News from the Census
- Registration Open for the 3rd Annual CT Trails SymposiumCome mingle with CTTC staff, participants & supporters at the 3rd annual CT Trails Symposium where we will be learning and participating in discussions about efforts in the state integrating trails into the community and vice versa! Sessions will cover the physical connecting of trail systems as well as ensuring that entire diverse communities are […]
- 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.
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.