Bike Counts


The fall 2019 count is completed. Stay tuned for the spring count in May 2020.

We are looking for volunteers to help us count bicyclists.

Can you sign up for a specific count sites around Grand Rapids??

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.

Burton St and Plymouth Ave

Grandville Ave and Williams St

Knapp St and Plainfield Ave

Lake Dr, Cherry and Diamond Ave

Lake Michigan Dr and Seward Ave

Leonard St, Walker Ave, and Bristol Ave

N Division Ave and Newberry St

N Monroe Ave and White Pine Trail

N Monroe Ave, 6th St, and Grand River Trail

Wealthy St, Straight Ave, and Oxford Trail

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)

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Volunteer for our count team!

You’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card and one of 10 tool kits in a swag bag courtesy of West Michigan Rideshare.

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. By offering volunteers flexible choices about where and when to count we reduce the chance that data is skewed by poor weather, community events or other uncommon factors.

This project continues the momentum of 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)