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September 23, 2013
Fall Bike Count Volunteers Needed
           
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Bike/Ped counts again!

As Indianapolis continues to add more bike lanes and trails, it is important to tell the story of how the addition of these facilities has resulted in an increase in usage. The Office of Sustainability, in partnership with Health by Design will be coordinating to collect these valuable counts on our bikeways. This will help us continue to quantify what most of have been seeing on our streets - more people riding bikes.
There has been quite a bit of work done to develop a data collection process that can be used as a standard across the country, which allows cities to better understand how they compare. The National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project has put together a very helpful toolkit to help with this collection process.
We will be conducting counts in different locations around Indianapolis on Tuesday, October 8th (rain day on the 9th) from 5:00pm-7:00pm and on Saturday, October 12th from 12:00pm-2pm to better understand weekend usage.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with the count, please contact Joan Cook or Jamison Hutchins (jcook@hhcorp.org; 317-250-3475 or Jamison.Hutchins@indy.gov; 317-327-5230) and they will sign you up and pass along more details.

p.s. BGI has come on board and offering coupons to anyone who volunteers. Not sure of the discount amount at this time but when we know, you'll know.

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