Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bike/Ped Count - Volunteers Needed

The Nashville Area MPO will be conducting regional bicycle and pedestrian counts as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project on Tuesday, September 13th. The counts were first conducted in the MPO region (Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson and Williamson Counties) in 2009. There were 23 count locations in all - 11 in Davidson County and 3 each in the other counties. The counts are totally dependent on volunteers who agree to participate in a brief web-based training and count for one or both two-hours periods on the 13th from 7-9am and 4-6pm.
We are asking for volunteers who may be able to help. Depending on how many locations we select and the availability of volunteers, we will need a large pool of names from which to draw. Please volunteer by emailing to by Friday, August 12th.

Also, please take a look at the existing count locations (page 2 of the attachment) and let me know if you have suggestions for additional locations. The 2009 count locations were selected based on: 1) Areas expected to have high rates of bicyclists and/or pedestrians, 2) Areas with land use plans that when developed, would be more conducive to bicycle and pedestrian travel, or 3) Underserved areas with little or no bicycle or pedestrian facilities but high rates of bicyclists and pedestrians. Depending on the number of suggested additions and the number of volunteers, MPO staff will determine how many additional locations can be included. We would like to conduct counts at the original 23 locations so that we can get baseline data.

Thank you,
Leslie Meehan, Nashville MPO

1 comment:

coastdownhills said...

Ordinarily I would volunteer but that is the same time as the BRAT.