The final time is drawing near to become a bike/ped count volunteer!!
September is time for CRCOG’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Count. Similar to last year, CRCOG has organized its program to focus on areas that will benefit from major infrastructure changes and investments that have been made recently and some that are soon to come. This will help document changes in bike and pedestrian activity that are related to CTfastrak, East Coast Greenway connections, bike lanes on Burnside Avenue, New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Commuter Rail, and other upcoming projects. These statistics not only gauge general trends in activity, but also can help serve as support to fund additional projects that benefit bicyclists and pedestrians in the future.
CRCOG Call for Volunteers
CRCOG relies on volunteers to make this important program a success. Count times are generally 2 hours in length and are located in areas throughout the Capitol Region. Weekday counts will be conducted on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday (September 15, 16 or 17) from 4-6 PM unless otherwise noted and Weekend counts will be conducted on Saturday or Sunday (September 19 or 20) from 11AM-1PM unless otherwise noted.
The following link displays a map of CRCOG's count locations. Priority areas are indicated with a red star () and secondary locations are indicated with a blue circle (). Once all count times for a location have been assigned to volunteers, the marker will appear in grey ( or ).
If you are planning to volunteer to do a count, we have an OPTIONAL Active Transportation Audit – one for roadway intersections and one for trails. The audit will allow us to rank each count location numerically and to gather qualitative information about the safety, aesthetics and bikability/walkability of the area. The audit takes only 15 minutes to complete by sitting or standing in the same location from which you count and observing the intersection/trail and area immediately surrounding it. Please indicate in your response whether you would be interested in conducting this audit as a part of your count.
***Please contact Mike Cipriano firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-522-2217 x223 with your preferences for count times/locations***
Feel free to forward this call for volunteers to others you feel may be interested.
If you have any questions or are having trouble viewing the map, please contact Emily Hultquist, CRCOG Principal Planner and Policy Analyst, at email@example.com or 860-522-2217 x219.
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