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Volunteers sought for bike-ped counts

By KTVZ.COM news sources
Published On: Apr 30 2014 01:35:01 PM CDT

In 2013, the Bend Road User Safety Task Force initiated an effort to count pedestrians and bicyclists using the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project methodology. Now, the Task Force needs your help!

Following a consistent, nationally recognized methodology will improve the quality and consistency of the data, and increase the frequency with which this type of data is collected.  The information collected will document current levels of walking and biking, help measure progress towards increasing the number of people who walk and bike, and help make the case for additional investments.  More information about the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project is available at www.bendoregon.gov/bikepedcount. Approximately 25 people are needed to assist with the counts scheduled for May 2014.     The goal is to count the same locations four times per year.  More opportunities to volunteer will be available in July and September 2014, and January and May 2015.

Each volunteer will be asked to:

Counts will take place Saturday May 10th and Weekdays May 13th and 15th.   Count periods are 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday and 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on weekdays.

 To sign up for a volunteer time, please visit www.bendoregon.gov/bikepedcount.

Thank you and please feel free to pass this along to others who might be interested.

Inquiries regarding the project scope can be directed to:

Robin Lewis, City of Bend Transportation Engineer rlewis@ci.bend.or.us  541-330-4025

Volunteer Inquires can be directed to:  
Cheryl Howard, City of Bend Volunteer Coordinator choward@ci.bend.or.us 541-388-5579

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