The latest round of the HATS Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program is fast approaching. We appreciate the help we’ve gotten for this effort over the years. Last summer and fall were some of our best rounds of counting yet! If you plan on helping out again this spring, please be sure to adhere to PA Dept of Health guidelines when doing so.
The data collected has been used in studies and analyses throughout the region, such as the Camp Hill to Capital Corridor study and the Route 39 Corridor study. This effort depends on the help of people like you, and be assured it is greatly appreciated.
As always, please feel free to post the following information (and links) to any social media or website of a group you think would be interested in participating. You can also get it touch with me, and I can reach out directly.
All the information and links necessary to help can be found at TCRPC’s Bike/Ped Planning Page.
The SPRING 2021 HATS Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts will take place during the following dates and times:
· Sunday, May 16, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
· Tuesday, May 18, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
· Wednesday, May 19, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
· Thursday, May 20, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
· Saturday, May 22, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The counts are being done as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation project. For more information on NBPD in general, click here.
To perform the counts:
Print out the counting form (click here to download form) and bring other necessary items (pen/pencil, timer, etc).
Arrive at your designated location approximately 15 minutes before you are to begin counting.
Find a spot from which you can best view the entire intersection.
Count and record cyclists, pedestrians, and “others” (skateboarders, rollerbladers) as they enter the intersection on the form in 15 minute increments.
When finished, simply scan or photograph the completed count form and email it to [email protected].
If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Bomberger.
Andrew Bomberger, AICP
Transportation Planning Coordinator
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
112 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
P: 717-234-2639 | M: 717-968-1276