Event Details

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. 

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Arlington’s Bicycle Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
660
14th Street Bridge
2396
Arlington Mill Trail
333
Ballston Connector
294
Bluemont Connector
261
CC Connector
795
Clarendon EB bike lane
228
Custis Bon Air Park
1068
Custis Rosslyn
1729
Fairfax EB bike lane
176
Joyce St NB
30
Joyce St SB
30
Key Bridge East
1293
Key Bridge West
912
Military NB bike lane
39
Military SB bike lane
47
MVT Airport South
2161
Quincy NB bike lane
113
Quincy SB bike lane
110
Roosevelt Bridge
641
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1561
TR Island Bridge
1705
WOD Bon Air Park
764
WOD Bon Air West
1496
WOD Columbia Pike
643
WOD East Falls Church
1150
Wilson WB bike lane
273

All bike counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
4340005
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