August 21, 2019
Working with the Niagara River Greenway Commission and transportation partners, GObike is conducting bike counts. We need your help!
Bicycle and pedestrian counts are used to inform transportation planning. Though cars are counted ad nauseam, consistent annual bicycle counts are not conducted in the Western New York region. If they don't count you, you don't count!
A few more reasons why bicycle and pedestrian counts matter:
Here's what to expect as a count volunteer:
Sign up for a two-hour counting time slot using our form, either during a weekday, a weekend, or both. Counts will be conducted on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (September 10 to 12) from 4 to 6 pm and Saturday, September 14, from 12 to 2 pm.
Rain dates for the counts will be conducted the following week:
Tuesday to Thursday, Sept 17 to 19, 4 to 6 pm and Saturday, September 21, 12 to 2 pm
During the time slot you select, you will stand or sit at your assigned location for two hours, counting bicycles and pedestrians (we'll teach you how).
We'll provide orange safety vests, all necessary forms, clipboards, and pens. You'll just need to provide whatever will make you most comfortable—water or beverage, chair, appropriate dress, headphones and/or anything else you might like.
After the counts, you'll mail or email the completed counts to us back to Thea Hassan at email@example.com.
We'll have a 15-minute mandatory orientations at the following times. The orientations will be on a rolling basis, so you can stop in any time during the below hours:
—Wednesday, September 4, 5 to 7 pm, at the Community Workshop, 98 Colvin Avenue
—Thursday, September 5, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, at 640 Ellicott Street
If you are unable at attend any of the above orientation times, we can provide alternative arrangements.
Thank you so much for your consideration!
Please sign up here.