Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Calling for volunteers to count bicyclists!

The Chicago Bike Program needs volunteers to count downtown bicyclists, like this one on State Street.
(Photo: Bike Walk Lincoln Park) 

Do you have a couple of hours to spare next Tuesday (9/13) or Saturday (9/17)? The Chicago Bike program (part of the Chicago Department of Transportation) needs volunteers to count bicyclists in and around the Loop! Volunteers will be briefly trained and given a form to use, and then sent to a designated place to count the cyclists going by! Easy, right? But it’s important work. The data will go to a national bike and pedestrian documentation project, and will also be used to help document the need for bicycle improvements right here in our fair city.

Below is the full information. David Smith, the CDOT Bikeways Planner who is coordinating the project, advised that there is still high need for volunteers for all three shifts, especially on Tuesday.

We’ll be participating Tuesday afternoon. Hope to see you there!

2011 Downtown Chicago Bike Count Project

The Chicago Department of Transportation Bike Program is participating in the National Bike and Pedestrian Documentation Project and needs volunteers to count bicyclists.  This project will elevate public awareness of bicycle transportation issues and help document the need for bicycle improvements.

Volunteers will be stationed throughout downtown during one or more of the following times:

Tuesday, September 13th – 7AM to 10AM
Tuesday, September 13th – 4PM to 7PM
Saturday, September 17th – Noon to 2PM

CDOT will provide training on data collection
No experience needed

To volunteer or for more info, please contact: David Smith, CDOT Bikeways Planner

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