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Portland Bureau of Transportation

We keep Portland moving

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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

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Summer Bike Count

Each summer the Bureau of Transportation enlists dozens of volunteers to manually count bicycle traffic at more than 220 sites across the city. The data collected - including bike turn movements, rider gender, and helmet use - contributes to a robust set of data helping to grow and improve Portland's bicycle network. 

Counts occur June through September on good weather days (no rain or extreme heat) mid-week (Tues-Wed-Thurs). Each site only needs to be counted one time during the summer. 

PBOT hosts a volunteer training to kick off the count season each year, and new volunteers are required to attend.

 

Bike Count Volunteer Training

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

6-7pm

The Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave

2nd floor, Room C

To RSVP contact Taylor Sutton, taylor.sutton@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-4533.

 **New training opportunities!**

Thursday, June 19

1-2pm

The Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave

8th floor, Burnside Room


Tuesday, June 24

noon-1pm

The Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave

8th floor, Burnside Room

 

To RSVP contact Taylor Sutton, taylor.sutton@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-4533.


2014 Bike Count Calendar

 

2014 Bike Count Locations

full list of count sites

map of count sites

updated list of volunteer locations last updated July 22, 2014 - NEW SITES ADDED! (e-mail for details)

 

count forms

count instructions

blank intersection count form two pages so you can download and print double-sided!

4-leg intersection count form two pages so you can download and print double-sided!


**NEW to the 2014 Count**

In partnership with Portland's NW Skate Coalition, PBOT has added a skateboard tally to the annual bike count. Volunteers are asked to include a tally of any skateboarders travelling through your assigned intersection during your two hour bike count. You do not need to track gender, helmet use, or direction of travel for skateboarders. The skateboard tally can go anywhere on your bike count form, but please keep this separate from the bike tallies.

If you have any questions about this please contact taylor.suttion@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-4533.