Cathy Hoch, a volunteer for the city of Durango, sits at the intersection of 12th Street and Camino del Rio counting cyclists and pedestrians for the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) Volunteers working for the city of Durango on the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project will count passersby this week at intersections throughout Durango.
Intersections where the bicycle and pedestrian counts are taking place include: U.S. Highway 160 and Three Springs Boulevard.
East Eighth Avenue and Third Street.
College Drive and East Eighth Avenue.
Camino del Rio and Ninth Street.
HAWK signal at Camino del Rio and 12th Street.
West Third Avenue and Park Avenue. East Second Avenue and 15th Street. East Third Avenue and Florida Road. Main Avenue and 22nd Street (Junction Creek Bridge). Main Avenue and 32nd Street. Florida Road and East Animas Road (County Road 250). The three-day count happens every two years. This year, volunteers are counting at 11 intersections. They started Tuesday and will resume Thursday and Saturday.Durango has taken part in the biennial count since 2009.“Basically, what this organization does is they’re getting counts from across the nation,” said Devin King, multimodal administrator for Durango. “These counts are really important for us.”Data collected from the count will be used to inform future grants, as well as help determine the success of past infrastructure projects.“It helps us look at whether or not the improvements we’re doing are increasing bicycle and pedestrian use in these areas,” King […]