Countdown to counts -- October 5, 6 and 7!
With only five days to go, we're still desperately short of count volunteers in a few key cities -- Yakima, Wenatchee, Tukwila, Ellensburg, and Mercer Island. We still need a few volunteers in Walla Walla, Richland, Everett, Vancouver, Mountlake Terrace and south Seattle as well.
If you're available to count in the cities listed above between 7 - 9 a.m. or 4 - 6 p.m., please register as a volunteer here. Don't fear, if you have issues with registering (and some have), contact Tessa (that's me) and I'll work it out.
Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Details
Ever wonder how many people bicycle or walk through a given intersection in your community? Unfortunately, that data may not exist. That is, until now. The solution: The Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project. For the third consecutive year, volunteers around the state will be collecting data about bicycling and walking along streets, trails and intersections around Washington. Granted we won't be counting at every possible location, but with over 200 count locations statewide, we'll have a great snapshot of bicycling and walking in communities around Washington.
The Cascade Bicycle Club, Washington State Department of Transportation, and local jurisdictions around the state are working together to collect valuable data about bicycling and walking in 30 cities. However, this project would not happen without the incredible volunteer support around the state. Last year, we had over 250 volunteers who helped count. If you're interested in volunteering, it is a valuable 2-hour commitment, and not to mention...fun! Kick back, relax, and observe people as they move through an intersection (and don't forget to count them)!
To sign-up for a count shift, please visit: http://www.wa-bike-ped-count.org/
If you have any issues with registering, please contact me. Here is more information about the counts.
We look forward to working with you!