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.
Volunteers are currently collecting copious amounts of bike traffic data!
For more information contact Taylor Sutton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-823-4533.
2014 Bike Count Locations
updated list of volunteer locations last updated September 17, 2014 - NEW SITES ADDED! (e-mail for details)
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 email@example.com, 503-823-4533.