Blacksburg Bike Counts: Volunteer Call

The Town of Blacksburg’s Corridor Committee is conducting another Bike Count, which is designed to generate usage figures to help Blacksburg plan and design appropriate bicycle facilities and to measure the positive benefits of those new facilities.  The Town of Blacksburg is currently developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, and the bike count information will be used along with other data previously collected to help route planning throughout the Town. The proposed counts will take place on Wednesday, September 28th (7 am- 7 pm) and Saturday, October 1st (10 am – 2 pm) at key points along corridors routinely used by bicyclists.   Additional basic information, such as frequency of wrong-way riding and riding on the sidewalk, will be collected.

The Corridor Committee needs over 50 volunteers to help conduct the counts.  Volunteers will be asked to fill a two-hour shift at one of the count locations.  Each volunteer will be required to attend a 45-minute training class - the date and time of which are to be determined, to receive an assignment, to learn how to complete the count forms, and what to do with the information when the shift is completed.

Please volunteer two hours of your time to assist with this project.  To participate, please contact:

Beth Lohman

A summary report of the 2009 count data can be viewed on the advocacy page.