Data drives a lot of decisions make here in Tucson, which is why not having enough biking/walking data is a problem. Thankfully, you can help! The regional bicycle and pedestrian count is an opportunity for Tucson and neighboring towns/cities to better understand how many people bike or walk in various parts of the region and how those numbers change over time. These numbers help inform how the region prioritizes future bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements.
Each year, Pima Association of Governments coordinates a standardized count of bicyclists and pedestrians at over 80 locations throughout the region, and volunteers are critical to making it happen, so get involved!
STEPS TO VOLUNTEERING:
1. Attend Training – New counters MUST attend a training sessions, which last about 45 minutes.
Thursday, October 5th from 6 – 7 p.m.
Himmel Park Library
1035 N. Treat Ave.
2. Sign up and pick your location: http://gismaps.pagnet.org/BikeCountSignUp/Map.aspx
Sign up for volunteer shifts and locations using Pima Association of Governments’ interactive web map.
Perform a count at the particular location and shift(s) you selected in step 2.
WEEKDAY COUNTS – Peak activity periods are counted 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
WEEKEND COUNTS – Three-hour volunteer shifts are conducted on Saturday or Sunday morning from 7 to 10 a.m. No counts occur on weekend afternoons.
4. Send in your count sheets
Mail your completed count sheets using the pre-stamped envelope provided at the training, or scan and email to SSanford@PAGregion.com