When looking to include bike lanes in road projects, the #1 counter point I hear is: “There’s too much traffic there.” The Department of Transportation knows how much vehicular traffic is on a given road because it is counted…literally. That’s what we need to do with bicycle traffic. Here’s your chance to help!
COUNT THOSE BIKES! Do we have more people riding this year? Is Baltimore becoming more bike friendly? Putting the numbers to the general observation that, yes, more people are riding will quantify our progress.
Bicycle Traffic Verifiers are needed to help count the bikes on September 7th through 10th from 6:30 – 8:30 am and 4 – 6 pm at
- Falls Rd & Maryland Avenue
- Guilford Ave & Mt. Royal Ave
- Frederick Ave & Gwynns Falls Trail
- Aliceanna St & Boston St
Any time you can help out is greatly appreciated! Last year’s verifiers counted a daily average 250 BIKES per commute time! Let’s see if we’re doing any better this year. We’ll compare counts taken last year from this same time to determine the increase. As the bicycle network expands, so will our count locations.
Please click here to sign up. I’ll provide more information this week to volunteers.