Pedestrian Counts

Since 2007, the Minneapolis Public Works Department has conducted annual bicyclist and pedestrian traffic counts at locations throughout the city.

The count observations are conducted in the field by trained volunteers using a standardized count form and methodology. Counts are conducted on weekdays in mid-September from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and a simple extrapolation factor is used to estimate traffic over a 24-hour period. Automated counts are also used to validate the model and to understand traffic patterns over longer periods of time.


To determine annual changes in non-motorized traffic, Public Works counts 30 benchmark locations for bicyclists and 23 benchmark locations for pedestrians. There are over 300 additional locations that are counted once every three to four years and 100 more locations where special counts were conducted.


For questions about the bicyclist and pedestrian traffic count program, please contact Kurt Wayne at 612-673-5011 or [email protected].

Bicyclist & Pedestrian Count Reports

2016 Count Report

2015 Count Report

2014 Count Report  

2013 Count Report   

2012 Count Report   

2011 Count Report  

2010 Count Report

2009 Count Report

2008 Count Report

2007 Count Report

Pedestrian Traffic Maps

2016 Traffic Map

2015 Traffic Map

2014 Traffic Map  

2013 Traffic Map 

2012 Traffic Map  

2011 Traffic Map  

2010 Traffic Map

2009 Traffic Map

2008 Traffic Map

2007 Traffic Map

Count Forms & Methodology

Count Methodology

Standard Count Form

Other Resources

Bicyclist Counts

Motor Vehicle Counts