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The City of Portland, Oregon

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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National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project

trail usersAs part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project (and in partnership with Metro), the Portland Bureau of Transportation conducts an annual census of people walking, people biking, and other users (such as people using skateboards and wheelchairs) on trails across the city. There are currently 36 sites on trails including Springwater Corridor, Willamette Greenway, I-205 path, and more. Volunteers always needed! 

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 Portland Trail Counts

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make the 2018 Trail Count a success! We hope to see you back again September 2019.

2018 Count Dates

The National Count days for 2018 are during the week of September 10, 2018. The specific dates and times are:

  • Tuesday, September 11th, 5:00 – 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 12th, 5:00 – 7:00pm
  • Thursday, September 13th, 5:00 – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, September 15th, 9:00 – 11:00am
  • Sunday, September 16th, 9:00 – 11:00am

Each site is counted during one weekday count period (Tues, Wed, or Thurs, 5-7pm) and one weekend count period (Sat or Sun, 9-11am).

2018 Volunteer Training

Interested in helping out? Attend one of these trainings at Metro, 600 NE Grand Ave, Room 270:

Count Sites


Count Instructions & Forms

If you are interested in conducting a count in the Metro region outside of Portland contact Metro for more information: Diego Gioseffi,

Search for 'trail count volunteer' at Metro Regional website:

2017 Trail Count Summary