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Bike/Pedestrian Counts: Volunteers Needed!

Thursday, March 11, 2010 – Saturday, March 13, 2010


Arlington County transportation programs BikeArlington and WalkArlington are looking for volunteers to help collect bicycle and pedestrian counts in Arlington County on March 11 and 13 (postponed from February 18th and 20th).  This regular data collection is part of a national project to document walking and cycling as modes of transportation.  Collecting better data on usage and demand is essential to building long-term support for walking and cycling. More information about the national effort can be found at http://bikepeddocumentation.org 

Count locations in Arlington include shared use paths, urban sidewalks and intersections, and on-road bike lanes. Many of the sites are easily accessible by Metro. Arlington transportation staff will provide training and materials. Shifts are two hours long in the morning and evening on Thursday, March 11th and Noon to 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 13th. At some locations, volunteers may be asked to observe directional information, helmet usage, and other demographic data in addition to the number of cyclists and pedestrians. 

If you'd be interested in helping with this effort, just email: bikepedcounts@arlingtonva.us. Arlington County's staff coordinator will help you choose a count location and time. For your convenience, volunteer sign up will remain open right up to count time on March 11 and 13! 

Training will be offered to those who sign up. Details on training times and location will be provided upon sign-up.

We’ve had up to 50 volunteers help with previous counts -- let's see if we can provide even better coverage this time. 

Did You Know?

Arlington County is one of only 15 Gold-level Walk Friendly Communities in the U.S.

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Arlington’s Bicycle Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
803
14th Street Bridge
2568
Arlington Mill Trail
369
Ballston Connector
373
Bluemont Connector
222
CC Connector
989
Clarendon EB bike lane
219
Custis Bon Air Park
1282
Custis Rosslyn
1973
Fairfax EB bike lane
177
Joyce St NB
40
Joyce St SB
34
Key Bridge East
1297
Key Bridge West
863
Military NB bike lane
25
Military SB bike lane
31
Quincy NB bike lane
120
Quincy SB bike lane
109
Roosevelt Bridge
643
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1820
TR Island Bridge
1712
WOD Bon Air Park
872
WOD Bon Air West
1596
WOD Columbia Pike
685
WOD East Falls Church
1187
Wilson WB bike lane
288

All bike counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
2136838
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