March 25, 2022 -- Planning is underway for the Spring 2022 Bike & Pedestrian count, to be held on May 3, 4 and 7 and the Bike-Walk Advisory Group needs your help! Since passage in 2012 of Highland Park’s first Bike and Pedestrian Plan, now called MoveHP, the City has been counting walkers and cyclists at various intersections almost semi-annually. These counts help the City plan for future street and sidewalk improvements. Data from past counts has informed the goals in MoveHP, and has enabled the City to receive grants to improve the non-motorized transportation network and to be designated a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.
There are 5 different time slots and several locations around HP for each shift, and volunteers may sign up for a shift via Signup Genius. You may sign up for one or more shifts, but please sign up for only one location per shift. If you'd like to be on call in case of a last-minute cancellation, there are spaces to sign up as an alternate for each time slot. The count happens rain or shine. Volunteers are encouraged to share the sign-up with others who might be able to help.
A virtual training for new counters will be held on April 21 at 6:30 pm. If you are unable to attend, the training will be recorded and available to view at your convenience.
Prior to the count, volunteers will be contacted with details and provide everything needed for the count. Please fill in your name, email address and cell phone number so that we can reach you.