San Mateo County is participating in the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation (NBPD) Project for the third year in a row and the Office of Sustainability need your help! NBPD is a nationwide effort whose goal is to provide accurate and consistent documentation on usage and demand, and encourage investments in transportation modes other than the private automobile.

Volunteers are needed for the in-field data collection component, which lasts from September 12th to 17th. This means that you get to be outside enjoying a couple of hours in the beautiful, mid-peninsula weather while recording those who walk and bike past. Each shift is two hours and you can indicate your location and time preferences. View last year’s results and locations here.

How to participate:

  1. Register here: . After registering, they will send a volunteer packet with your assigned count locations and times based on your noted preferences (allow up to two weeks for this).
  2. Attend a training webinar. The webinars will be Wednesday, August 30th at 10am and Wednesday, September 6th at 2pm. If you can’t attend a live webinar you can view the webinar recording. Webinar details will be sent out via email.
  3. Count at your designated site, date and time.
  4. Send results to the Office of Sustainability within 72 hours of your last count date.

Email or call 650-599-1420 with any questions.