Bike and Pedestrian Count
The Long Beach Bicycle and Pedestrian Count takes place every October in dozens of locations across the City. Each year, volunteers manually count bicyclists and pedestrians and record travel behavior, including helmet use and wrong-way riding. This program is one of the longest-running bike counts in the country and relies solely on volunteers for its success.
Transportation planners and traffic engineers rely on data collected in the bike count to make informed decisions about the City’s transportation network. Counts are taken before and after the construction of active transportation infrastructure projects to determine the effectiveness and popularity of specific types of bikeways. Bike count data is also used to supplement safety statistics and enable the City to engage in targeted public safety campaigns.