People Moving Count
Method / Approach
- Data gathering
- Medium-sized cities
- Large cities
- Metropolitan regions
The People Moving Count measures how many people move through a space and by what means. This information gives us a sense of how busy a space is at different times of day and how accessible it is by different modes of transport.
You can use the People Moving Count at a variety of scales, including a park, plaza, street, bus stop, neighborhood, or city. For example, it’s useful for measuring the effectiveness of a new crosswalk, the popularity of a festival, or the stickiness of a park: how many people move past it vs. how many people stop to spend time there.
To use this tool, you will stand in a space with an invisible line 10-15 feet in front of you, then record how many people move past the line and how they are moving (by foot, bicycle, etc.).
Don’t forget: print this tool double-sided! It is meant to be folded into a booklet. You can download it from the link.
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