Archive for Monday, August 2, 2010

Bike, pedestrian counters needed

August 2, 2010


Agency: city of Lawrence

Contact: Jessica Mortinger at jmortinger@ci.lawrence, or call 832-3165

The city of Lawrence is seeking volunteers for its second annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Count. Counts will be conducted from 10 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 15, a Wednesday, and noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 18, a Saturday. Volunteers will manually count bicyclists and pedestrians at several locations across the city, and will need to attend a mandatory training session prior to their scheduled count day. Training sessions will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 13 or 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 14 at the City Commission Room in Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Jessica Mortinger at jmortinger@, or call 832-3165.

Immediate needs

• The Douglas County AIDS Project is looking for volunteers to help out in the office serving as a receptionist volunteer. Duties include answering phones, greeting visitors, clerical work and working on informational displays. Volunteers must be mature and responsible, and commit to working a regular weekly shift for at least a month. DCAP is also looking for a volunteer to assist with the planning and implementation of its upcoming Art Auction. Duties would include photographing artwork and then posting the art onto the Web throughout October and September. If you would like to get involved in either of these positions, contact Jill Zinn at 843-0040 or send e-mail to

• The Lied Center of Kansas is looking for volunteer ushers for the upcoming fall semester. Duties include greeting patrons, handing out programs, tearing tickets and assisting patrons with other seating needs. Ushers are typically needed for events in the evenings. Anyone interested can attend the volunteer usher training at 7 p.m. Aug. 31. For more information, send inquiries to or call 864-2790.

• Lawrence Meals on Wheels is in need of regular volunteers, who can commit to a route once a week, and substitute volunteers, who can fill in on routes when needed. Routes are available Monday through Friday. They start at Lawrence Memorial Hospital at 11:20 a.m. and take about an hour. There are currently seven open routes and eight clients on a waiting list to receive services, which cannot begin until more volunteers join the program. Call Kim Culliss at 830-8844 to get involved.

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact Paige Blair at the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Douglas County, at 785-865-5030 or Opportunities are also online at


David Holroyd 7 years, 10 months ago

what? mandatory session to learn how to count? sad!

cheeseburger 7 years, 10 months ago

. . .or to learn how to skew the numbers!

NewbieGardener 7 years, 10 months ago

yeah! no one walks or bikes around these parts, yeah! driving+A/C+obesity=awesome. the people getting exercise out there suck!

onceinawhile 7 years, 10 months ago

If you're so concerned with the accuracy, you can volunteer yourself.

BigPrune 7 years, 10 months ago

I like the double roundabouts on the William Tell Burroughs bicycle path in east Lawrence that only one rider per hour uses. Taxpayer's money well spent subsidizing a hobby, but at least they don't have to be concerned about potholes since everything's in concrete. Priorities, priorities, priorities.

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