Bike Count: Count Yourself In



In Brackendale, the count eagles, in Victoria, they count blossoms…

In Port, we’re counting bicycles! In our ongoing efforts to promote cycling, pedestrian and public transportation, the following event is taking place, per Sarah Thomas:



We are recruiting volunteers for the first annual Port Alberni Bike Counts. The counts will take place throughout the city at key intersections on Saturday, April 2, 2016, and on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

By volunteering for the count, you will be helping to gather data on current bicycle use to which will support the development of more cycling infrastructure within the region. 

We hope you will participate as a volunteer by completing the volunteer sign up form at also welcome you to recruit amongst your friends and other people you know who would be good at this.  Please feel free to forward this email on to them. 

What’s involved?

The bike counts involve standing (or sitting) at one particular location and counting the number of bikes and pedestrians that go through the intersection or pass you on the street. The count will take place from 6-9am and 3-6pm with some variation in specific locations. Shifts will be 2 to 3 hours in addition to a 1-hour training session on March 30th where you will receive event materials, counting sheets, etc.

Thank you for your willingness to participate as a volunteer and your help to recruit others!  

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Thomas at 778-679-2303 or email

 Please complete the online application form at if you are available to help with the counts.