LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — If you walk or bike in the city of Los Angeles, today is your day to be counted.
Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take to street corners citywide Tuesday as part of this year’s 2013 Los Angeles Bicycle and Pedestrian Count, which will monitor the number of pedestrians and bicyclists passing by 120 key intersections from the San Fernando Valley to South Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and L.A. Walks will carry out the biannual count, which, in 2011, determined there were 15,000 bicyclists and 75,000 pedestrians — up from 14,000 bicyclists and 62,000 pedestrians in 2009.
Westside Councilman Mike Bonin, who spent Monday morning on the corner of Bundy and Idaho in West Los Angeles, told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO it’s all about making the city more cyclist- and pedestrian-friendly.