R Dataset / Package mosaicData / Riders


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the Riders data set which pertains to Volume of Users of a Massachusetts Rail Trail. The Riders data set is found in the mosaicData R package. You can load the Riders data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Riders"). This will load the data into a variable called Riders. If R says the Riders data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("mosaicData") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the Riders R data set. The size of this file is about 5,095 bytes.

Volume of Users of a Massachusetts Rail Trail


The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) collected data north of Chestnut Street in Florence, MA for ninety days from April 5, 2005 to November 15, 2005. Data collectors set up a laser sensor, with breaks in the laser beam recording when a rail-trail user passed the data collection station.




A data frame with 90 observations on the following 12 variables.


date of data collection (POSIXct)


a factor with levels Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


high temperature for the day (in degrees Fahrenheit)


low temperature for the day (in degrees Fahrenheit)


shorter name for highT


shorter name for lowT


inches of precipitation


measure of cloud cover (in oktas)


estimated number of trail crossings that day (number of breaks recorded)


shorter name for riders


type of day: a factor with levels N (weekend or holiday) Y (non-holiday weekday)


shorter name for weekday


There is a potential for error when two users trigger the infrared beam at exactly the same time since the counter would only logs one of the crossings. The collectors left the motion detector out during the winter, but because the counter drops data when the temperature falls below 14 degrees Fahrenheit, there are no data for the coldest winter months.


Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, http://www.fvgreenway.org/pdfs/Northampton-Bikepath-Volume-Counts


"Rail trails and property values: Is there an association?", Nicholas J. Horton and Ella Hartenian (Journal of Statistics Education, 2015), http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v23n2/horton.pdf



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