Hennepin County Recruiting Volunteers to Count Bikes, Pedestrians
Hennepin County is preparing for its fifth annual county bike and pedestrian count next month.
More than 30 volunteers will count the people they see walking, biking or rollerblading from 4 to 6 p.m. on any of these dates:
- Tuesday, September 8
- Wednesday, September 9
- Thursday, September 10
The county has a new goal of covering 36 sites in 19 suburban locations.
Emily Kettell from Hennepin County says they use the data from the count to learn about larger trends in walking and biking across the county.
Volunteers will be assigned to a site and have two tally forms.
“You’ll be counting across the intersection noting when a person bikes or crosses,” explained Kettell. “We have them look at specific things, like if a person is on the street, on a sidewalk or a path.”
This year, Hennepin County has seen an overwhelming number of volunteers. They have nearly 100 volunteers signed up so far.
To see results from past years you can visit the Multi Modal Counts Map on the Hennepin County site.