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 2018 Short Duration Traffic Count Program

Establishing a benchmark from which to grow is a key consideration when identifying
infrastructure as well as programming and policy improvements.

The County is slowly starting to see growth in active transportation activities.  Cycling in particular has seen tremendous growth; between 2013 and 2018, the number of daily bike trips nearly doubled. The recent growth in cycling trips is in large part the result of recent infrastructure investments, and supports the regional approach to cycling.The 2018 annual short duration traffic count program is complete  and a summary of results are promising. It is great to see an increase in users on all types of facilities.

Results of the 2017 CWATS Public Opinion Survey are in.......

To understand the public understanding of the County Wide Active Transportation Systeam (CWATS), and the general attitudes and opinions of walking and cycling, an on-line survey was conducted from October 4 to November 3, 2017.

The survey generated great interest around Essex County with a 54% increased response rate from 2013. The majority are pleased with the progress to date and strongly support continued municipal investment in infrastructure (84%), end use facilities (69%) and maintenance of AT facilities (78%).

Thank you to all who took part in the survey. A special thanks to our WECHU partner to assist with the interpretation of the results. 



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