This week Metro, with the help of volunteers, is set to conduct a study of the Metro Orange Line to document the environmental sustainability benefits that the dedicated bus rapid transit line and bikeway have generated since 2005.
The study will survey riders and count pedestrians and bicyclists on the bikeway at several Metro Orange Line stations this Wednesday, March 24 and Saturday, March 27. The stations are:
- North Hollywood
- Valley College
- Van Nuys
- Pierce College
Volunteers will count bicycle riders getting on and off the Orange Line, bicycles parked at racks and lockers, bicycle riders and pedestrians using the Orange Line bikeway, hand out mail-in surveys or post cards to bicycle riders or pedestrians using the bikeway and take in-person surveys.
There are still some volunteer slots available, so if you’re interested in joining in the study, Metro will be providing in–person training and orientation for all volunteers tonight, March 22. There will be a training session at Pitfire Pizza in North Hollywood (down the street from the North Hollywood Metro Red/Orange Line Stations at 5211 Lankershim Boulevard) 7 p.m. for all pre-registered volunteers. Online training on the web site is also available.
Volunteer today and help make this study a reality.