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Tired of the lack of bicycle lanes and feeling like Seattle is not moving fast enough towards being a bicycle friendly city that is can be? The city of Seattle needs your help to keep moving that agenda forward.

On Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 6:30 to 9 a.m., the city will be performing its annual bicycle counts, and they need volunteers. Counts will be conducted at 62 locations, and 20 more volunteers are needed.

Annual bike counts are essential to show the growing numbers of bicyclists on the streets. We all know the numbers are growing, but hard data -- not just day-to-day observations -- is what the city needs to make better plans and decisions. As the number of bicyclists increase, the more our governing officials will be compelled to dedicate more funding to bicycle infrastructure which help move us to being that bicycle friendly city we all dream about. All you have to do today is to sign up!

If you are willing to help, please contact Gina Coffman via via email or phone at 206-684-3902. Let her know:

1) Top two count location preferences from the table to the right. Each location needs one volunteer.
2) Mailing address
3) Telephone number

All volunteers will receive a packet with full instructions and counting forms. Results will be used to monitor progress toward increasing the number of bicycle trips as called for in the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan.

It's unlikely that the bike count forms will include a column for fuzzy puppets, pigs or frogs, but check back to let us know the most interesting thing you saw during your count shift.

Thanks for helping make Seattle a better city for bicycling!

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