Home » Go Active Long Beach » Programs » Bike and Pedestrian Count

Bike and Pedestrian Count

The City of Long Beach’s 13th Annual Bike and Pedestrian Count, one of the longest-running bike counts in the country, will be happening on Thursday October 29, 2020 and Sunday November 1, 2020. The success of this program depends on you! Every year we rely on volunteers to collect data used to make informed decisions on projects and programs that improve upon Long Beach’s commitment to active transportation.

If you are interested in volunteering for a time slot, please visit the sign up page!


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 engineers rely on data collected in the bike count to make informed decisions about the City’s transportation network. Counts are conducted before and after new infrastructure projects are constructed 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.