Since 2017, Tri-State Trails has monitored trail usage in the Tri-State to show just how important multi-use trails and bikeways are to our communities.
Trail managers and advocates in the tri-state have worked for decades to plan and build a network of multi-use trails that meets the needs of residents for recreation, transportation, and other purposes. In 2016, Tri-State Trails partnered with Interact for Health to organize Greater Cincinnati’s first comprehensive Trail Monitoring Program. This program builds on and integrates data from established monitoring programs by the Friends of Little Miami State Park, Great Parks of Hamilton County, and OKI Regional Council of Governments.
In 2017, Tri-State Trails deployed trail counters and implemented a statistically valid user intercept survey for the first time. Our Trails Count report describes the trail monitoring initiative, summarizes results, and presents recommendations for ongoing monitoring. This study was made possible by the generous support of Interact for Health.
Trail usage data collection is ongoing. In 2022, Tri-State Trails is entering its sixth year of trail monitoring. To get access to the full dataset we've collected and view our interactive dashboard, become a member of Tri-State Trails today.
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2017 Trail Usage
136 trail miles monitored
11.1 million Trail Miles Traveled
252 Average Annual Daily Trail Traffic
2018 Trail Usage
187 trail miles monitored
12.7 million Trail Miles Travelled
216 Average Annual Daily Trail Traffic
2019 Trail Usage
192 trail miles monitored
14.2 Trail Miles Travelled
223 Average Annual Daily Trail Traffic
2020 Trail Usage
205 trail miles monitored
22.7 million Trail Miles Travelled
301 Average Annual Daily Trail Traffic
2021 Trail Usage
188 trail miles monitored
17.1 million Trail Miles Travelled
282 Average Annual Daily Trail Traffic
How do we make it happen?
Tri-State Trails is leading a coalition of advocates, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, businesses and institutions to make Trails Count a reality. With the help of our partners, we’ve made tremendous progress. Here’s how you can keep us moving forward.
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