Volunteers Needed for Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts

Mountlake Terrace is looking for volunteers to help count bicycles and pedestrians in key areas as part of the Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.

Going into its third year, the Documentation Project is providing critical information to cities, regions, and state agencies about non-motorized transportation. This is Mountlake Terrace’s first year to participate in the project.

The counts will be conducted by volunteers during the morning and evening commutes on October 5th, 6th, and 7th, coordinated through the Cascade Bicycle Club. To sign up, visit http://www.wa-bike-ped-count.org/, or learn more at http://www.cascade.org/Advocacy/bicycle_counts.cfm.

While automobile traffic and transit ridership are counted frequently, bicyclists and pedestrians are not. The Project’s new count will help the city of Mountlake Terrace better understand how and where foot-powered transportation is being used and to plan for future needs.

In Mountlake Terrace, the count will include locations along the Interurban Trail, the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center, and near Mountlake Terrace Elementary School.

For more information about the bicycle and pedestrian counts, please call Transportation Planner Peter Dane at (425) 744-6283.

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