Volunteers needed to count pedestrians

The state’s annual tally of people bicycling and walking helps design new projects.

Each year WSDOT and the Cascade Bicycle Club enlist the support of volunteers to help count the numbers of people bicycling and walking on trails, bike lanes, sidewalks, and other facilities across the state. This year’s count takes place Sept. 26-28 and volunteers are welcome. Local count locations include intersections in Everett, Mountlake Terrace and Bothell.

The counts help the state more accurately estimate demand, measure the benefits of investments, and design new projects.

“Volunteers make the collection process possible — we couldn’t do this work without them,” said Active Transportation Division Director Barb Chamberlain.

For information about volunteer sign-up, contact Amanda Bulley with Cascade Bicycle Club at 678-936-9110 or vpa@cascadebicycleclub.org.

Learn more at www.wsdot.wa.gov/bike/Count.htm.

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