As part of the Town’s 2017 Bike Study, the Town of Orangetown is seeking community volunteers to spend approximately 40 hours – one, two-hour weekday and one, two-hour weekend observation period at each of ten locations town-wide – conducting manual bike/pedestrian counts during the week of September 10th through 17th to coincide with the National Bike and Pedestrian Documentation Project. A second week of counting is scheduled from September 18th through 24th to account for poor weather or other complications.
Volunteers will participate in a required 45-minute training webinar at 12:30 PM on September 6th to learn the protocols for counting and recording bike, pedestrian, and vehicular traffic.
Volunteers will choose a time and location to conduct manual counts on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, and on Saturday or Sunday. Trail locations will be counted from 5PM to 7PM on weekdays and from Noon to 2PM on weekends. Road intersections will be counted between 4PM and 6PM on weekdays and from Noon to 2PM on weekends.
Count locations include the Esposito Rail Trail; the J.B. Clarke Rail Trail; Route 9W north of Sparkill; Route 9W south of Sparkill at Oak Tree Road; N. Middletown Road between Nanuet and Pearl River; Western Highway at Blauvelt Road; Route 303 at Oak Tree Road; the Convent Road/Sickletown/Gilbert intersection; Washington Street/Main Street/Old Tappan Road intersection; and the Pearl River NJ Transit Train Station.
In addition to the manual counting, automatic bike/pedestrian counters being placed at key locations around town for the same period of time.
Prior to the counting, PTNY and the Town invites those interested in participating in the bike study to an initial meeting at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 7th in the Multi-Purpose Room at Town Hall. A more interactive public input session is also scheduled for later in the fall.
With a generous grant from the Tappan Zee Bridge Community Benefits Fund, the Town of Orangetown has contracted with Parks and Trails NY (PTNY) to conduct the 2017 Bike Study. PTNY is recognized as the leading statewide advocate for parks and trails in New York State and has extensive experience advocating for appropriate bike planning.
For additional information, please visit the project website, To register for the webinar email firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact the Orangetown Supervisor’s office via telephone, (845) 359-5100, or email with any questions.