Volunteers Needed to Help With Pullman Count
This blog post was contributed by guest blogger Jaime Brush of Pullman.
Upon learning about the combined efforts of the WSDOT and Cascade Bicycle Club for the upcoming statewide bike count, I knew Pullman had to be included as one of the cities to participate in the bike counts. So, as a bicycle advocate, I started asking how Pullman can get on the list of cities performing the counts. With the help of Washington Bikes, I was quickly connected with WSDOT and Cascade Bicycle Club, which in turn led to the City of Pullman signing off on participating and me leading the volunteer efforts, here on the eastern side of the state.
This is an annual bicycle and pedestrian count taken at locations throughout Washington State in nearly 40 jurisdictions. Data collected from these counts will be used to monitor success in increasing bicycle and pedestrian travel as identified in the Washington State Bicycle Facilities and Pedestrian Walkways Plan while also providing critical data to support improvements to bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
This year’s count takes place on September 30, October 1, and October 2. Counts will occur twice each day: 7-9 am and 4-6 pm.
This important project helps the state collect valuable bicycle and pedestrian data that informs state policy! Since community participation is so vital to the success of this project, we encourage interested Pullman area residents to sign up for a shift as a volunteer counter.
Contact Jaime Brush if you have questions specific to volunteering for the Pullman Count.
Visit WSDOT to learn more about the Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.
My only comment is that these times for the survey ignore retirees who often avoid being on paths during these times. I try not to be walking or bicycling when the streets (and the paths) are busy. I’m not suggesting the impossible task of taking counts 24 hours a day; I am only suggesting that it’s useful to remember that some of us avoid busy times when we are walking and bicycling.
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