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Friday, September 16, 2011

Call for Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help count bicyclists and pedestrians on 15th Street in Coeur d'Alene. We will be perfroming counts on Wednesday the 21st and Saturday the 24th. Please contact Chris Bosley (cbosley@jub.com) if you would like to help.

Why are bike and pedestrian counts important?  One of the greatest challenges facing the bicycle and pedestrian field is the lack of documentation on usage and demand. Without accurate and consistent demand and usage figures, it is difficult to measure the positive benefits of investments in these modes, especially when compared to other transportation modes such as the private automobile.  

Accurate counts will provide a better understanding of non-motorized usage of roads and pathways, improve the discourse of policy makers, and successfully attract more funding and support for these beneficial programs.

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