The 2015 Bike Count Needs Volunteers!
The City of Long Beach is looking for volunteers for its 8th Annual Bike Count! The counts take place on October 15 and 18, 2015, at 30 sites throughout the City. Since 2008, Long Beach has consistently recorded bicycle and pedestrian volumes, and has enjoyed outstanding community support for the program. Whether you are one of our valued past volunteers, or a newcomer who wants to help improve the safety and livability of your city, we welcome your assistance. In fact, the bike count depends on your help!
The Long Beach Bike Count is integral in evaluating the effectiveness of completed and upcoming projects, and for applying for new grants. With consistent data from year to year, the counts provide important metrics to the City regarding safety, capacity, ridership trends, and the value of our investments. See previous posts for some evaluations of the data. The 30 sites for the 2015 count are along upcoming project routes, areas with high amounts of collisions, and sites we have consistently counted in the past.
Since the counts began eight years ago, the City of Long Beach has experienced steady and dramatic increases in bicycle ridership. Alongside this growth in ridership is an expanding bikeways network. This growth is due in great part to our vibrant, informed, and involved bicycling community. The city is now asking that community to once again spend a few hours counting cyclists and pedestrians. Volunteers will be given gift certificates and goodies!
Over the course of two days (10/15 and 10/18), we will count for three two-hour periods at each site. You can choose to count for one two-hour period, or two, or all three!
Below is a map of the sites where we’ll be counting. You’ll pick your site when you attend the mandatory training session! But in the meantime, explore the map and make your top picks!
I’m interested! What do I have to do?
1) Fill out the form below with your contact information
2) Attend one of our training sessions
Sign up for the count here: