26 September 2013

Counting Bikes and Pedestrians Next Week

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Count is coming up October 1-3 and Cascade Bicycle Club is looking for volunteers to help.  These counts are extremely important in helping to gauge the success of our city's current infrastructure and plan for future projects. 

A bike commuter climbs the newly reopened Murray Morgan Bridge
You can help by signing up to sit at an intersection on one of these three days from 7 – 9 a.m. and/or from 4 – 6 p.m. and tally the number of cyclists and pedestrians you see. You can also help by recruiting friends, family, coworkers, and anyone else willing to help. 

Sign up here and follow these steps:
  1. Scroll down and click “Tacoma – Bike & Pedestrian Counts”
  2. Choose which intersection and time slot(s) you would like to sign up for and click the registration button at the bottom of the page
  3. Print out the count form and instructions
  4. Head out to your intersection at the designated time on Oct. 1, 2, or 3 and start tallying!
  5. Follow the directions on your count form for returning the data to Cascade Bicycle Club
Alternatively, if you'll be walking or biking on those days, be sure to tally your commute miles with Pierce Trips. It's a great way for the city to gauge how many people are using alternative transportation options throughout the year, plus you can be entered to win some cool rewards.

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