Photo by Brian Addison. Copy via City of Long Beach.
The 9th Annual Long Beach Bike Count will be taking place on October 20th and 23rd. Volunteers are needed to participate and count cyclists and pedestrians across the city. This program is one of the longest-running bike counts in the country and has relied on volunteers for its success.
Why is the Bike Count important?
City planners and engineers rely on data collected in the bike count to make informed decisions about the city’s transportation network. Counts are conducted before and after new infrastructure projects are constructed to determine the effectiveness and popularity of specific types of bikeways. Bike count data are also used to supplement safety statistics and have enabled the city to engaged in targeted public safety campaigns. For example, collision analyses showed a correlation between wrong-way riding and injury collisions. In areas where the Bike Count showed frequent instances of wrong-way riding, the City deployed banners and signs to encourage cyclists to ride in the same direction as traffic.
How do I sign up?
To view a map of this year’s count locations, and to sign up, simply visit this page.