National Bicycle & Pedestrian Documentation (NBPD) Project Overview

The Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization (RVTPO), with assistance from the Regional Bicycle Advisory Committee, is participating in the 2015 National Bicycle & Pedestrian Documentation (NBPD) Project. Volunteers are needed to conduct manual counts of bicyclists and pedestrians at locations throughout the City of Roanoke during specified time(s).

Official 2015 NBPD counts will be conducted at each location on one (1) weekday and one (1) weekend day as follows:

- Thursday, September 17, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (rain date if needed: Thursday, September 24, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

- Saturday, September 19, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (rain date if needed: Sunday, September 20,12:00 pm - 2:00 pm )

Each count period is 2 hours in duration, plus additional time to set up prior to conducting count (5 minutes or so). Volunteers will receive NBPD Project training and all requisite data collection materials (instructions, data collection sheets, pens, safety vest, etc.) prior to count date(s). Upon completion of the Volunteer Counter Sign Up Form, the count manager will contact you, via email, to confirm your participation and provide training and related information. Volunteer Counters will be assigned a count location once confirmed.

The NBPD Project, co-sponsored by Alta Planning and Design and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Pedestrian and Bicycle Council, is a nationwide effort to provide a consistent model of bicycle and pedestrian data collection for use by planners, governments, and bicycle and pedestrian professionals. 2012 was the initial year of RVTPO participation in the annual NBPD and will serve as the baseline data year for future NBPD comparisons.

Additional information:

Please direct any questions or comments to the 2015 RVTPO NBPD Project count manager:

Shane Sawyer
313 Luck Avenue SW
Roanoke VA 24016

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* 1. Name:

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* 2. Email address:

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* 3. Phone Number:

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* 4. Indicate ALL date(s) available to conduct NBPD Project bike/ped count(s). Note: Counts will be conducted on one weekday and one weekend day only. Alternate dates only apply if official count date(s) is/are impacted by inclement weather. Count locations will be assigned prior to count date.

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* 5. Please indicate the general geographic area(s) within the RVTPO planning area where you would prefer to conduct a user count. In identifying your preferred count area(s) please use specific neighborhoods, streets, intersections, greenways, landmarks, etc. Note: Final count locations will be determined by RVTPO staff based on NBPD methodology, site selection criteria, and data needs. Efforts will be made to accommodate volunteer counter location preference(s) when logistically feasible.

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* 6. Other comments or information?