[9/22/16] Volunteers Needed For Next Week’s Bicycle Count

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About 400 volunteers are needed to help count the number of people who ride bicycles or walk during their destinations during an annual three-day survey, starting next Tuesday.

Andrea (ON-DRAY-AH) Clinkscales, with the Cascade Bicycle Club, told KOZI that across the US, bicycling and walking are both strongly re-establishing as transportation modes for work, school, recreation and for health and fitness purposes. But, she says, about 9 years ago, state officials announced the need for more statistics…

092216 Bike Count 1 :58 “…towards that goal.”

And, from there, the Washington Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project was launched. And, Clinkscales explains, that Washington State Department of Transportation enlisted the help of the Cascade Bicycle Club to help coordinate the annual state-wide counting effort…

092216 Bike Count 2 1:00 “…and walking behavior.”

Clinkscales says volunteer support is vital to the success of the project, adding that volunteer registration is now open with many locations still needing volunteers…

092216 Bike Count 3 :27 “…and the afternoon.”

Volunteers will track the number of bicyclists and pedestrians riding and walking through their intersections, including direction of travel, gender and helmet use.

Those interested in helping can learn more online at


This year’s 9th annual bike count will take place Tuesday, September 27-Thursday, September 29.