Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts

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bike-ped-signsHelp the City of Fairfax count bicyclists and pedestrians as part of an annual national data gathering project in September!

While motorized vehicle travel is well documented, there is little knowledge about the number of people who walk and bike in the City of Fairfax. Counts of bicyclists and pedestrians are essential to help understand and plan for active transportation and recreation needs. Volunteers who help collect bicycle and pedestrian counts play a critical role in building a robust database of bicycle and pedestrian use and identifying trends in biking and walking.

Volunteer Details

Counts should be conducted on a Thursday evening or a Saturday afternoon in September:

  • Thursday: 5-7 PM
  • Saturday: 12-2 PM

Optional training may be provided upon request.

Sign up for a location and day here:

Volunteers may sign up for one or more two-hour shifts to count bicyclists and pedestrians at a specific location and will record these counts on forms provided by the city. After counts are recorded, volunteers will return the forms to the City of Fairfax Transportation Division by mail, email, or dropping them off in person. 

Volunteers must be age 18 or older and must sign a waiver prior to participating. Waivers, instructions, and forms are posted below or can be obtained in person at City Hall. 

Count Locations

View a map of count locations or see the list below:

  • Old Lee Hwy & North St
  • Old Lee Hwy & Old Pickett Rd
  • Main Street Marketplace trail crossing
  • University Dr & Main St
  • University Dr & Armstrong St
  • Jermantown Rd & Lee Hwy
  • Jermantown Rd & Orchard St
  • Pickett Rd trail underpass

More Information

Chloe Ritter, Multimodal Transportation Planner
(703) 273-5652

National data collection project website