A Bicycle Census of Sorts Coming to L.A. in September
The LA County Bicycle Coalition announced today in an e-mail blast that they will be "conducting the first ever bicycle count for Los Angeles" in September. "Bicycle counts are used to track the number of cyclists at key intersections. This is used to understand year-to-year changes in cycling as policy and infrastructure changes. Bicycle counts are basic city planning tools that help change policy to encourage cycling. Most major US and European cities have them. This will be LA's first, and we plan to do it right while having a good time. As we are counting bicycles, we will also be counting pedestrians." If you have any suggestions for which intersections they should monitor, let them know via this survey.