pedestrian count

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This September, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (or MPO) of Lawrence and Douglas County will conduct the 3rd annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation project. The past two years the project has documented bicycle and pedestrian usage in the city limits of Lawrence. Starting this year, the project will include bicycle and pedestrian counts in Eudora, as well.

Data collected on bicycling and walking will assist City and Regional Leaders with estimating usage and demand for bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The counts will also be used to track the region’s progress on increasing the use of non-motorized transportation, strengthen grant applications to leverage additional federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects, evaluate existing projects, and help determine the location of future investments.

As with previous years, the MPO needs volunteers to help conduct these counts. Counts will be held in Eudora on Saturday, September 10th from 11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. and twice on Wednesday, September 14th from 9:45 a.m. – noon and 4:45 – 7 p.m. New volunteers also need to attend a 1-hour training session.

If you are interested in signing up to volunteer, you can sign up online: http://www.lawrenceks.org/pds/mpo/volunteer-eudora

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