Our Cannon Valley Trail User Count Report was released in July 2019. The report counts users along the Cannon Valley Trail, as well as connecting trails. Counts were conducted using automated trail counters — simple, dependable devices that count bicyclists and pedestrians as they pass by — at a total of 18 locations.
Our Key Findings:
- Trail users traveled over 1 million miles on the Cannon Valley trail system in 2018
- Bicycling is the primary trail activity, but pedestrians make up the majority of users near downtown areas and campgrounds
- Trail use peaks in July, on weekends, and during the late morning and early afternoon
- Daily traffic patterns at different locations are highly correlated with each other across the trail system