NOACA’s 2016 Spring Bicycle & Pedestrian Counts
What is NOACA?
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is a transportation and environmental planning agency serving Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties. Learn more about what they do HERE.
Why does NOACA conduct counts?
With the generous help of volunteers, NOACA conducts bicycle and pedestrian counts throughout Northeast Ohio during the months of May and September annually. These counts are conducted in order to accomplish program objectives:
- Gauge regional and local levels of bicycling and walking beyond what is already available from Census data.
- Identify trends based on count data to aid the planning and design of multimodal transportation infrastructure, as well as the implementation and execution of encouragement, educational, and enforcement programs.
- Aid in the prioritization of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and planning projects.
Sounds cool and worthwhile. How can I help?
NOACA is in need of volunteers to conduct bike counts throughout Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina Counties. Volunteers will be asked to count passing bicyclists and pedestrians for two hour periods, while sitting outside, at various road and trail intersections on:
- Tuesday, May 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
- Wednesday, May 18 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
- Thursday, May 19 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
All volunteers will also be provided a $25 gift card to the northeast Ohio bicycle/athletic shop of their choice. Volunteers that count two sessions or more will receive a $45 gift card!
All materials necessary to conduct the counts will be provided, and travel costs to and from the count location will be reimbursed. The volunteer must be responsible for their own transportation to the count location. To sign up as a volunteer, fill out the survey. Thank you for your interest and help with this effort.
For more information, visit NOACA’s website and share the flyer below with your friends!