We are looking for volunteers to help us count bicyclists.
Can you sign up for a specific count sites around Grand Rapids between Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 15?
To make it more convenient for volunteers and to reduce the chance that data is skewed by poor weather, community events or other uncommon factors, you may choose to count for a two-hour block on one or more of three weekdays and/or two of the four weekend days. Follow the web links below to register for one or more time slot(s) to volunteer, and download the map, count sheets, and instructions. Thanks in advance for your help!
How does it work?
Pick a Location: Click a link below for instructions.
Volunteer Slots Full
Pick a time and day to volunteer: You will select your day and time after you choose a location through the links above.
12 noon to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 7 OR September 14
12 noon and 2:00 pm Sunday, September 8 OR September 15
7:00 am – 9:00 am Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday (September 10, 11 or 12)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday (September 10, 11 or 12)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday (September 10, 11 or 12)
The City of Grand Rapids and the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition are working together to collect information on how many and what types of users are using bicycle lanes, bikeways and trails here. Data like these are important as they help us understand how many people are using these facilities as well as when and how they are using them. This information can help us make the case for needed resources for maintenance, improvements to existing bikeways and trails, and even for new facilities.
This project extends the momentum generated by Active Commute Week. It also contributes to a national count by the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.
Kristin Bennett, AICP
City of Grand Rapids Traffic Safety Division
509 Wealthy St. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 456‐3665 (fax) • (616) 456‐3753 (phone)