Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Opportunity to Participate in the Annual Bike Coalition Bicycle Count

It's time for the Annual Fall BCGP Bicycle Count!
We need volunteers to count bicyclists at several key intersections and bridges over the next two weeks. These counts are very important benchmarks for determining the level of bicycling and bicycle behavior in Philadelphia. The Bicycle Coalition has conducted counts since 1990 and data from these counts were used to prepare the report we released last year called Double Dutch, which found that bicycling had doubled between 2005 and 2008.

The counts are 1.5 hours from 7:30-9:00 am or 4:30-6pm. We have a table of available locations and hours here .

If you are willing to sign up for an available slot, take a look at the table and send an email to with your choices of location(s) and time slot(s).

Things to know
We ask that you select a site and tell Max approximately which day you will do the count.
Max sends you directions and a form for you to fill out for counting bicyclists.
DO NOT count if it is raining. Go another day when it is not raining.
Fax or email the form back to Max.

If you have any questions, contact Max at or 215-242-9253 x8