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Bellevue Volunteers Needed for Annual Bike and Pedestrian Count

The Washington State Department of Transportation seeks volunteers to count cyclists and pedestrians.

Volunteers in Bellevue will be needed in the fall to help count the number of people who walk or ride bicycles, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

The volunteers will be needed on Sept. 25, 26 and 27, according to a WSDOT announcement. The volunteers will use clipboards and tally sheets and take to the streets to count pedestrians and cyclists.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and the Cascade Bicycle Club are seeking more than 300 volunteers in 35 cities throughout the state to help conduct the fifth annual bicycle and pedestrian survey, the WSDOT posted in its announcement. Organizations like FeetFirst and the Bicycle Alliance of Washington will also participate to help count the numbers of people bicycling and walking on paths, bike lanes, sidewalks, and other facilities.

The information gathered this fall will be used to track progress toward the state’s goal of increasing bicycling and walking in Washington. In addition, WSDOT’s survey will become part of the National Documentation Project, an annual bicycle and pedestrian count and survey effort that is sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers Pedestrian and Bicycle Council, according to WSDOT.

The cities involved are the following: Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Bellingham, Bothell, Bremerton, Burien, Ellensburg, Everett, Federal Way, Gig Harbor, Issaquah, Kelso, Kent, Kirkland, Lakewood, Longview, Milton, Mercer Island, Mountlake Terrace, Olympia, Orting, Puyallup, Redmond, Richland, Seattle, Shoreline, Snoqualmie, Spokane, Tacoma, Tukwila, University Place, Vancouver, Walla Walla, Wenatchee and Yakima. 

Get involved

Contact info:

Ian Macek, WSDOT State Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator
email: maceki@wsdot.wa.gov 
phone: 360-705-7596

Tessa Greegor, Cascade Bicycle Club Principal Planner
email: tessa.greegor@cascadebicycleclub.org
phone: 206-204-0913

On the Web:

WSDOT’s Bicycling website

Venice Buhain August 22, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Whoops. Accidentally left off the contact information in case you want to volunteer to count cyclists and pedestrians for this project. That's been fixed!
cassarooni August 22, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Please re-read your title aloud and edit accordingly. This is my first day being exposed to Patch and I'm not 100% impressed with the use of language found on this site. Also wondering why Events section is being used as an advertising forum for businesses that have moved or that provide ongoing services. Seems there is a better place for such information. When I go to Events, I want to know what is happening TODAY, not whether a business exists or to see their entire summer schedule. That's just laziness.
Venice Buhain August 22, 2012 at 02:30 PM
@Cassarooni: Thanks for your observations. I've fixed the headline for this story. In answer to your questions about the events calendar, the calendar is as diverse as the people who put events in it. It's designed to be used by the community to post events in whatever way they find useful. I try to stay out of the events posted by users, unless an event description is objectionable, false or is a blatant abuse of the calendar (e.g., posting an ongoing service as happening every hour, every day for the next year, or using an event title that crowds all the other listings off the page). I hope that answers your question.

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