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Bike Walnut Creek Prepares For a Count

Updated: New bicycle group organizes volunteers for bike and pedestrian count at Walnut Creek intersections.

Updated, 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, added information about National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.

Some organizations start by writing out a mission statement. Others have coffee and compile everyone's email address and phone number.

Bike Walnut Creek in its first meeting at the downtown library rolled up its sleeves and started volunteering. It is organizing volunteers to do a count of bikers, walkers, skateboarders, etc. in Walnut Creek, tallying people who pass by an intersection, their direction and their transportation mode, according to an entry on the East Bay Bicycle Coalition website. Twenty-eight locations are penciled in for counts, including Main south of Civic, Treat east of Oak, Olympic west of California, and Rudgear east of Broadway.

The count is contributing to the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, a non-governmental effort. Organizers say they will share the data collected with the city, county and the East Bay Parks District.

The count is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday for Thursday Sept. 11-13.

The next general meeting of Bike Walnut Creek is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Sports Basement on Ygnacio Valley Road.

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