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Volunteers needed to count Allen County’s bicyclists and pedestrians

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By Activate Allen County

Starting on Tuesday, September 13, approximately 200 volunteers are needed to help count the number of people who ride bicycles or walk during a semi-annual survey throughout Allen County.

Volunteer support is vital to the success of this project. In 2016, volunteers conducted counts in May and are now ramping up for the fall count. Volunteer information and registration link is now open at signupgenius.com and many locations still have shifts that have not been filled.

For the fourth year, the Allen County Bike & Pedestrian Task Force, Allen County Public Health, Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission and Activate Allen County are enlisting volunteers and organizations like St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima Family YMCA, Johnny Appleseed Metro Parks, the Chamber of Commerce, City of Lima, OSU-Lima, and Bluffton Pathways Board to help count the number of people bicycling and walking Tuesday, September 13, through Sunday September 18.

Counts will be taken throughout the state of Ohio and across the United States. The data collected helps the LARPC improve bicycling and walking policies, projects and funding in Allen County.

Map of allen county bike paths

Map of count sites in Allen County.

Get involved! Those interested in helping can learn more online at signupgenius.com , by emailing junterbrink@activateallencounty.com or by calling 419-221-5035 & if you are a business that would like to assist, call Josh Unterbrink at 419-303-3387.