LACBC Looking for Bike Count Volunteers

Each purple dot is a location surveyed by the LACBC in 2009. The more purple, the more cyclists.

This September, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) will be conducting the 2nd City of L.A. Bike Count.  In 2009 we counted over 14,000 cyclists at 50 intersections throughout the city.  It’s time to hit the streets and do it again!

Over the last two years, many of the count locations have seen significant improvements from a batch of new sharrows to the freshly painted bike lanes on 7th Street.  This second round of the Bike Count is vital because beyond pinpointing the busiest intersections, for the first time we will be able to track changes in ridership.  We have the opportunity to collect the hard data to show the positive effects of improved bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and to continue advocating for more projects.

The more volunteers we have, the more data we can collect and the more improvements we can make!  We need your help to get out and count again. We’ll be conducting counts during the week of September 12th and holding orientations sessions across the city on Saturday, September 10th. The following shifts are available for over 50 locations:

  • Tuesday, September 13th: 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
  • Tuesday, September 13th: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 17th: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Click here to sign up or contact Martin Lopez-Iu at martin@la-bike.org.  To donate to the count contact Alexis Lantz at alexis@la-bike.org.  Thank you so much and please spread the word!

Important Links

Sign up: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/162345634934070077

Map of intersections: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?authuser=0&ie=UTF8&hl=en&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=211183797589472028592.0004aa576ba3097db743b

About bike counts: http://la-bike.org/projects/bicycle-pedestrian-counts

2009 Count Report: http://lacbc.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/labikecountreport.pdf

LACBC website: http://la-bike.org/

(Martin Lopez-Iu is the outreach and volunteer coordinator with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.)

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