We need your help to get people out walking and riding recognized by local governments, law enforcement, non profits who fund work like ours, and more.
Regular bicycle and pedestrian counts are crucial transportation data. In street design considerations within our current systems, if you’re not counted, you don’t count.
While scattered bicycle and pedestrian counts currently exist in the Buffalo-Niagara region, GObike has stepped up to organize an annual volunteer bicycle and pedestrian count program. Using National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project count methodology, GObike disperses volunteers across the region to assigned locations to count people biking and walking on sidewalks, streets, and trails. After counts are collected, we issue a report of the findings. To-date, we have conducted two years of counts covering 2019-2020. We can’t wait to review this year’s tallies!
Why count bicyclists and pedestrians?
Counting bicyclists and pedestrians allows communities to understand where people are currently walking and biking, and where they are avoiding. Conducting counts allows biking and walking pattern changes to emerge and demonstrate how street design influences bicycle and pedestrian volumes. Data enables informed conversations between community members, advocates, and elected officials.
Please join us. Counts start September 10, and we have two brief training sessions before that:
You’ll see there’s also a virtual training session this Friday afternoon. (If you can’t make that we can work something out to get you ready!)