Birch Bay to Participate in National Bike and Pedestrian Documentation Project

HMB-Coastal-Trail-2The Birch Bay Healthy Communities assessment team, a part of the Birch Bay Waterfront Group, is looking for volunteers to help count pedestrians and bicyclists along Birch Bay Drive on May 9 & 11.  The counts will help the team study the effect of construction on Birch Bay Drive on the public’s health and safety.

 

The team will be following the guidelines from the National Bike and Pedestrian Documentation Project, a nation-wide project that aims to consistently and accurately measure the positive benefits of investments in bicycling and walking.  National counts are done four times per year, and the Birch Bay team hopes to participate for the remainder of 2013 through at least January 2014.

 

Volunteers are needed on Thursday, May 9 from 8:00-10:00am and 5:00-7:00pm and on Saturday, May 11 from 8:00-10:00am and 1:00-3:00pm.  No experience is necessary, and you can sit and take in the view while serving your community!  Bring a friend along, and spend a couple of hours relaxing by the bay. 

 

A brief training will be provided for volunteers on Tuesday, May 7 from 5:00-6:00pm at the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce.  Volunteers can come any time between 5:00 and 6:00 to hear instructions and pick up their count materials.

 

To sign up for a two-hour volunteer spot, send an email Joyce with the time you prefer to birchbaybikepedcount@gmail.com

 

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