Volunteers needed for study

Published on Wed, Jun 26, 2013
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Volunteers are needed for the second round of bicycle and pedestrian counts along Birch Bay Drive on Tuesday, July 2 from 8 to 10 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, July 6 from 8 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. 

Some of the time slots have already been filled, but additional volunteers are needed for high-traffic times.

The counts are a project of the Birch Bay Healthy Communities assessment team, part of the Birch Bay Waterfront Group, and are intended to help the team study the effect of construction on Birch Bay Drive on the public’s health and safety. 

The assessment team is using guidelines from the National Bike & Pedestrian Documentation Project, a nationwide project that aims to consistently and accurately measure the positive benefits of investments in bicycling and walking.

For more information on the National Bike & Pedestrian Documentation Project, visit bikepeddocumentation.org. 

To volunteer for the counts, email birchbaybikepedcount@gmail.com or call the health department at 360/676-6724, ext. 50873.