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PBRI 2012 Count Report

PBRI 2012 Count Report

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 The preparation of this report has been financed in part by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Highway Safety Department.
 
 July 2012 i New Orleans Pedestrian and Bicycle Count Report, 2012
List of Tables ..................................................................................................ii List of Figures ................................................................................................ iii Acknowledgements ...................................................................................... iv Executive Summary ...................................................................................... 1 Introduction .................................................................................................. 4 Orleans Parish Bicycle Network, 2005-2012 ............................................ 4 Manual Count Site Selection .................................................................. 10 Electronic Count Location ...................................................................... 10 Count Observation Methodologies ............................................................ 12 Manual Counts ....................................................................................... 12 Electronic Counts ................................................................................... 13 Manual Count Estimation and Extrapolation Methodology .................. 14 Manual Count Data ..................................................................................... 16 Observed Count Totals ........................................................................... 16 Estimated Daily Traffic for Manual Count Sites, 2010-2012 .................. 19 Commuting Patterns near Manual Count Sites ...................................... 25 Mode Shares for Manual Count Sites ..................................................... 28 Demographic and Behavioral Characteristics ........................................ 30 Gender ............................................................................................... 30 Helmet Use ........................................................................................ 30 Travel Orientation .............................................................................. 30 Age ..................................................................................................... 31 Race.................................................................................................... 31 Electronic Count Data ................................................................................. 35 Observed Traffic Volumes ...................................................................... 35 Patterns of Use by Hour, Day, Month, and Season ................................ 39 Hourly Trends ..................................................................................... 39 Daily Trends ........................................................................................ 40 Monthly and Seasonal Trends ........................................................... 41 Meteorological Variables and Traffic Volume ........................................ 42 Temperature ...................................................................................... 42 Precipitation ....................................................................................... 45 State, Regional, and National Context: Comparing the Gender Split for Bicyclist and Pedestrian Commuters .......................................................... 48 Conclusions ................................................................................................. 52 Bicycle Activity in New Orleans .............................................................. 53 Impact of Bicycle Facilities ...................................................................... 53 Pedestrian Activity in New Orleans ........................................................ 55 Jefferson Davis Trail ................................................................................ 55 Evaluating Active Transportation in New Orleans: Policy Implications .. 56 Appendices.................................................................................................. 57 Appendix A: Manual Count Site Characteristics ................................. 58 Appendix B: Manual Count Observation Protocol ............................. 59 Appendix C: Manual Count Observation Sheets ............................... 61 Appendix D: Manual Count Weather Data ......................................... 63 Appendix E: PBRI Manual Count Extrapolation Methodology ........... 64 Appendix F: NBPD Project Count Adjustment Worksheet ................ 65 Appendix G: Additional Automatic Count Data Tables ..................... 68

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