Culver City Bike & Ped Count Next Week! Call for Volunteers!

May 2, 2011 at 10:10 am | Posted in Bike News, Get Involved | 2 Comments

As part of the Culver City Bicycle and Pedestrian Initiative, Culver City, the Culver City Bicycle Coalition, and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition will be conducting bicycle and pedestrian counts next week.  We need your help to conduct the counts and collect data for the Initiative!

The Initiative, which is funded by a grant from the LA County Department of Public Heath’s Policies from Liveable, Active Communities and Environments (PLACE), aims to improve non-motorized transportation for Culver City residents and visitors through policy, programs and infrastructure.  The crowning achievement of the Initiative was the creation and adoption of Culver City’s first Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

The last time Culver City conducted counts was in 2009, and the results helped the city prepare its Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan.  At that time, we counted 1800 bicyclists and 4500 pedestrians at 18 intersections, and determined that male cyclists outnumbered female cyclists 4 to 1.  The counts also identified and affirmed several major bicycling throughfares, including Washington Boulevard, Venice Boulevard, the Ballona Creek Bike Path, and the Culver Boulevard Bike Path, as well as key pedestrian crossings, such as the intersection of Culver Boulevard and Cardiff Avenue.

This month’s bicycle and pedestrian counts will demonstrate how the cyclist and pedestrian populations have changed in the last two years.  In particular, they will help Culver City determine where to add new bicycle and pedestrian improvements in the future.  By participating in these counts, you can help Culver City prioritize future projects to improve our community for walking and bicycling!

Two volunteer training workshops will be conducted the Sunday afternoon and Monday evening before the counts.  Everyone who signs up to volunteer with the count must attend one of the trainings as it’s where we’ll be passing count forms, providing you with location details, and making sure we’re all on the same page about how and what to count.  Workshops will take about 1 hour to complete. If you are able to volunteer, but unable to attend either of trainings please let us know.

Volunteer Training Dates
When: Sunday, May 8th at 4:30 until 5:30pm and on Monday, May 9th from 6:30 until 7:30pm.
Where: Culver City Senior Center, 4095 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90232

Bicycle Pedestrian Count Dates
When: Wednesday, May 11th at 7 to 9am and 4 to 6pm and Saturday, May 14th from to 12 to 2pm
Where: Sign up to volunteer and find out!!

To volunteer contact: Alexis (at) la-bike (dot) org

We really appreciate your help, together we can transform Culver City into a safer and even more livable community!!

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