Volunteers are needed to manually count bicycles and pedestrians at several locations across Lawrence, Eudora and Baldwin City in September.
Data collected on bicycling and walking will assist city and regional leaders in estimating usage and demand for bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The counts will also be used to track the region’s progress on increasing the use of non-motorized transportation, strengthen grant applications to leverage additional federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects, evaluate existing projects, and help determine the location of future investments.
Volunteers will be taught the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project method that was created by Alta Planning and Design and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
The Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization and the City of Lawrence will be conducting bicycle and pedestrian counts on:
- Saturday, September 5, 12 – 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 9, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 9, 5 – 7 p.m.
- Thursday, September 10, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Thursday, September 10, 5 – 7 p.m.
- Saturday, September 12, 12 – 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 16, 5 – 7 p.m.
- Saturday, September 19, 12 – 2 p.m.
Those interested in volunteering for one or more of the scheduled count times are required to watch a 4-minute training video. To sign up visit www.lawrenceks.org.
For more information, contect Jessica Mortinger, transportation planner at 832-3165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.