Volunteers needed for Mpls. bicyclist and pedestrian counts

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Minneapolis Public Works is gearing up to conduct its Annual Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count. Volunteers are needed to count the number of bicyclists and pedestrians at several locations around the city. The main days for counting will be September 11-13. All count shifts are from 4-6 pm.

Bicyclist and pedestrian counts are conducted in order to understand the impact of non-motorized traffic on streets, sidewalks, and trails. Accurate counts enable the City to plan and build for bicyclists and pedestrians while tracking what’s successful and what should be done differently.

If you’re interested in volunteering for any of these counts, register online or email Chris Kartheiser at Chris.Kartheiser@minneapolismn.gov or call 612-673-2544.

Minneapolis Public Works is also teaming up with Hennepin County this year, offering new counting locations outside of Minneapolis in first-ring suburbs. If you are interested, you can register online by visiting www.menti.com and entering the code 67 00 90 or by contacting Emily Kettell at Emily.Kettell@hennepin.us or 612-543-1963.

 

—Information provided by the City of Minneapolis.