community is growing. But it is important to have actual data to show how much those populations are growing. That kind of data is used in transportation planning to help determine what bike and pedestrian facilities are needed, to support grant applications by demonstrating a need and to develop better bicycling and walking policies.
With fall approaching, it’s time to do another (the 7th annual in Spokane) pedestrian and bicycle count. Volunteers are needed for this. Count dates are Tuesday, Sept. 29, Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1.
If you’re interested in helping, you can register and choose a site online at https://bikepedcount.wsdot.wa.gov.