Seeking Volunteer Bicycle Counters for Important Project

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Seeking Volunteer Bicycle Counters for Important Project

Our home organzation, the Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission, is seeking volunteers to help with the annual National Bicycle and Pedestrian Database project.  This effort helps quantify how many bicycles are on the road in the Roanoke Valley, which in turn helps justify improvements in infrastructure such as bike lanes and enforcement efforts.

Sign up as a volunteer here.

Official 2015 NBPD counts will be conducted at each location on one (1) weekday and one (1) weekend day as follows:
·        Thursday, September 17, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (rain date if needed: Thursday, September 24, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
·         Saturday, September 19, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (rain date if needed: Sunday, September 20, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm )

Each count period is 2 hours in duration, plus additional time to set up prior to conducting count (5 minutes or so). Volunteers will receive NBPD Project training and all requisite data collection materials (instructions, data collection sheets, pens, safety vest, etc.) prior to count date(s). Upon completion of the Volunteer Counter Sign Up Form, the count manager will contact you, via email, to confirm your participation and provide training and related information. Volunteer Counters will be assigned a count location once confirmed.

The NBPD Project, co-sponsored by Alta Planning and Design and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Pedestrian and Bicycle Council, is a nationwide effort to provide a consistent model of bicycle and pedestrian data collection for use by planners, governments, and bicycle and pedestrian professionals. 2012 was the initial year of RVTPO participation in the annual NBPD and will serve as the baseline data year for future NBPD comparisons.

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