Pima Association of Governments (PAG) will conduct its fifth annual Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Count in October in conjunction with its member jurisdictions, the University of Arizona, and the Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee (TPCBAC)
As with other metropolitan areas in the country, it is important that our community annually tracks the number of bicyclists and pedestrians on our roads and pathways. Two key reasons for the count include the ability to:
- Document the number of people currently bicycling and walking, and monitor how those numbers are changing over time
- Determine and prioritize appropriate locations for future bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements
To do this, we need your help counting bicycles and pedestrians at various locations in the region. To lend a hand, just follow these easy steps:
Step 1: If this is your first time participating, you MUST attend ONE of our short training sessions, which last about 45 minutes. You do not have to attend both training sessions. Training sessions are scheduled for:
Thursday, October 11, 6 p.m., Himmel Park Library
(1035 N. Treat Ave., Tucson, AZ 85716)
Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m., City of Tucson Ward 6 Council Office
(3202 E. 1st St., Tucson, AZ 85716)
Step 2: Sign up for volunteer times and locations using PAG’s interactive web map, which can be accessed from the 2012 count web page at: http://gismaps.pagnet.org/BikeCountSignUp2012/
Step 3: Perform a bicycle and pedestrian count at a particular location (you select an available location and sign up online after the training) between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The count can be done on any of the six days noted below. Morning and afternoon counts do NOT have to be on the same day, so you can do your morning count on one day and your afternoon count on another. However, we do encourage you to do both your a.m. and p.m. counts during the same week. Remember, we only need ONE a.m. count and ONE p.m. count for each location.
Step 4: Mail us your count. We’ll provide you with a pre-addressed, pre-stamped envelope at the training.
The count will take place on the following dates:
- Tuesday--Thursday, Oct. 16-18, 2012
- Tuesday--Thursday, Oct. 23-25, 2012
- Weekend Counts: Oct. 13-Oct. 29, 2012
Please direct questions to Gabe Thum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 792-1093.