Sign-Up to Volunteer! NOACA is in need of volunteers to conduct bike counts throughout Northeast Ohio. Volunteers will be asked to count passing bicyclists and pedestrians for two hour periods, while sitting outside, at various road and trail intersections on:
All materials necessary to conduct the counts will be provided digitally. The volunteer must be responsible for their own transportation to the count location.
- Tuesday, September 11 from 5-7 pm
- Wednesday, September 12 from 5-7 pm
- Thursday, September 13 from 5-7 pm
What's Expected of Volunteers?
What's In It for Me!? Volunteers that count for one day will receive a brand new "NOACA Man" water bottle (a NEW translucent smoke color!), and those that count two days will receive the water bottle plus a $20 gift card to the Northeast Ohio bicycle/athletic shop of their choice!
- Volunteers must arrive at their location on time and count for the entire two hour period.
- Volunteers will 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. **Please note: Several WEEKEND count locations are also available for Metroparks volunteers.
- Volunteers must digitally sign the liability waiver and pick a 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.
- Review the training presentation before signing up.
- Contact Andrew Stahlke with any questions at 216-241-2414 ext. 332, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You! 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!
Purpose of the Program
With 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 2018). NOACA solicits volunteers twice each year to help perform counts. Check back often for information!