Volunteer to Count People Biking and Walking in Your Community

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One, two, clip in that shoe. Three, four count some more — people walking and bicycling, that is.

Julie Gregg // 09.16.2015

Washington is conducting bicycle and walking counts in cities all over the state. Volunteer in your community for the chance to win a Sportworks No Scratch® Tofino bike rack.

As originally published September 16, 2015

Cascade Bicycle Club Blog

By Andrea Clinkscales, Principal Planner

It’s that time of year! Fall is here, and that means it’s once again time to count how many people are walking and bicycling in our state.

As part of the Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, for three days in September and October, volunteers like you will be stationed at key intersections in cities all around the state to count people as they ride and walk by.

We can’t do it without you!

Community participation is vital to the success of this project. Last year we counted over 72,000 people walking and bicycling! The valuable data you collect helps advocates like us make the case for better policies to improve safety and more funding for walking and bicycling projects in our state.

There’s a shiny prize at stake this year

It’s just a little friendly competition. Sportworks is donating one stainless steel Tofino No Scratch® Bike Rack to the first city to fill 100 percent of their volunteer sites by Thursday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. So whether your city is big or small, you've got some recruiting to do!

Count dates:

Tuesday, Sept. 29
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Thursday, Oct. 1

Count times:

7–9 a.m. and 4–6 p.m.

Please visit bikepedcount.wsdot.wa.gov to sign up and encourage your friends and family to join you!