City of Long Beach Call for Volunteers – Third Annual Bike Count

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Want to help make Long Beach the most bike friendly city in the nation? Here’s your chance to get involved: Count bikes to make bikes count! Volunteer for the City’s Third Annual Bicycle Count on Thursday, October 14, or Sunday, October 17.

The City of Long Beach and California State University, Long Beach are seeking 300 volunteers to help conduct bike and pedestrian counts at more than 35 locations throughout Long Beach. Multiple volunteer time slots and count locations are available. High school students (seniors only, please) are welcome to participate with parent permission.

The Third Annual Bicycle Count will help the City acquire a better understanding of locations of bike and pedestrian activity, and which areas and infrastructure are used the most. Ultimately, the Bike Count will help decide where bike and pedestrian improvements need to be made.

Volunteers will receive a $10 dollar “thank you” gift card.

Here’s what you can do:

Step 1: Select a Volunteer Training to Attend on Tues., Oct. 12, or Wed., Oct 13 (Training will last approx. 30 minutes)

When: Tuesday, October 12
Where: CSULB Pyramid Annex Building
Times: 12 pm, 2 pm, or 6 pm

OR

When: Wednesday, October 13
Where: Long Beach City Hall, 9th Floor Conference Room
333 W. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
Times: 8 am or 9 am

Step 2: Let The City of Long Beach know which Volunteer Training you will be attending by registering online click on “Bike Count” by Monday, October 11, 2010. You can also contact them with the time you plan to attend the Volunteer Training at Courtney.Aguirre@longbeach.gov or 562.570.6667. Please be sure to leave your email and cell phone number.

Step 3: Count bicyclists & pedestrians on October 14 and/or 17!

On 10/14, Thursday – 7- 9 am or 4-6 pm
On 10/17, Sunday – 12 – 2 pm

Step 4: Drop off Count/Survey Forms

Drop off your completed count forms at one of multiple locations & pick up a $10 dollar “thank you” gift card for a local bike shop!

For more information on the Third Annual Bicycle Count, please visit the Bike Long Beach website or the CSULB Rideshare @ the Beach website, or contact Courtney Aguirre at Courtney.Aguirre@longbeach.gov or at 562.570.6667.

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