This project aims to improve non-motorist safety in Wisconsin by addressing the lack of accurate pedestrian and bicycle counts. The project will establish a non-motorist counting network and reporting system on the Wisconsin State Highway System. This includes: 1. Forming a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to guide technology and methods for data collection; 2. Acquiring and deploying counting devices, including permanent and portable sensors; 3.Developing a web-based dashboard for data visualization and analysis; and 4. Piloting the program in selected locations, with plans for future statewide expansion. Key tasks include project management, literature review, acquisition and deployment of counting devices, continuous data collection, and the development of the data management platform.

Related Page: Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Project Details

Project ID


Start Date
October 1, 2023

Focus Areas
Data Analytics, Modeling and Simulation
Economy and Policy
Urban Mobility

US Dept Of Transportation
Wi Dept Of Transportation

Research Centers
Institute for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation (IPIT)

Principal Investigator

Qin, Xiao
Director, Institute for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation (IPIT)
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Co-Principal Investigator

Schneider,Robert J; Li, Yang
Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Research Associate, Institute for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation (IPIT)