Thursday, September 22, 2016
Next week, the state will kick off a three day-survey to count the number of people who walk or ride bicycles to their destinations. Anyone who would like to volunteer to help in the count can still register and download tally forms online. Volunteer spots are open statewide, especially in some of the participating small communities.
For this ninth annual survey, the Washington State Department of Transportation and Cascade Bicycle Club are partnering with cities and counties to help count the number of people bicycling and walking Tuesday, September 27, through Thursday, September 29.
Volunteer support is vital to the success of this project. In 2015 volunteers tallied more than 74,000 bicyclists and pedestrians in communities across Washington.
Data collected in the count is used by state and local agencies to estimate demand; measure the benefit of bicycle and pedestrian project investments; and improve policies, project designs and funding opportunities.
To learn more, visit WSDOT’s website, email Cascade Bicycle Club or call 206-954-4896.