State transportation dept. needs volunteers for pedestrian and cyclist count

August 27, 2013 

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Traffic stops to let a pedestrian and a cyclist cross Capitol Boulevard in Tumwater on Thursday, July 11, 2013. The section of roadway will undergo major improvements that include new medians, bike lanes and roundabouts.

TONY OVERMAN — Staff photographer Buy Photo

State Department of Transportation needs about 400 volunteers to help count bicyclists and pedestrians from  from Oct. 1-3, according to a press release from the Washington State Dept. of Transportation.

According to Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson, counting bicyclists and pedestrians helps more accurately measure demand, guage the results of the department's investments, and plan for future improvement projects. 

This is the sixth annual survey, and the department enlists volunteers and organizations such as FeetFirst, and the Bicycle Alliance of Washington. Counts are taken in at least 38 cities in throughout the state, the release said.

If you're interested in volunteering, you can learn more at www.wsdot.wa.gov/bike/count or www.cascade.org/home. You can also call 206-861-9890.

 

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