News from the Census
- 2nd Data Collection SeasonThe CTTC team is happy to announce that all Trail Site Coordinators (TSCs) have been trained in the program updates that were developed using lessons learned from the pilot year! This means that the 2nd data collection season is underway! Things to keep in mind: Each trail should aim to collect 100 surveys at varied […]
- Coverage of the Census Airing on NPRFollowing the release of the 2017 Connecticut Trail Census data, NPR reporter Patrick Skahill met with CTTC’s Kristina and Laura at the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail in Hamden to discuss and publicize the program! Click here to check out the story.
- Recording of Recent Webinar Now AvailableFor those who were not able to attend the recent webinar which provided an in depth analysis and discussion of the 2017 Trail Census data, the webinar recording is now available via the UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR)’s website. Follow this link to view the recording of the webinar at your […]
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.