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.
3. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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 email@example.com, 503-823-4533 or view the current list HERE.
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/
What You Can Do to Help:
- Contact us with your name, email, phone number, mailing address and count location preferences (first come first serve).
- Attend one brief Volunteer Training. Pizza provided. Time and Locations below.
- Conduct at least one 2-hour count a location on the Count Locations Map above. Conducting more than one count is highly encouraged!
- Return completed count forms, using stamped envelopes to be provided.
(Additional location suggestions welcome as long as we can fill them all.)
Local City of Portland Contact to Volunteer:
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:
National Project Website: http://bikepeddocumentation.org/