Monday, June 21, 2010

Call for Volunteers: 2010 Summer Bike Count!

The Salem-Keizer summer bike count enters its third year! The data it generates helps inform decisions about bicycle infrastructure, funding, and future demand.

And it's time to do it again! Help document the way biking is growing in the Salem area. We need volunteers to count bicycles at key intersections. Counts are performed on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, and occur during rush hour - either between 7am and 9am, or between 4pm and 6pm.

If you'd like to participate, we have free pizza and soda for you! On Thursday, July 1st at 5pm, the City of Salem, Salem-Keizer Area Transportation Study, and Mid-Willamette Valley Bicycle Transportation Alliance will hold a training and orientation. It will last about an hour. Please RSVP to salembikes [at] gmail [dot] com.

If you can't attend, not to worry! The counts aren't rocket science and the count sheets have instructions. If you've done it before, and have a favorite place, you could probably even get started this week! Email salembikes [at] gmail [dot] com and we'll get you going!

Happy Biking!

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