An extensive counting study is described which has provided data for the planning, design and operation of pedestrian facilities. The counter is based on the same principle as permanent vehicle traffic recorders using detectors connected to a summator which is connected to a traffic recorder. The summator stores counts generated by simultaneously passing pedestrians and passes them one at a time to the counter. The study categorized the urban pedestrian population as shoppers, employees, visitors, commuters and mixed. Accuracy checks have shown the pedestrian counter to be usually within 2 percent accuracy. More than 6 million pedestrian volumes have been mechanically measured in Seattle by season, day, time and classification of pedestrian (commuter, shopper, etc.).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Cameron, R M
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 36-37
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM