Trails News Story

Trails News Story

Sep 03, 2019

National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project

Why count cyclists and pedestrians? Because better data equates to better decisions.



As our cities work to wisely spend public funding on infrastructure that will make walking and bicycling even safer and more pleasant forms of transportation, it is important to develop an accurate understanding of how many people are walking and bicycling, and where we’re going.

September 9th through 13th, 2019 The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Cache County, Aggie Blue Bikes, and Utah State University will be participating in the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.  Similar to the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, the concept is to deploy volunteers to record exactly how many people are walking and bicycling in our various neighborhoods.  As we continue this project on an annual basis, the data will help support the case for better investments in active transportation.  The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee’s goal is to deploy 20 volunteer counters this sprin. 

Would you consider taking a couple hours anytime during the week to hang out on a beautiful autumn day and tell us how many people are walking and bicycling in Cache County?

If so, please click on the link below and sign up for preferred locations and times - we'll be in touch to provide forms, instructions, and coordinate any last details.

If you’re interested in taking part, you can read more about the national project at , or coordinate directly with our count coordinator, Aggie Blue Bikes Director, Margaret McCarthy @

If you'd like to read more about the process, or have already volunteered,check out the instructions and count forms available here. 

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