Washington's annual survey of bicyclists and pedestrians is now underway.

Volunteers in communities across the state are out on street corners counting the number of people who walk or bike to work and school. The information will be used to track progress toward the state's goal of increasing bicycling and walking in Washington and reducing the number of vehicle miles driven.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is undertaking the count as part of the National Documentation Project, an annual bicycle and pedestrian count.

WSDOT and the Cascade Bicycle Club have enlisted volunteers and organizations like FeetFirst and the Bicycle Alliance of Washington to count the numbers of people bicycling and walking on paths, bike lanes, sidewalks, and other facilities from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.

Volunteers will be posted in several western Washington cities, including Bellevue, Bellingham, Bothell, Everett, Issaquah and Tacoma, among others.