Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Volunteers Needed for the Inaugural Omaha Bicycle/Pedestrian Count

The City of Omaha is conducting its first ever bicycle/ pedestrian count to gauge the level of bicycle and pedestrian traffic in the city, and we need your help. This type of information is critical in directing future investments in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. We need volunteers to stand or sit at predetermined locations for 2-hour shifts and count people on bikes and pedestrians. The study area will include a wide swath of land between 72nd Street and the Missouri River. The counts will occur at the following times:

Count Times

· Saturday, July 9th from 12 PM to 2 PM

· Tuesday, July 12th from 4 PM to 6 PM

· Thursday, July 14th from 7 AM to 9 AM

· Thursday, July 14th from 4 PM to 6 PM

Volunteers can work one, two, three, or all four shifts depending on availability and will need to attend a short training session at one of the following times:

Training Sessions (at the Omaha-Douglas Civic Center 1819 Farnam Street)

· Wednesday, July 6th from 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM

· Friday, July 8th from 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM

We will need to count at quite a few locations to get worthwhile information, so we will need a large number of volunteers. If for any reason you cannot attend one of the training sessions but would still like to help, we will gladly make special arrangements for you. To volunteer, contact David Nelson at dmnelson@rutgers.edu, or Stephen Osberg at stephenosberg@gmail.com.

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