by Pam Zubeck
Counting how many cars travel certain roads is pretty easy. Just lay down a rubber hose that's connected to a counter do-hickey and let the machine do the work.
But when it comes to counting trail traffic, it's a different story. The city wants to know how many bikes and pedestrians use the trails and needs help finding out. So if you're not doing anything this Saturday or next Wednesday, consider volunteering a few hours on this project.
Here's the city's press release:
The City of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to help collect traffic counts on area trails and bicycle lanes on Saturday, June 16, and Wednesday, June 20. For more information and to sign up online to volunteer, please visit www.springsgov.com/bikecounts.
The City of Colorado Springs is conducting bicycle and pedestrian trail counts in order to get more information about the current usage of the trails and bicycle lanes in the city. The City’s count program collects valuable data to measure the use of our bicycle transportation system by bicyclists, pedestrians and other users. This data is used by City staff for planning, design and funding requests to maintain and improve the City’s bicycle transportation system.
The City of Colorado Springs is a Silver-level designated Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The City’s bicycle transportation network includes more than 90 miles of designated bicycle lanes, numerous signed bicycle routes, and over 115 miles of multi-use trails.