Help tally Issaquah cyclists and pedestrians

September 19, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 19, 2010

The state Department of Transportation and Cascade Bicycle Club need volunteers to help count Issaquah cyclists and pedestrians in early October.

The information is then used to track progress toward a state goal of increasing bicycling and walking, and reducing the number of vehicle miles driven. The count is planned for Oct. 5-7.

The local count is part of the National Documentation Project, a yearly bicycle and pedestrian count and survey effort sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers Pedestrian and Bicycle Council.

Learn more about volunteering opportunities here. Or contact Cascade Bicycle Club Principal Planner Tessa Greegor at tessa.greegor@cascadebicycleclub.org or by phone at 206-204-0913.

“We are working on ways to reduce the number of miles we drive each year, and counting bicyclists and pedestrians at specific locations can help us more accurately measure demand and the benefits of existing paths and trails,” state Secretary of Transportation Paula Hammond said in a news release. “The counts also help us identify where future bicycle and pedestrian facilities are needed.”

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