City of Eugene requesting volunteers for 2010 annual bike/ped counts

We are looking for people to do weekday and Saturday counts on a sunny day in May.  Weekday AM counts are from 7 – 9 AM and PM counts from 4 – 6 PM.   Saturday counts are from 12 – 2 PM.

The City of Eugene does a bicycle and pedestrian count every year.  According to Lee Shoemaker, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Eugene, the counts are used to measure city progress, provide input into regional transportation models, report to the public, and as evidence for the usefulness of walking and biking investments.

This is the third annual bicycle and pedestrian count, and will be a little different than the previous two years.  The city is requesting volunteers to count cyclists and pedestrians on the River and Fern Ridge paths as well as on busy streets like 12th, 15th, and Alder.  The more volunteers they have, the more locations they can count. If you wish to volunteer, you’ll want to contact them as soon as possible.

The results of the previous counts were not readily available, but will be after this year’s counting.  WeBikeEugene will publish the data as soon as we get our grease-stained hands on it.

Read on to learn more about the count and how to volunteer.

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