Bicyclist and pedestrian count programs

Learn about our bike and pedestrian count programs made possible by our network of permanent counters.  Access count data through our portal.

We collect bicyclist and pedestrian count data throughout Washington state. Walk and bike count data is valuable in understanding safety and mobility outcomes based on exposure. When making walk or bike improvement decisions use potential demand, based on the density and value of the places to go in the vicinity of the project location rather than walk or bike counts. We do not emphasize existing demand as a primary basis for investment. WSDOT’s Active Transportation Plan recommends developing complete walk, bike and roll networks in all population centers.

Permanent bicyclist and pedestrian count program

We collect bicycle and pedestrian count data from over 60 permanent count locations throughout Washington state. Statewide permanent bicycle and pedestrian count data is available and can be downloaded from the links below. Some sites displayed are owned by local jurisdictions.

Bicyclist and pedestrian count data portal

View our bicycle and pedestrian count sites and the associated data that is being collected in Washington state. 

Bicycle and pedestrian count data portal

Permanent bicyclist and pedestrian counter data

Download data from our network of permanent bicycle and pedestrian count locations throughout Washington state.

Download permanent bicycle and pedestrian counter data

Bicyclist and pedestrian data collection resources

Count data collection for bicyclists and pedestrians presents unique challenges relative to other modes. WSDOT has developed a guide that provides recommendations for collecting network-wide bicycle and pedestrian count data:  Collecting Network-wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Guidebook (PDF 4MB).  In addition, WSDOT is involved in research efforts that look to incorporate permanent count data, short-duration count data and crowd-sourced data into models based on densities of destinations and other factors. Such models have the potential to provide better estimates of bicyclist and pedestrian volumes across roadway networks.


Slow down – lives are on the line. 

In 2023, speeding continued to be a top reason for work zone crashes.

Even one life lost is too many.

Fatal work zone crashes doubled in 2023 - Washington had 10 fatal work zone crashes on state roads.

It's in EVERYONE’S best interest.

95% of people hurt in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians, not just our road crews.