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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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

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Portland Summer Bike Count

Each summer the Bureau of Transportation enlists dozens of volunteers to manually count bicycle traffic at close to 250 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,, 503-823-4533.


(required for all new volunteers; old volunteers welcome)

Tuesday, May 26


The Portland Building, Room C

1120 SW 5th Ave, 2nd floor


Contact, 503-823-4533 to RSVP or sign up for count sites!

See results from Every Bike Counts, the 24-hour bike count HERE

Every Bike Counts, 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!

Every Bike Counts - it's a celebration!


raffle prizes!

- soup samples!

- smoothie bike!

To volunteer to count at SE Ankeny & 28th or to help staff the event, please contact Taylor,, 503-823-4533.

Volunteer Schedule (check here for your assigned time)

2015 Bike Count Calendar

2015 Bike Count Locations

volunteer site list (assignments & open sites)

full list of count sites

map of count sites

count forms

count instructions

count example

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, 503-823-4533.

Count bikes, get famous!

You could end up on Google Maps like this guy:

deadbuny counts bikes

Thanks for counting, buny!