WSDOT wants to tally cyclists and walkers

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OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Transportation is asking for volunteers to help them track the growing number of people who walk or bike as their main mode of transportation.

WSDOT and Cascade Bicycle Club are working with FeetFirst, Washington Bikes and Futurewise to count walkers and cyclists Sept. 26 through Sept. 28.

The count ensures people who walk or ride are counted as essential users of the transportation system.

About 400 volunteers are needed. Last year, volunteers counted more than 78,000 people who regularly walk or bike in communities around the state, including Vancouver.

Volunteer registration is now open. To sign up, visit bikepedcount.wsdot.wa.gov.

For more information, visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/bike/Count.htm.