Volunteers sought to count Fort Collins bicycles, pedestrians

The City of Fort Collins will be conducting bicyclist and pedestrian counts at 20 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.

Volunteers are needed to fill 110 two-hour shifts over the course of three days: September 14, 17 and 19. 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, Sept. 12, 6-7 p.m. for a brief required training session. Pizza and drinks will be provided in appreciation of your efforts to support the Bicyclist and Pedestrian Counts. The training will be held in the first floor conference rooms at 281 N. College Ave in Fort Collins. If you are unable to attend this training session, please contact Amy Lewin at alewin@fcgov.com or 970-416-2040 to make other arrangements.

To sign up, visit the Volunteer Spot website: vols.pt/DrroL6

2013 Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count Locations

Trail Count Locations:

A. Poudre Trail at Taft Hill Parking Lot
B. Poudre Trail at Martinez Park
C. Poudre Trail at Timberline Road
D. Spring Creek Trail at Lilac Park
E. Spring Creek at Creekside Park (Pending Underpass Construction Completion)
F. Spring Creek Trail at Edora Park
G. Spring Creek Trail at Drake Road and Dunbar Avenue
H. Fossil Creek Trail at Spring Creek Trail
I. Mason Trail at West Horsetooth Road
J. Power Trail at East Horsetooth Road

On-Street Intersection Count Locations (bicycle only):
1. Laporte Avenue and North Taft Hill Road
2. West Mountain Avenue and Mason Street
3. Walnut Street and Linden Street
4. East Lincoln Avenue and First Street
5. East Olive Street and Remington Street
6. East Elizabeth Street and South Lemay Avenue
7. East Prospect Road and Remington Street
8. Columbia Road and Stover Street
9. West Horsetooth Road and South Shields Street
X. Kechter Road and Ziegler Road

For more information about bicycling in Fort Collins, visit www.fcgov.com/bicycling/.

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