Volunteers are needed to manually count bicycles and pedestrians at several locations across Lawrence, Eudora, and Baldwin City in September. The Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization, with the help of volunteers, will be conducting bicycle and pedestrian counts on:
Wednesday, September 7th 10am – 12pm
Thursday, September 8th 5pm – 7pm
Saturday, September 10th 12pm – 2pm
Wednesday, September 14th 10am – 12pm
Thursday, September 15th 5pm – 7pm
Saturday, September 17th 12pm – 2pm
Saturday, September 24th 12pm – 2pm
Wednesday, September 21st 10 am – 12 pm
Wednesday, September 21st 5 pm – 7 pm
Volunteers will be taught the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project method created by Alta Planning and Design and the Institute of Transportation Engineers by watching a 4 minute training video.
Data collected on bicycling and walking will assist city and regional leaders in estimating usage and demand for bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The counts will also be used to track the region’s progress on increasing the use of non-motorized transportation, strengthen grant applications to leverage additional federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects, evaluate existing projects, and help determine the location of future investments.
To sign up visit: www.lawrenceks.org/mpo/volunteer