Bellingham wants volunteers to count bicyclists, pedestrians Sept. 30 to Oct. 2

The city is looking for volunteers to help count how many people walk or ride their bikes in Bellingham Sept. 30–Oct 2.

Volunteers are needed from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. each of those days.

The count is part of a state Department of Transportation study to figure out how many pedestrians and bicyclists use public trails, bike lanes, sidewalks and other spaces around the state. The DOT uses counts from a few dozen cities to evaluate how well current projects have worked and what the demand might be for planning.

This will be Bellingham’s seventh year participating in the count.

To volunteer, contact Kim Brown, transportation options coordinator for the city, at 360-778-7950 or kimbrown@cob.org.