Bicyclists on the Cannon Valley Regional Trail

2018 User Count: Cannon Valley Regional Trail

Published 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