Counting matters: Volunteer for the 2013 State Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts
Cascade is excited to announce the sixth annual statewide bicycle and pedestrian counts October 1 through 3. We are looking for volunteers in the cities listed below to count bicyclists and pedestrians at designated locations as part of the Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project. Collected data will be used to measure the progress of and justify investments in bicycling and pedestrian projects. Community participation is vital to the success of the project, and we invite you to volunteer in this important data collection effort.
Count Background: Since 2008, Cascade Bicycle Club has collaborated with the Washington State Department of Transportation and local jurisdictions to coordinate bicycle and pedestrian counts in over 30 communities around Washington. This annual statewide data collection effort, initiated by the State to help measure bicycling and walking rates over time, provides useful data that is critical for planning, designing, advocating and ultimately funding new and improved bicycle and pedestrian facilities in communities across the state. The data also helps to better understand factors that influence bicycling and walking.
2013 Count Cities: Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Bellingham, Bothell, Bremerton, Burien, Ellensburg, Everett, Ferndale, Gig Harbor, Issaquah, Kelso, Kent, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Lakewood, Longview, Lynden, Mercer Island, Milton, Mountlake Terrace, Oak Harbor, Olympia, Orting, Parkland, Puyallup, Redmond, Renton, Richland, Seattle, Shoreline, Spokane, Tacoma, Tukwila, University Place, Vancouver, Vashon Island, Walla Walla, Wenatchee and Yakima.
2013 Count Dates: October 1, 2 and 3
2013 Count Time Periods: 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Volunteer sign up: If you are available to volunteer for a two-hour count shift in one of the communities listed above, sign up to volunteer on our website: www.cascade.org/About/Volunteer.cfm. Contact Ryann Child at [email protected] or 206-861-9890 if you have any questions. Please note that the cities of Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Bellingham, Burien, Everett, Redmond and Wenatchee will be coordinating their volunteers – if you are interested in volunteering in one of these communities, please contact us and we will connect you with the right person.