Since January 2014, Downtown Halifax Business Commission, Spring Garden Area Business Association, and Waterfront Development have been collecting pedestrian count information at 10 locations, through 10 Eco-Counter electronic pedestrian devices.
The Eco-Counter pedestrian counters are placed in areas to capture more accurate foot traffic data 24 hours per day including during events, festivals, and specific seasons such as tourist and holidays. The counters work with sensors, not images, and are approximate counts.
The counters provide general information such as daily, weekly, and monthly counts as well as averages. This information is especially useful for those that are considering locating a new business in the downtown core or for existing businesses to predict seasonal foot traffic or foot traffic during major events.
DHBC will be providing a quarterly report of monthly pedestrian counts in the Downtown Bi-Weekly Update. If you have any questions or would like more detailed information, please contact Ivy Ho at firstname.lastname@example.org.