Sign up for the 2015 Bicycle & Pedestrian Count—and join the friendly competition to help your city claim a new bike rack!

By Andrea Clinkscales, Principal Planner

One, two, clip in that shoe. Three, four count some more — people walking and bicycling, that is.

It’s that time of year! Fall is here, and that means it’s once again time to count how many people are walking and bicycling in our state.

As part of the Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, for three days in September and October, volunteers like you will be stationed at key intersections in cities all around the state to count people as they ride and walk by.

We can’t do it without you!

Community participation is vital to the success of this project. Last year we counted over 72,000 people walking and bicycling! The valuable data you collect helps advocates like us make the case for better policies to improve safety and more funding for walking and bicycling projects in our state.

There’s a shiny prize at stake this year

It’s just a little friendly competition. Sportsworks is generously donating one stainless steel Tofino No Scratch® Bike Rack to the first city to fill 100 percent of their volunteer sites by Thursday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. So whether your city is big or small, you've got some recruiting to do!

Count dates:

Tuesday, Sept. 29
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Thursday, Oct. 1

Count times:

7–9 a.m. and 4–6 p.m.

Please visit to sign up and encourage your friends and family to join you!