Volunteer counters needed to help St. Louis become an even better place to walk and ride Sept 20 & 21! - Great Rivers Greenway & Trailnet

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For the fifth year in a row, Great Rivers Greenway and Trailnet are participating in the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project. This count is very important for our region because it measures the results of biking and walking investments and helps better plan future projects. We need YOU to help us count people walking and biking at locations throughout St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County. Volunteers commit to using a pen and paper (we’ll email you a standard counting form) to count at one street location from 5-7pm on Tuesday, September 13, Wednesday, September 14, or both days. Only one person is needed per count location, but feel free to bring a friend, family member, neighbor or pet for counting company and safety in numbers. In case of rain, counts will be done the following week on September 20 and 21.

As we continue to collect bicycle and pedestrian data each year, we are able to show changes in how people walk and bike around the St. Louis region. Last year, volunteers counted more than 9,000 people walking and biking at 60 locations!

Volunteers are especially needed to count in St. Charles County, North St. Louis County, Mid St. Louis County, South St. Louis County and North St. Louis City. Counts in all areas of the St. Louis region help to paint a more complete picture of where people are using walking and biking routes and where better planning for new routes and encouragement and education programs are needed. Click here to see a map of all count locations.

MoBikeFed comment: Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield, and other Missouri communities have participated in the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation project. Find out more about the Documentation Project, and how to get started with bike/ped counts in your community, here:

http://bikepeddocumentation.org/

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