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October BICYCLE CENSUS

Event Type
Community Service
Topics
community, outdoors, service, sustainability, traffic safety, volunteer
Sponsor
University of Illinois Facilities and Services
Location
Illini Union, South Plaza
Date
Oct 10, 2018   9:00 - 11:00 am  
Cost
Free, $0
Contact
Lily Wilcock
E-Mail
lwilco2@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-6865
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Future bike rack locations, bicycle infrastructure upgrades, and new Campus Bike Center programs are just a few of the items impacted by data collected from the annual campus bicycle census. The Urbana campus’ seventh bike census will occur Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 10-11 a.m.

The census is a collaborative, community-wide effort between Champaign County Bikes, Scholarly Commons, and Facilities & Services (F&S) that began in 2013 as part of ongoing improvement efforts to support the campus’ Bicycle Friendly University status.

Previous censuses counted more than 5,000 parked bicycles over a single hour. This year, volunteers will cover 24 specific campus areas and compile data using a geographic information system smartphone-enabled application.

Last summer, F&S used census information to create an interactive Campus Bike Parking Map to help riders find parking locations. The map shows 500 different bicycle parking areas.

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