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The City of Fort Collins will be conducting bicyclist and pedestrian counts at 24 strategically chosen locations during three days in September and we need your help! This effort, part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, helps collect valuable information about pedestrian and bicycle demands and activities in the city. Gathering better data is vital to understanding cycling and walking needs in Fort Collins and necessary to build long-term support or improvements for those who walk or ride bikes in the community. For more information about the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, please visit bikepeddocumentation.org.
This year, we’ve added four new locations for on-street bicyclist counts. The additional sites are located near recent projects like buffered bike lanes, helping us track the projects’ impacts on riding over the next few years.
Come join the fun! Volunteers are needed to fill 126 two-hour shifts over the course of three days: September 9, 11 and 13. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for multiple timeslots. Please see the list below for dates, times and map of locations.
We’re asking all volunteers to join us Thursday, September 4, 6-7 p.m. for a brief REQUIRED training session in the Community Room at 215 N. Mason Street, Fort Collins. Pizza and drinks will be provided in appreciation of your efforts to support the Bicyclist and Pedestrian Counts. If you are unable to attend this training session, please contact Amy Lewin at YWxld2luQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or 970-416-2040 to make other arrangements.
We greatly appreciate your help in this important event! To sign up, please visit our VolunteerSpot website: vols.pt/DrroL6
2014 Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count Locations:
Trail Count Locations:
A. Poudre Trail at Taft Hill Parking Lot
B. Poudre Trail at Lee Martinez Park
C. Poudre Trail at Timberline Road
D. Spring Creek Trail at Lilac Park
E. Spring Creek at Creekside Park
F. Spring Creek Trail at Edora Park
G. Spring Creek Trail at Drake Road and Dunbar Avenue
H. Fossil Creek Trail at Spring Canyon Community Park
I. Mason Trail at West Horsetooth Road
J. Power Trail at East Horsetooth Road
On-Street Intersection Count Locations (bicycle only):