Purpose of the Program

Bike Map UserWith the generous help of volunteers, NOACA conducts annual bicycle and pedestrian counts throughout Northeast Ohio in May and September. These counts are conducted in order to:

  • 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.

NOACA participates in the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.

Bike Count Data: Count data can be downloaded in PDF and Excel formats (updated through May 2017).


Please read the instructions below and then sign up for an available location.

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 16th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday May 17th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday May 18th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm

All materials necessary to conduct the counts will be provided. All volunteers will also be provided a $20 gift card to the northeast Ohio bicycle/athletic shop of their choice. Volunteers that count two sessions will receive a $35 gift card!

Volunteers will also:

  • Be responsible for their own transportation to the count location.
  • Arrive at their location on time and count for the entire two hour period.
  • Be asked to choose a location from those available when signing up. In addition, volunteers will be asked to note which day or days they plan to do their counts (May 16th, May 17th, and/or May 18th, 2017).

After you have chosen a location, you will be asked to digitally sign the liability waiver and pick your preferred gift card retailer.

Prior to the count days, you will receive additional information including a location map, tally form, and additional instructions by email.

If you want to know more about the counting process, check out the training presentation, and contact Andrew Stahlke with any questions (216-241-2414 ext. 332, or bikeped@mpo.noaca.org)

We'd like to thank all our bike count volunteers for helping us gather important data about bike ridership in northeast Ohio. They do a great job and provide a real service to the region!

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Last updated: 7/28/2017 4:50:23 PM