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09-04-2013, 07:45 PM

Arlington still needs volunteer help

Please see below. Great opportunity to help Arlington and the NPS help us!

Dear folks,

We are just a week out from the next Arlington County volunteer bicycle and pedestrian count event. We will count in three sessions on:

Thursday, September 12, from 7-9:00 am and from 4-6:00 pm, and on
Saturday, September 14, from 12-2:00 pm.

The number of confirmed volunteers this year is lower than we would like to see this close to the event. On the other hand, there are still plenty of open times for those who might choose to participate now. Please see the attached sign-up sheet for available places. For those who have already offered to help out – we’re very grateful. Please double check to see that we have recorded your preferred times and locations correctly. We may juggle assignments a bit to concentrate on places where we have automatic counting equipment. Volunteer observers in the field allow us to validate the machine counts. For those who haven’t yet offered to help in this year’s event, we welcome your participation.

Please attend the:

Training session on
Wednesday, September 11, 7-8:30 pm

at Courthouse Plaza (the main County office building), 2100 Clarendon Blvd, in the Azalea room on the lobby level. Don’t worry if you can’t come; we can send the materials via email, and prepare you over the phone. Just indicate by return email that you would like the orientation.

Feel free to distribute this request to others. We’d like to make a good showing for this once-per-year volunteer effort.

Please direct responses to: bikepedcounts@arlingtonva.us

Many thanks,

David Patton
Transportation Planner
Arlington County

Tim Kelley
09-05-2013, 03:38 PM
(Did a moderator move to highlight DBB's post)

09-06-2013, 06:40 AM
I'm in for Saturday. Tim, can you or David post an updated signup sheet so that people can see where/when help is still needed?

(A short two hour shift helps provide credibility to our requests for improvements and expansion of bike facilities.)

09-06-2013, 08:14 AM
As of yesterday evening, the Thursday morning volunteer sheet was filling up but still needed counters for several spots in the Rosslyn area, Crystal City, MVT and some bike lanes. Thursday evening and Saturday need lots more. I got a pdf with the chart, but don't know how to upload it.

09-11-2013, 06:13 AM

Giving this a bump.

BikeArlington needs more support! If you have time tomorrow (Thursday 12 Sep) or Saturday (14 Sep) please help out. This year we are doing the 14th Street Bridge, a location that will help both Arlington as well as the NPS (on both sides of the river) understand the number of cyclists using that vital route.

There is training tonight at the County or you can coordinate with David Patton at bikepedcounts@arlingtonva.us

Remember, the County uses these numbers to help make planning decisions. More cyclists means more support for cyclists. David Patton once said, "What gets counted, counts" and that really captures the issue. Governments need to show benefits to offset the costs. We do our bit to help relieve pressure on the Metro and roadway systems by cycling. This serves to quantify those efforts.

Help Arlington continue to lead the way.