Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Time to make cyclists and pedestrians count in Burien

I heard it said recently, "What gets counted, counts."

Each September we have an opportunity to collect data on bicycle and pedestrian use of our roads here in Burien.  Our data is compiled by the state DOT and included in an annual report covering the whole state.  This data is really important in making a case for more state investment in safe streets.

Burien has had great participation over the last two years, and now it's time to get organized for 2011.

What I'm looking for.... folks interested in counting bike and pedestrian users during one 2-hour shift.  Shifts are done between Tuesday Sept 27th and Thursday Sept 29th. 

  • You can volunteer to complete shifts during either of two times: 7-9am and 4-6pm.
  • You can pick from one of 10 established stations around Burien (list here more will be added if we have enough volunteers)
  • Once you have your shift assigned you can complete your shift on any of three days between 9/27 and  9/29.
It's easy, it's helpful, it's interesting, and spending 2 hours quietly enjoying the scenes of your neighborhood during fall might be the most relaxing thing you do all month!

If you think you might be interested, please let me know (  The sooner the better.


More info-
Map of Burien stations
Background on the WSDOT Bike/Ped Documentation Project

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