Non-Motorized Database System

The Non-Motorized Database System (NMDS) provides traffic engineers with a tool to analyze bicycle and pedestrian volumes. Road agencies are now studying these modes of travel and collecting data, but need an interactive database application like MS2’s NMDS to map, manage and analyze their data. The module supports data imports from a variety of count equipment (Miovision, Eco-Counter, Trafx) which capture data from bike lanes, sidewalks, bike paths, trails and crosswalks.

More and more, people are either walking or using bicycles to get to work, to get to school, to exercise as well as reduce the number of vehicle miles traveled.


NMDS allows agencies to import data from various counter manufactures like Eco-Counter and Trafx.  Manual counts in Excel format can also be directly imported to NMDS.  The application provides the tools necessary to analyze daily and weekly volumes of pedestrians, bicycles, wheelchairs, and other modes of non-motorized travel.  The interactive map allows users to select distinct trails or pathways for analysis.  Features of the module include:

  • Unlimited data storage
  • Central portal accessed by planning staff and members of the public
  • Ability to import data regardless of counter brand
  • Customized reports to fit the agency’s needs
  • Map symbology is customizable
  • Store attributes compliant with FHWA’s Traffic Monitoring Guide
  • Multiple pathways and modes are supported for a single location
  • Accommodates recreational pathways and urban situations