It’s time again for Asheville’s annual bicycle and pedestrian count and all are invited to participate.
One of the biggest challenges in crafting effective bicycle and pedestrian plans and weighing demand for multi-modal transportation infrastructure is the shortage of accurate data. The numbers of bicyclists and pedestrians using specific corridors and intersections is crucial to understanding and planning for people who walk and bike.
That’s where the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project comes in.
Over three days, volunteers will count pedestrians and bicyclists at designated intersections. The data is an important factor in estimating demand and activity. The more people who participate, the more locations get counted.
The count dates this year for Asheville are September 16th – 18th and Saturday, September 20th.