We Need Your Help to Make Accurate Area Bicycle & Pedestrian Count

Posted on: August 15, 2014 in Safety

MetroPlan Orlando needs volunteers to help count pedestrians and bicyclists at key locations around the metro area. These counts will measure effects of infrastructure improvements (such as SunRail, crosswalks and bikeways) and land use changes on pedestrians and cyclists.

We will be counting in 2-hour blocks on two days in September at several locations, including SunRail stations. We’re looking for at least 30 volunteer counters. Volunteers will receive T-shirts, water bottles and other goodies for their efforts.

Attendance at one of our live training session is mandatory for first-time counters. There will be three opportunities to do training — on Sept. 8, 9 and 10. While attendance is optional for returning counters, we do suggest you refresh yourself with the pointers in our training video.

Check out our Bike & Pedestrian Count Training Update video here. [link to training video on Bike/ped count page]

Please consider joining us and/or helping us get the word out. We plan to continue these counting events during the next few years to document how our bike and pedestrian facilities are being used.

Dates for the September counts and training:

  • Training session — Monday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m., MetroPlan Orlando office, 315 E. Robinson St., Suite 355, Orlando, 32801
  • Training session — Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m. at the UCF Student Union, 12715 Pegasus Dr., Orlando, 32816
  • Training session — Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. Osceola County Administration Building, 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 1100, Kissimmee, 34741
  • Weekday Count — Thursday, September 11, from 5-7 p.m.
  • Saturday Count — Saturday, September 13, from noon-2 p.m.

See the document below for a list of locations. For more information, contact Gabriella Arismendi: 407-481-5672, ext. 312 or garismendi@metroplanorlando.com


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