is to locate counts in different surroundings (village vs rural)


2012 new york statewide trail user count august 5 31

Count Days

  • Counts must be conducted between August 5th & 31st consisting of:

    • One weekend count

    • Three weekday counts

      • Tues-Wed-Thur of the same week, or

      • any of those threedays in consecutive weeks

  • More counts=better estimates.

  • Do not conduct extra counts on Mondays or Fridays.


2012 new york statewide trail user count august 5 31

Count Times

  • Suggested count times:

    • 5-7 PM on weekdays

    • 11 AM – 1 PM on weekends

  • Vary count times to suit your trail

  • Difference between most hours is negligible

  • Methodology accounts for off-peak times


2012 new york statewide trail user count august 5 31

Counting

  • Place a tally mark on the sheet for each person, even if you’ve seen them before

  • Note how they are using the trail (Walking, Running, Cycling, etc.)

  • For cyclists, note helmets use

  • Count each person using a single method (i.e. Tandem Cycles)

  • Count form has spots for most uses you will encounter


2012 new york statewide trail user count august 5 31

How would you count…


2012 new york statewide trail user count august 5 31

How would you count…

3

Tandem

Cyclists

1

Other

(Skiblades?)

3

Strollers

3

Walkers/Hikers


2012 new york statewide trail user count august 5 31

After the Counts

Send your completed count forms:

Mail: Elijah Yearick, Parks & Trails NY, 29 Elk St., Albany, NY 12151

Fax: 518-427-0067

Email a scanned copy: [email protected]

Remember: If mailing, please make copies for yourself.

We’d hate to have your data lost in the mail.


2012 new york statewide trail user count august 5 31

After the Counts

  • Annual estimates calculated using NBPD methodology

  • We’ll send you the numbers, and will be providing OPRHP a report of our findings

  • http://bikepeddocumentation.org/


2012 new york statewide trail user count august 5 31

Any questions?


2012 new york statewide trail user count august 5 31

Thank you for Volunteering!

Good luck counting.

If you have any further questions, please contact

[email protected] or call 518-434-1583.


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