Bike counters neededVolunteers are needed to count bicyclists and pedestrians on Wednesday during the second annual “Superior Bike & Ped Count.”
Biking starts Justin Olson’s day off right. The Superior teacher, who bikes to work from his home in Duluth, said the ride is free, relaxing and a great workout.
“I leave the stress of the day on the road,” Olson said. “I say this all the time and it’s true, I never have a bad day when I ride my bike to work.”
The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council is hoping to find out how many people like Olson are making the choice to bike and walk to work.
Volunteers are needed to count bicyclists and pedestrians on Wednesday during the second annual “Superior Bike & Ped Count.” The project will assist city and regional leaders in estimating usage and demand for bicycle and pedestrian facilities, evaluate existing projects and help determine the location of future bicycle and pedestrian improvements, according to James Gittemeier, a planner with the MIC.
The count takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at three sites around Superior — the corner of Belknap Street and Catlin Avenue, the intersection of North 21st Street and Oakes Avenue and the corner of Hammond Avenue and Belknap Street. Volunteer shifts are two hours long. Training takes place at noon today at the Marcovich Wellness Center on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus. Volunteers need to register by contacting Gittemeier at 218-529-7556 or via email at email@example.com.