Vancouver Parks and Recreation and the city of Vancouver are seeking volunteers to help count trail users in September as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project. Data will track trends in trail usage, determine the need for infrastructure improvements and gauge the effectiveness of outreach and education.
This year's trail counts are from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 9-11 and from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 13 and 14 at the following locations.
Trails and Pathways
• Frenchman's Bar and Vancouver Lake Trail at the Blue Rock trailhead.
• Salmon Creek Greenway Trail at the trailhead next to softball fields.
• Columbia River Renaissance Trail, just east of the second parking lot.
• Burnt Bridge Creek Trail at the Devine Road trailhead.
• Padden Parkway Trail at 94th Avenue.
• Lacamas Trail at the Goodwin Road trailhead.
• I-205 Bridge over the Columbia River.
• I-5 Bridge over the Columbia River.
• Columbia Street and West Sixth Street.
• East 45th Street and Main Street.
• Northeast 157th Avenue and Mill Plain.
• McGillivray Boulevard and S.E. Village Loop.
• East McLoughlin Boulevard and Fort Vancouver Way.
• Northeast Lakeshore Avenue and 78th Street.
• East Fourth Plain Boulevard and Grand Avenue.
Two-hour volunteer shifts are available at many locations. Training sessions for volunteers will occur on Sept. 2 and 3; pre-registration is preferred. To volunteer, contact Hailey Heath at 360-487-8316 or firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at bit.ly/1zcDzX8.