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Help Portland count bicycles



The Portland Building

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room C

6-7pm, pizza provided!


Once again Portland will be conducting its annual summer bicycle count by making use of our most precious of resources: volunteer Portlanders.



Portland collects some of the best data on bicycle use in the country and it's all because of the tremendous support the City of Portland receives from volunteers. As anybody who's done a count in past years will tell you – it's fun! It requires only two hours of your time and the information you collectively provide us is invaluable.


This year PBOT hopes to collect data at more than 200 locations throughout Portland; this will require the participation of a lot of people. Because there is a specific protocol to follow, and to insure that data is collected from when and where it's needed, PBOT requires a brief training for new volunteers. It involves pizza and soda, is informative and fun, and is mandatory if you haven't counted before.


To see how we've used this data in the past, look at the reports here:

(count reports on left side of page)



Volunteer Counter training will be next Tuesday, June 5.

All new volunteers must attend the training. This year we'll be holding a one-hour training at The Portland Building (1120 SW 5th Ave) in Room C (second floor) beginning at 6:00pm and ending by 7pm. It may take less than an hour and we'll be serving pizza!

PBOT will have a map of all the count locations. Volunteers will be able to sign up for your most desired intersections.


E-mail with your name and what type of pizza you prefer (cheese, pepperoni, veggie, or vegan).


If you counted for us in previous years and would like to do so again, just PBOT know and they'll send you the forms. Please include:

Which location(s) you counted last year

Which location(s) you'd like to count this year

When you plan to complete the counts

Send these requests to (To ensure you get your desired location please respond by end-of-day Monday.)

Even if you counted in previous years you are, of course, welcome to join us for pizza and drinks.

Help spread the word!

Bring your friends, bring your family, spread the word, and help represent Portland's bicycle community.




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