WSDOT needs volunteers for its 10th annual survey to count cyclists and pedestrians on Sept. 26-28. File photo

Volunteers needed for annual statewide bicycle and pedestrian count

  • Wed Sep 6th, 2017 3:36pm
  • Life

Last year, volunteers tallied about 75,000 bicyclists and pedestrians across the state during a three-day Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) bicycle and pedestrian count.

Many hundreds of volunteers will be needed again this fall to count the number of people who ride bikes or walk to their destinations from Sept. 26-28. As in past years, Mercer Island will have several dozen morning or evening checkpoints. The dates are chosen to capture students and workers on foot or bike before the weather turns.

“Counting bicyclists and pedestrians helps us more accurately measure demand, gauge the results of our investments and plan for future improvement projects,” according to WSDOT.

For this 10th annual survey, WSDOT is coordinating again with Cascade Bicycle Club to enlist volunteers for shifts. Counts will be taken in many cities throughout the state.

Interested volunteers can sign up at www.bikepedcount.wsdot.wa.gov, or email Cascade Bicycle Club at kellir@cascadebicycleclub.org for more information.