Pedestrian counting methods : a case study for Austin’s Pedestrian Program

dc.contributor.advisorRosenbloom, Sandra
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMeyer, Joel
dc.creatorBailey, Caroline Meeden
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-24T20:31:17Z
dc.date.available2018-07-24T20:31:17Z
dc.date.created2017-12
dc.date.issued2018-06-13
dc.date.submittedDecember 2017
dc.date.updated2018-07-24T20:31:18Z
dc.description.abstractThe Pedestrian Program is the only program within the City of Austin that is devoted solely to pedestrian issues and planning within the City. Thus far, the program has been primarily concerned with pedestrian safety; with the release of the Pedestrian Safety Action plan this year, the program will soon be focusing on broader pedestrian issues. Namely, the Pedestrian Program would like to evaluate the walkability of Austin and collect data on pedestrian activity within the City that will help the City pass pedestrian-friendly policies and make improvements aimed at increasing the walkability of Austin. While there are many quantitative and qualitative measurements for evaluating walkability available, the Pedestrian Program would like to focus on counting pedestrians within Austin. The goal would be to implement a permanent pedestrian counting program within the Pedestrian Program, with specific goals the program would like to accomplish through the pedestrian counting program. This professional report will outline a plan for how the Pedestrian Program can best achieve their pedestrian counting goals. This professional report reviews the importance of planning for pedestrians as well as the current state of practice for pedestrian counting. Using case studies of pedestrian counting from around the United States, as well as an overview of readily available pedestrian counting techniques, I outline what the Pedestrian Program’s goals are for their permanent pedestrian counting program, and I offer specific techniques aimed at achieving each goal. I found that, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, the Pedestrian Program would be best served by a specific technique applied to each goal in order to obtain the best data that it can.
dc.description.departmentCommunity and Regional Planning
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T23J39J7X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/65766
dc.subjectPedestrian counting
dc.subjectPedestrian planning
dc.subjectAustin Pedestrian Program
dc.subjectPedestrian issues
dc.subjectAustin walkability
dc.subjectAustin pedestrian counting
dc.subjectPedestrian counting program
dc.titlePedestrian counting methods : a case study for Austin’s Pedestrian Program
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentCommunity and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunity and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Community and Regional Planning
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