Sign-Up to Volunteer!
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 15 from 5-7 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 16 from 5-7 p.m.
- Thursday, May 17 from 5-7 p.m.
To sign up as a volunteer for our upcoming May 2018 bike and pedestrian count, please read the instructions below and then sign up for an available location. Click HERE to go to the online sign-up form.
What's Expected of Bike/Ped Counters?
- All materials will be provided. The volunteer must be responsible for their own transportation to the count location. Volunteers that count for one day will receive a unique, brand new "NOACA Man" water bottle, 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 should be able to arrive at their location on time and count for the entire two hour period.
- Volunteers will 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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 Spring 2017). NOACA solicits volunteers twice each year to help perform counts. Check back often for information!