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NOACA Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program

Purpose of the Program

With the generous help of volunteers, NOACA conducts Volunteer taking bicycle countsannual 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.

Volunteers Needed!

NOACA is in need of volunteers to conduct bike and pedestrian counts throughout Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina Counties. To sign up as a volunteer for our upcoming September 2019 count, please read the instructions below and then sign up for an available location. Thank you for your interest and help with this effort.

Volunteers that count for one day will receive a brand new pair of custom-made NOACA socks - in a new, vibrant color! Those that count two days will receive socks plus a $20 gift card to the Northeast Ohio bicycle/athletic shop of their choice. Volunteers will be asked to count passing bicyclists and pedestrians for two hour periods, while sitting outside or in a parked car, at various road and trail intersections on:

  • Tuesday, September 10th, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 11th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 12th, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • There are also some locations available that are intended for Cleveland Metroparks volunteers on the weekend, That count day will be Saturday, September 14th, from 12 noon - 2 p.m.

All materials necessary to conduct the counts will be emailed to you. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to the count location, and should be able to arrive on time and count for the entire two hour period.

To sign up and pick a location, check out the sign-up webpage. After you have chosen a location (check out a location map here), 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.

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Thank you 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.

NOACA has updated its Bike Count Data:

Count data can be downloaded in PDF and Excel formats (updated through May 2019).  View this report from February 2015 for more info. 

NOACA participates in the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.

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