The city of Columbia needs volunteers for its third annual Public Space Public Life Survey. Participants will count pedestrians and cyclists at a specified downtown location for four hours.
The data collected on March 22 and March 24 will provide a clearer picture of who uses the area’s public spaces and how they use them and allow city planners to promote a more livable downtown, the city said in a news release.
Brief volunteer training will be provided by city staff.
The survey is part of a partnership between the city and the Central Carolina Community Foundation to conduct an ethnographic, architectural analysis of selected public spaces.
The counts will take place from 7:30 a.m. till 7:30 p.m. on March 22 and from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m. on March 24.
To sign up, visit gate.columbiasc.gov/PublicLife. For more information on the survey, call the Planning and Development Services Department at 803-545-3222.