News from the Census
- Upcoming Webinar: Digging into the 2017 CTTC Data!Announcing: “Digging into the 2017 CTTC Data” interactive webinar! Offered as a companion to last month’s release of the 2017 CTTC count and survey data, the webinar will serve as a “guided tour” of the data. Objectives include walking attendees through how to interpret the data, pointing out interesting patterns in data and key takeaways, […]
- CTTC Data Shows Impressive Winter UsageA story published in the New Haven Independent dated January 16th, 2018, features CT Trail Census’ Site Coordinator for the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail New Haven, Aaron Goode. In the article, Goode advocates for developers and city planners to consider the benefits of the trail beyond recreational users. He uses CTTC IR counter data to […]
- Downtowns & Trails InitiativeThe Connecticut Trail Census team has been collaborating on an exciting new project out of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Cooperative Extension. The project, called Downtowns & Trails, focuses on trails as a “natural amenity” and the connection between trails and the development of downtown community spaces. An end goal of the project is […]
What is this box?
Perhaps you've noticed a mysterious grey box with a CT Trail Census decal that has been installed along your trail. The grey electrical junction box houses a Trafx infrared (IR) pedestrian counter that is recording the number of trail users passing it. The counter can sense the temperature differential between warm bodies and the ambient air temperature. Every time a trail user passes the counter, the counter records it, enabling project staff to gauge trail use.
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
11:30 PM - 12:30 PM
Storrs CampusFREE online webinar https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8543592764973579267
Digging in to the 2017 Connecticut Trail Census Data
Tue, April 3rd, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
REGISTER (free) | CT Trail Census Data Website
Kristina Kelly, Connecticut Trail Census Statewide Coordinator
Laura Brown, Community and Economic Development Educator with UConn Extension and Certified Economic Developer (CEcD)
Aaron Budris, Senior Regional Planner for the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments
The Connecticut Trail Census is a statewide volunteer data collection program intended to inform a better understanding of multi-use trail use in the state of Connecticut and to make this important information available to trail user groups, administrators, government agencies and the general public. The Census collects 2 types of data: 1) Count data obtained by use of infrared (IR) counters installed at 15 sites on 11 different multi-use trails across the state, and 2) Survey data from a survey administered by volunteers at each trail site. The survey collects data regarding trail use topics such as distance traveled to use the trail, primary reason for using the trail, and demographic information about who is using the trail. The first full year of count and survey data has just been released and this webinar is being offered to walk through how to interpret the data and the exciting variety of applications the data could have.