Columbia Association and Howard County’s Office of Transportation need volunteers to help count the number of bicyclists and pedestrians on pathways in Columbia and on-street locations along Route 1.

The counts will be conducted between Thursday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 13. This information will give CA and the Howard County Government a better understanding of the number and the demographics of people who walk and cycle along these routes, validating the impact of past improvements and informing future infrastructure investments.

Please click here to volunteer. Selecting more than one date and time is welcome and encouraged. The earlier you sign up, the more likely you are to get the count locations you desire! The following is a list of the locations that will be counted this year:

  • Cedar Lane pedestrian bridge208 bicycle pedestrian map
  • Columbia Gateway
  • Columbia Road pedestrian bridge
  • Downtown Columbia
  • Harpers Farm Road pedestrian bridge
  • Jackson Pond
  • Lake Elkhorn
  • Lake Kittamaqundi (north and south)
  • Patuxent Branch Trail (Pratt Bridge near Guilford Road)
  • Route 1 (Elkridge: Montgomery Road intersection)
  • Route 1 (North Laurel intersection)
  • Tamar Drive (terminus)
  • Wilde Lake Park

Training materials will be emailed with confirmation of each volunteer’s count location by Thursday, May 24. A training session will be offered for new Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program volunteers on Wednesday, May 30 from 6:30-7:30pm at Columbia Association Headquarters (6310 Hillside Court, Columbia).

If you have any questions or need assistance completing the volunteer sign-up form, please contact Jessica Bellah at or 410-715-3166.