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    Default Trail Count Volunteers Needed!

    In September of every year Arlington County fields a team of volunteers to take a snapshot of bicycle and pedestrian transportation activity in the County. The observations we make complement data collected by a network of 24/7 automatic equipment. But volunteers in the field can see things the equipment cannot, such as the gender of trail users, and the proportion of cyclists wearing helmets. Volunteers get to observe cycling and walking as they have never seen them before!!

    We invite you to join us on Thursday, September 13th, from 7-9 am, and / or from 4-6 pm; and / or on Saturday, September 15th, from 12-2 pm. To sign up, or for more information, you can email County Planner David Patton at: dpatton@arlingtonva.us

    Here are the locations that need counting:

    Shared Use Paths:
    -W&OD trail at East Falls Church (just W of Lee Hwy and Ffx Dr)
    -Custis Trail below Patrick Henry Dr (near intersection with W&OD)
    -W&OD trail just N of Columbia Pike
    -Custis Trail split (three way intersection near I-66, George Mason, and 10th St N)
    -Custis Trail at Lee Hwy & Lynn St (approach to Mt. Vernon Trail)
    -Four Mile Run Trail at S Eads St (near water treatment plant)
    -Four Mile Run Trail at rest area near 27th Rd S
    -Custis Trail at 3.5 mile marker (near Troy and 20th Rd N)
    -Key Bridge -- West (upstream) sidewalk
    -Key Bridge -- East (Downstream) sidewalk
    -Rosslyn bike-ped bridge (Theodore Roosevelt Island parking lot)
    -Crystal City Connector (near National Airport)
    -Mount Vernon Trail (mainline trail near economy parking lot -- South airport)
    -Bluemont Trail (near George Mason Drive and Wilson Blvd., behind fire station)

    Urban sidewalks and intersections:
    -Wilson Blvd at Ft Myer Dr (N side of Wilson near Rosslyn Metro)
    -N Glebe Rd at Carlin Springs Rd (entire T intersection in Ballston)
    -Crystal Dr at 18th St S (entire intersection)

    Bike lanes:
    -Wilson / Clarendon Blvds at Veitch St N (entire intersection -- count all directions from one spot)

    For more information on the national program, follow the link on this page: http://www.bikearlington.com/pages/g...ation-project/

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    Done, sir. Email sent. Thank you.

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    Hopefully I'll get a chance to count one of you cruising through Crystal City.

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    What happens if the volunteer turnout is so high that all of the people who would normally be riding the trails are sitting trailside counting...no one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazygl00 View Post
    What happens if the volunteer turnout is so high that all of the people who would normally be riding the trails are sitting trailside counting...no one?
    If that happens there will be cupcakes.

    Did you get signed up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Kelley View Post
    If that happens there will be cupcakes.

    Did you get signed up?
    Email sent...for some reason I read the date as TOMORROW (Aug 16) and was going to suggest a whole bunch of us staff up the 4MR locations before heading over to Cap City.

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    Email sent, just waiting for confirmation of assignment. If I get my requested assignment, do I count myself since it is on my way to/from work and I would be commuting by bike anyway?

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    Email sent! Thanks for the heads-up and opportunity, Tim.

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    Email sent. Glad to be able to help out with this. I believe accuracy requires that I count myself too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Kelley View Post
    If that happens there will be cupcakes.
    It would seem there should be cupcakes regardless.

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