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Volunteers needed to count Allen County’s bicyclists and pedestrians

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Activate Allen County in Lima Ohio

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Starting on Tuesday, May 16, 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. The purpose of this project is to estimate existing and future bicycle and pedestrian demand and activity. Volunteer support is vital to the success of this project.

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, The Lima Family YMCA, the City of Lima, Johnny Appleseed Metro Parks, The Chamber of Commerce, City of Lima, OSU-Lima, Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission (LACRPC) and Bluffton Pathways Board to help count the number of people bicycling and walking Tuesday, May 16, through Saturday May 22. Counts will be taken throughout the state of Ohio and across the United States in a nationwide effort to provide a consistent model of data collection and ongoing data for use by planners, governments, and bicycle and pedestrian professionals.The data collected helps the LACRPC improve bicycling and walking policies, projects and funding in Allen County.

Get involved! Registration information can be found at http://activateallencounty.com/allen-county-bike-and-pedestian-task-force/, by emailing junterbrink@activateallencounty.com or by calling 419-221-5035.