Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Volunteers Needed for Annual Bicycle/Pedestrian Count

Just by observation, you can tell that the number of people who walk and bicycle in our

community is growing. But it is important to have actual data to show how much those populations are growing. That kind of data is used in transportation planning to help determine what bike and pedestrian facilities are needed, to support grant applications by demonstrating a need and to develop better bicycling and walking policies.

With fall approaching, it's time to do another (the 7th annual in Spokane) pedestrian and bicycle count. Volunteers are needed for this. Count dates are Tuesday, Sept. 29, Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1.

If you're interested in helping, you can register and choose a site online at https://bikepedcount.wsdot.wa.gov.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.