The City of San Jose is seeking volunteers for its annual Trail Count. Help collect data necessary for making our trail system even better!
San Jose conducts a Trail Count each year to determine trail usage and obtain user input on design and operations of the trails. The City is seeking volunteers for this year’s count on September 19.
This is the sixth annual count and survey of trail users. Over the past 5 years, the City has gained valuable data that has supported competitive grant writing, better planning and prioritization of limited maintenance funds. Trail Count has helped the program accomplish the following in recent months:
Design and construct Highway 237 Bikeway (0.8 mile reconstruction project between Zanker Road and Coyote Creek)
Design and construct (now underway) Lower Guadalupe River Trail (6.4 miles between Highway 880 and Gold Street)
Secure $1,150,000 in new grant funding for Three Creeks Trail, Lower Silver Creek Trail and Coyote Creek Trail.
Obtain recognition for San Jose’s Trail Count as a model for other agencies to follow: http://www.sjparks.org/Trails/documents/2012_04_01_LA_000.pdf
Information on last year and earlier counts can be found at: http://www.sjparks.org/Trails/TrailCount.asp
Please contact Mollie Tobias at email@example.com or 408 535-3588 if you are able to volunteer this year. Provide your preferred location and time of day. Shifts of 2 hours are encouraged.
Count Stations for Trail Count 2012:
12-hour counts occurring between 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
1) Guadalupe River Trail at Coleman Avenue
2) Guadalupe River Trail at San Fernando Street (previously Park Avenue) (Counts occurring between 7:00 am to 7:00 pm)
3) Los Gatos Creek Trail at Hamilton Avenue
4) Los Alamitos Creek Trail at Greystone Lane
Peak hour counts occurring from 7:00 to 9:00 am and from 4:00 to 7:00 pm
5) Los Gatos Creek Trail at Auzerais Avenue
6) Five Wounds Trail (future) at Story Road (previously Santa Clara Street)
Thank you in advance for helping to make Trail Count 2012 a success!