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We need help on counting bicycle and walkers!

Larry P Wasser | Published on 3/31/2022
Harrisburg Area Count Program May 15 to 21, 2022

 

The latest round of the HATS Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program is here. We appreciate the help we’ve gotten for this effort over the years. Recent round of counts were some of our best yet! If you plan on helping out again this spring, please be sure to adhere to PA Dept of Health guidelines when doing so.

 

The data collected has been used in studies and analyses throughout the region, such as the Camp Hill to Capital Corridor study and the Route 39 Corridor study. This effort depends on the help of people like you, and be assured it is greatly appreciated.

 

As always, please feel free to post the following information (and links) to any social media or website of a group you think would be interested in participating. You can also get it touch with me, and I can reach out directly.

 

All the information and links necessary to help can be found at TCRPC’s Bike/Ped Planning Page.

 

Thanks again!

 

The SPRING 2022 HATS Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts will take place during the following dates and times:

  • Sunday, May 15, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 17, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 18, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 19, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 21, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

The counts are being done as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation project. For more information on NBPD in general, click here.

 

To perform the counts:

  1. Print out the counting form (click here to download form) and bring other necessary items (pen/pencil, timer, etc).
  2. Arrive at your designated location approximately 15 minutes before you are to begin counting.
  3. Find a spot from which you can best view the entire intersection.
  4. Count and record cyclists, pedestrians, and “others” (skateboarders, rollerbladers) as they enter the intersection on the form in 15 minute increments.
  5. When finished, simply scan or photograph the completed count form and email it to HATSBikePedCounts@gmail.com.

 

To view the count program locations, click here.

 

To view training slides on how to conduct bicycle and pedestrian counts, click here.

 

Anyone interested in signing up should visit our SignUpGenius page by clicking here.

 

All the information and links necessary to help can be found at TCRPC’s Bike/Ped Planning Page.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

Thanks!

 

Andrew Bomberger, AICP

Transportation Planning Coordinator

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

112 Market Street, 2nd Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17101

P: 717-234-2639 | M: 717-968-1276