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. 

Did You Know?

Each U.S. rush-hour auto commuter spends an average of 50 hours a year stuck in traffic.

League of American Cyclists

Arlington’s Bicycle Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
607
14th Street Bridge
1968
Arlington Mill Trail
282
Ballston Connector
296
Bluemont Connector
215
CC Connector
741
Clarendon EB bike lane
184
Custis Bon Air Park
1012
Custis Rosslyn
1525
Fairfax EB bike lane
144
Joyce St NB
23
Joyce St SB
25
Key Bridge East
994
Key Bridge West
671
Military NB bike lane
37
Military SB bike lane
28
MVT Airport South
1917
Quincy NB bike lane
97
Quincy SB bike lane
81
Roosevelt Bridge
495
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1332
TR Island Bridge
1594
WOD Bon Air Park
716
WOD Bon Air West
1289
WOD Columbia Pike
621
WOD East Falls Church
927
Wilson WB bike lane
221

All bike counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
3031044
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