in the community to get an accurate count of alternative modes of
Nearly 60,000 bicyclists and
pedestrians were counted by volunteers across Washington during a three-day
survey in 2012. About 400 volunteers will be needed again this fall to count
the number of people who ride bike, or walk to their destinations.
Counting bicyclists and pedestrians helps more accurately measure demand, gauge the results of investments and plan
for future improvement projects.
The count will also help measure WSDOT’s progress toward the goal of increasing bicycling and walking while reducing the number of vehicle miles driven.
For this sixth annual survey, the
Washington State Department of Transportation and the Cascade Bicycle Club are
enlisting volunteers and organizations like FeetFirst and the Bicycle Alliance
of Washington to help count the number of people bicycling and walking on
paths, bike lanes, sidewalks, and other facilities Tuesday, Oct. 1, through
Thursday, Oct. 3. Counts will be taken in a least 38 cities throughout the
Those interested in helping here in Spokane and Spokane Valley can
learn more by contacting Cascade Bicycle Club
or calling 206-861-9890.