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Bike and Pedestrian Count

The City of Long Beach’s 14th Annual Bike and Pedestrian Count, one of the longest-running bike counts in the country, will take place on Thursday, October 21 and Saturday, October 23, 2021. Please visit our SignUpGenius page for more information about count locations and to sign up to volunteer.

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.

To receive notifications for volunteer opportunties, sign up for our email newsletter. Want to learn about the City's automatic bike and pedestrian counters? Visit our Eco-Totem Counter page.