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.
For more information contact Taylor Sutton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-823-4533.
Save the date, May 14-15: Portland's first ever 24-hour volunteer-run bike count!
Starting at noon on Thursday, May 14, volunteers will be counting bikes at the intersection of SE Ankeny & 28th for twenty-four hours straight! The Active Transportation Celebration Station will be there to support cyclists of all sorts riding through at all hours with snacks, activities, and giveaways. We'll also be recruiting new volunteers for the up-coming summer Bike Count season starting June 2!
- raffle prizes!
- smoothie bike!
- TIME CAPSULE!
To volunteer to count at SE Ankeny & 28th or to help staff the event, please contact Taylor, email@example.com, 503-823-4533.
- As a bonus for helping out, you also get first dibs on some of the best count sites this summer!
- Volunteer for Every Bike Counts!
2015 Bike Count Locations
volunteer site list (assignments & open sites)
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!
**Skateboards are people, too**
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-823-4533.
Count bikes, get famous!
You could end up on Google Maps like this guy:
Thanks for counting, buny!