Your help is needed to help bicycles and pedestrians in Burien Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sustainable Burien is teaming up with the Cascade Bicycle Club and the City of Burien to count the number of people who walk or bike to their destinations.
In a partnership with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the Cascade Bicycle Club, volunteers will count people bicycling and walking on paths, bike lanes, sidewalks, and roads. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve targeted key locations around Burien.
Volunteer shifts available are:
- Tuesday, Sept. 29th
- Wednesday, Sept. 30th
- Thursday, Oct. 1st
There are two shifts available:
- 7am to 9am
- 4pm to 6pm
WSDOT will use this count information to track progress toward the stateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s goal of increasing bicycling and walking in Washington and reducing the number of vehicle miles driven.
Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond puts it simply:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“When people have safe and convenient places to walk and bicycle, they are more likely to leave their car at home. This count helps us to measure the demand for and benefits of existing paths and trails, and to identify new needs.Ã¢â‚¬Â
To volunteer, contact the Cascade Bicycle Club at [email protected] or call 206-957-0689.
To contact or learn more about Sustainable Burien, visit http://sustainableburien.org.