Volunteers needed to count bicyclists, peds

How many bicyclists and pedestrians do you suppose you see each day?

The Washington State Department of Transportation and Cascade Bicycle Club are seeking volunteers to help them find out. Bremerton and Bainbridge Island are two of the 38 cities throughout the state where they could use a hand.

Nearly 60,000 were counted last year, the fifth time they did the three-day survey. It’ll be Oct. 1 through Oct. 3. State Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson says it helps the state more accurately measure demand, gauge the results of state investments and plan for future improvements.

Those interested in participating can learn more by visiting the DOT website or contacting Cascade Bicycle Club at cpa@cascadebicycleclub.org or calling (206) 861-9890.