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February 8, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Make $40, get some exercise

Want to make $40 and get some exercise at the same time?

Seattle is conducting a demonstration project to evaluate the use of LED streetlights, and it’s looking for volunteers to take part in the Ballard-area test to see if the lights improve roadway safety.

Volunteers are needed for one or two nights — depending on the weather — between March 6 and March 8, and should be physically able to walk up a moderate hill and have sustained energy for up to 1-1/2 hours in evening temperatures.

The  roadway being studied is 15th Avenue Northwest between Northwest 80th Street and Northwest 65th Street in Ballard. Participants will be given a one-hour indoor orientation, then will be asked to walk for one- to 1-1/2 hours, and fill out a questionnaire regarding various types of street lighting.

A small number of participants will also take part in a vehicle test; they’ll be driven through the test site and asked to identify small targets along the way.

Participants will be given at least 24 hours’ notice on the scheduling of the test. If weather permits, the test will be done on a second night, as well.

After completing the test, participants will get a $40 Visa gift card. If weather permits a second test, participants who attend both nights will get two Visa cards.

To sign up or for more information, go here.

 

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