Analysis of pedestrian traffic on multi-use trails in Winnipeg, Canada
The purpose of this research is to analyse pedestrian volumes on multi-use trails in Winnipeg, Canada. The research methodology consisted of collecting continuous automated pedestrian count volumes at seven locations on four multi-use trails in Winnipeg from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. An average pedestrian volume was calculated for each count site over annual, seasonal, and monthly time periods. Pedestrian volumes were found to vary consistently by month of year and hour of day. Day-of-week patterns were not consistent in terms of pedestrian volume. There was a negative relationship between pedestrian volume and rainfall volume and duration, and average daily wind speed. There was a positive non-linear relationship between pedestrian volume and maximum daily temperature. While pedestrian volume correlates with weather factors, variability remains. This suggests that weather analysis may be useful as a complement, but not a replacement of traditional temporal analysis for estimation of pedestrian volumes.