University of Illinois Bicycle Census

Since September 2013, volunteers across C-U and campus have been counting all bicycles on campus for an hour each semester. Volunteers help count bikes across campus because this number is important to know and the numbers can be used to promote and further bicycling infrastructure and programming on campus.

October 12, 2016 marks the biannual Campus Bicycle Census. The census is made up of an incredible group of volunteers that, for one hour, count all the bicycles on campus. The census data is collected and then send to University of Illinois staff to help inform bicycle policy and infrastructure for the future! The census requires a smartphone and a free app called Collector. The app will be used to record your findings and upload automatically to an online map. Bring your smartphone fully charged. We will show you how to use the app and what to look for in the census at an one-hour training, held at various times and days.

We are counting bikes from 10-11am on Wednesday, October 12. If you can’t count then, we are looking for a few people to count the bike racks at a couple of residence halls at either 7 am or 7 pm on Wednesday, October 12. If you are willing to count then, please indicate this at the bottom of the form. You will still need to come to one of the orientation sessions, so we can give you a map, instructions, and make sure you know how to use the GIS app for your smart phone.

This is the sign-up: http://goo.gl/forms/KA5eA3r4x3

There is a map of Blocks in the form but I will send you the block map here: http://goo.gl/Cbq9Fj

It is a fairly short time commitment (about an hour on the day of and an hour of training prior to the event) but we can always use extra help outside of that time for counting bicycle by the residence halls.