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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project

As part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project (and in partnership with Metro), the Portland Bureau of Transportation conducts an annual census of pedestrians, bicycles, and other users (such as skateboards) on trails across the city. There are currently 66 sites on trails including Springwater Corridor, Willamette Greenway, I-205 path, and more. Volunteers always needed! 

VOLUNTEER! to Collect Pedestrian and Bicycle Counts

Interested in volunteering for the September trail counts?

1. Review this training presentation.

2. Check out the list of available sites HERE.

3. Contact taylor.sutton@portlandoregon.gov to sign-up.


 

2015 Count Dates:

The National Count days for 2015 are during the week of September 14, 2015. The specific dates and times are:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 15, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 16, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 17, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 to 11 a.m. (select locations only)
  • Sunday, Sept. 20, 9 to 11 a.m. (select locations only)

City of Portland Count Locations Map (2012 map - missing 3 sites)

City of Portland Count Locations List

PLEASE NOTE: This is a full list of Portland count sites - some may have already been assigned to a volunteer. If you are interested in counting a specific site, please contact taylor.sutton@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-4533 or view the current list HERE


 

Trail Count Instructions

PBOT Trail Count Volunteer Training Presentation 2015

Pedestrian and Bicycle Count Form Generic (screenline)

Pedestrian and Bicycle Count Form (full intersection crossing count for select locations)

 

About

One of the greatest challenges facing the bicycle and pedestrian field is the lack of documentation on usage and demand. Without accurate and consistent demand and usage figures, it is difficult to measure the positive benefits of investments in these modes, especially when compared to the other transportation modes such as the private automobile. An answer to this need for data is the National Bicycle & Pedestrian Documentation Project, co-sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Pedestrian and Bicycle Council and Alta Planning and Design. This nationwide effort provides consistent model of data collection and ongoing data for use by planners, governments, and bicycle and pedestrian professionals.

For more information, go to the national project website: http://bikepeddocumentation.org/

Local City of Portland Contact to Volunteer:

Taylor Sutton

503-823-4533

Taylor.Sutton@portlandoregon.gov

 

If you are interested in conducting a count in the Metro region outside of Portland contact Metro for more information: Mel Huie Mel.Huie@oregonmetro.gov.

Metro Regional coordination effort webpage: 

 http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=34074

National Project Website:   http://bikepeddocumentation.org/

 

Past Data

NBPDP Portland Count Summary September 2014

NBPDP Portland Count Summary Septemeber 2013

NBPDP Portland Count Summary September 2012

NBPDP Portland Count Summary September 2011

NBPDP Portland Count Summary September 2010

NBPDP Portland Count Summary May 2010

NBPDP Portland Count Summary September 2008