Time To Count! Minneapolis Seeks Volunteers

It’s that time of year again.  The City of Minneapolis is seeking volunteers to help to get the 5th annual bike count completed. This is one of the main ways in which the City is able to demonstrate how much cycling has impacted the city, and drills down to the specifics of each section of the city.  See the information from the City below if you would like to volunteer, but if you can’t do anything else make sure that you are riding your bike the week of September 12th!

Minneapolis Public Works is gearing up to conduct its 5th annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Count, and you can volunteer to help. Volunteers will be asked to count the number of bicyclists and pedestrians at several locations around the city. The main days for counting will be Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14, although other days are available. Most of our counts are conducted from 4-6pm, however there are shifts throughout the day at select locations.

Minneapolis Public Works conducts bicyclist and pedestrian counts in order to understand the impact of non-motorized travel on streets, sidewalks, and bike paths. Accurate counts enable the City to plan and build for bicyclists and pedestrians, while tracking what’s successful and what should be done differently.

If you’re interested in volunteering, register online or contact Simon Blenski at simon.blenski@minneapolismn.gov or 612-275-6754.

To learn more, visit our count home page to view traffic flow maps and the annual count report.

 

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