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2014 Bicycle and Pedestrian Count

Oct. 18 - Nov. 1
Volunteer Information
During this two-week period, please help us make walking and bicyclists better in our region by volunteering to count bicyclists and pedestrians. To sign-up for a count location, please read our volunteer info sheet, then visit our interactive web map at: or by clicking on the map to the right. Weekday counts occur in two-hour increments between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. These should be conducted on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Weekend counts occur in three-hour increments on either a Saturday or Sunday morning (7:00 to 10:00 a.m.).
Note: If you have not volunteered before, you must attend a brief training session. For more information about the count and training sessions, please click on the volunteer info. sheet hyperlink to the right. You can also contact Sam Sanford (  Gabe Thum ( Thank you!

Bicycle and Pedestrian Evaluation Programs

Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program
Pima Association of Governments annually conducts a bicycle and pedestrian count. PAG began the program in 2008 to better understand the trends and characteristics of cyclists, to evaluate planning efforts and to help guide investments. Each fall, jurisdiction staff and volunteers count at approximately 80 locations through the entire region and also include pedestrian counts as well. Below is the current report:

In addition to the raw count, other data is collected on the cyclists including:

  • Direction of travel
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Helmet usage
  • Sidewalk riding
  • Riding the wrong way against traffic  

Top 10 bicyclist count locations in 2013




Total Bicyclists

Park Ave / University Blvd



2nd St / Bike Path / Palm Dr



3rd St / Campbell Ave



Helen St / Mountain Ave



6th St / Highland Ave



Blacklidge Dr / Mountain Ave



Rillito Pathway / Mountain Ave Bridge 
     (both sides of pathway) (Weekend)



3rd St / Country Club Rd



4th Ave / 9th St



Congress St / Toole Ave



PAG is always looking for volunteers to help with the bicycle count. If you are interested in helping out please contact Sam Sanford

Bicycle and Pedestrian Crash Analysis
PAG updates a regional bicycle crash analysis annually with data dating back to 2001. The Bicycle Crash Analysis quantifies the number of total crashes, crashes per population and fatal crashes. In addition, many additional factors are looked at including:  

  • General location
  • Daylight conditions
  • Alcohol as a factor
  • Bicyclists and motorist actions (Going straight, turning left, turning right, etc.)
  • Bicyclist and motorist violations (Speeding, running stop sign, no improper behavior, etc.)

The crash analysis is used to help identify mitigation strategies such as wrong way signs and pavement markings, as well as to help identify enforcement education that is needed. PAG staff also will start analyzing pedestrian crash information.





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