WSDOT calls for tallying volunteers

September 3, 2013

By Staff

From Oct. 1-3, the Washington State Department of Transportation needs about 400 volunteers to count the number of people who ride bikes or walk to their destinations for the department’s sixth annual survey.

During the 2012 survey, volunteers across Washington counted nearly 60,000 bicyclists and pedestrians who traveled by walking or biking.

“Counting bicyclists and pedestrians helps us more accurately measure demand, gauge the results of our investments and plan for future improvement projects,” Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson said in a press release. “We couldn’t document the number of people walking and biking without the help of many volunteers from across the state.”

This year’s effort between WSDOT and the Cascade Bicycle Club has enlisted volunteers and organizations like Feet First and the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.Bicyclists and walkers in at least 38 cities, including Issaquah, throughout the state are included in the count.

Learn more at about volunteer opportunities at WSDOT’s website at www.wsdot.wa.gov/bike/Count.htm or by contacting the Cascade Bicycle Club at cpa@cascapebicyclecub.org or 206-861-9890.

 

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