Volunteer Bike Counts

Thank you for your interest in helping with collecting bicycle data!
The Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance (TVCA) is recruiting volunteers to collect data as part of a semi-annual effort to assess the number of riders in the county. The more data we gather on how cyclists actually use roads and pathways, the more we can improve the safety and enjoyment of the cycling experience in the Treasure Valley. This effort has already begun to help more than half a dozen other agencies and non-profit organizations guide their decisions around cycling. The data is provided to local planning organizations that then combine it with permanent count locations and other data sources to get a better idea of how bikes get around, and how many people ride.

The dates of the 2019 Spring bike count are May 7th-9th, and volunteers can choose to count bikes during two-hour shifts in the mornings or afternoons. It is very important that the data collection be consistent in order to be usable. Volunteers can choose Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday of that week to count but it is important to note when you sign up if an 7AM-9AM or 4PM-6PM count. 

As a volunteer for this project, we ask that you:

- Attend a brief volunteer training on May 1st in person or online

- Show up at your assigned location, within one of the optional time windows, prepared to count bicycles. You must stay for the whole time in order for the data to be usable.  

- Submit your results back to us by the end of the month, you will be given instruction on how to return the forms during training. 

If you have any additional questions or feedback please contact bikecounts@biketreasurevalley.org

Volunteer Signup:

You may be new, or may have volunteered for this project many years. We have updated the way that volunteer signup works this year.

You can now select the intersection you want to count at. Follow this link and click on the globe icon to view in map form:

https://www.givepulse.com/group/events/238806