Help count bicyclists, pedestrians in Issaquah soon
August 22, 2011
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 22, 2011
Join the state Department of Transportation and the Cascade Bicycle Club to tally the number of people in Washington using foot or pedal power to commute.
The partners need volunteers to count people bicycling and using bike lanes, and walking on paths and sidewalks, from Sept. 27-29. Join the effort in Issaquah, a city selected as a documentation site.
The count is part of a yearly bicycle and pedestrian count and survey sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers Pedestrian and Bicycle Council.
The tally is used to help measure the Department of Transportation’s efforts to increase bicycling and walking, and reducing the number of vehicle miles driven.
“This annual count of bicyclists and pedestrians helps us more accurately measure demand, gauge the results of our investments and plan for future improvement projects,” Secretary of Transportation Paula Hammond said in a statement. “The information volunteers collect helps ensure that we are investing transportation dollars on priority projects, in locations where they are needed most.”
The agency set up a website to answer questions about the count. Or, contact Cascade Bicycle Club Principal Planner Tessa Greegor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-204-0913 to learn more about volunteering.