National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project

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As part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, volunteers are needed to conduct manual counts of bicyclists and pedestrians at locations throughout the City of Roanoke during specified time(s). Counts will be conducted at assigned locations on Thursday September 13, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Saturday September 15, 12:00 – 2:00 pm. If you are able to assist please complete the form available at the link below. Additional information is available at www.rvarc.org/bike.

Volunteer sign up form – http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/roanoke-nbpd

One of the greatest challenges facing the bicycle and pedestrian field is the lack of documentation on usage and demand. Without accurate and consistent demand and usage figures, it is difficult to measure the positive benefits of investments in these modes, especially when compared to the other transportation modes such as the private automobile. An answer to this need for data is the National Bicycle & Pedestrian Documentation Project, co-sponsored by and Alta Planning and Design and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Pedestrian and Bicycle Council. This nationwide effort provides consistent model of data collection and ongoing data for use by planners, governments, and bicycle and pedestrian professionals.

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