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When: Monday, September 9
1:00 to 5:00 p.m. MDT
Where: Millennium Harvest House Boulder
1345 Twenty-Eighth Street
Boulder, Colorado  80302
United States
Contact: Debra Goeks

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 Advance registration for the PDS is closed. On-site registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 9 at the Millennium Harvest House in Boulder.
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Bicycle Counting
Half-day session | Classroom

The purpose of this workshop is to provide information and resources on how to develop and implement a bicycle counting program. Case study presentations will illustrate best practices from the City of Boulder, Boulder County and the Colorado Department of Transportation and how those organizations are using their data. A unique hands-on experience in the field will allow workshop participants to see counters in action and conduct manual comparison counts as a test of various automated equipment. Participants will receive online access to compiled bicycle counting research documents and resources.

The agenda for this workshop includes these presentations and case studies:
1) The most up-to-date research and resources as they relate to bicycle data collection, including FHWA’s new Traffic Monitoring Guide and NCHRP 07-19 research project.
2) The steps to setting up a bicycle counting program.
3) Case Study: City of Boulder’s approach to collecting bicycle volume data.
4) Case Study: Boulder County’s research and development project that has devised a way to count bicyclists and motor vehicles at the same time, with the same (pneumatic tube) equipment.
5) Case Study: Colorado Department of Transportation’s approach to collecting bicyclist data on a broad, statewide scale.
6) Field demonstration of several automated bicycle counting technologies.

After completing this session, participants will be able to develop an automated bicycle counting program in their community; make an educated decision on the type(s) of equipment to employ as part of a counting program; understand how to make adjustments for route type, season and known undercounts; evaluate and select ideal locations to conduct counts; and consider ways in which robust bicycle volume data can be used to inform policy, planning and design decisions.

Brian Graham, AICP, Bicycle Planner/ Employee Transportation Coordinator, Boulder County Transportation Department
Alex Hyde-Wright,Transportation Engineering Assistant, Boulder County Transportation Department
Betsy Jacobsen, Bicycle/Pedestrian/Byways Section Manager, Colorado Department of Transporation
Krista Nordback, PhD, PE, Research Associate, OTREC, Portland State University

Joe Paulson, PE, PTOE, Transportation Engineer: Signals & Lighting City of Boulder Transportation Division

APBP has applied to the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) for Certification Maintenance credits for this workshop. A certificate of attendance will be offered to those who document their professional development hours in other fields.