Project needs volunteers to count bicyclists, pedestriansThe Arrowhead Regional Development Commission is looking for 60 volunteers to take part in a bike and pedestrian count throughout Duluth and Superior.
The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission is looking for 60 volunteers to take part in a bike and pedestrian count throughout Duluth and Superior.
Information from this count will help in efforts to improve roadways, such as adding bike lanes and fixing sidewalks. Rain date for the count will be Wednesday, September 19.
A Standardized Methodology to Count Bicyclists and Pedestrians
Following the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s lead, the goal is to develop and test a standardized approach to manual counting of bicyclists and pedestrians. The long-term goals of the project are to measure non-motorized traffic volumes to provide the basis for efficient investments in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and to inform programs to ensure bicycle and pedestrian safety.
We’re seeking volunteers to give two hours of their time plus up to an hour on the Sept. 11 for training.
The task is simple:
• Join us at the Duluth YMCA in Duluth or at the University of Wisconsin-Superior on Sept. 11 for a brief training (under an hour).
• Spend two hours Sept. 12 soaking in some sun, people watching and counting, and chatting with passers-by about their thoughts on area pedestrian issues.
To register, simply fill out the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BikePedCount and you will be contacted via email with your time slot and location.
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