Volunteers needed for bicyclists and pedestrian counts

Volunteers are needed to manually count bicyclists 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 5th         10am – Noon and 5pm – 7pm
Thursday, September 6th             10am – Noon and 5pm – 7pm
Saturday, September 8th              12pm – 2pm
Rain Dates:
Wednesday, September 12th       10am – Noon and 5pm – 7pm
Thursday, September 13th           10am – Noon and 5pm – 7pm
Saturday, September 15th            12pm – 2pm
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
For more information about signing up please contact:
Ashley Myers, Transportation Planner, at (785) 832-3155 or amyers@lawrenceks.org