As 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!
For more information, visit http://bikepeddocumentation.org/.
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:
- Map of all regional count sites
List of volunteer assignments (see what's available, e-mail to sign-up)
Count Instructions & Forms
- Custom count forms for each site (download from Google Docs)
- Generic count form
- Trail user survey form
If you are interested in conducting a count in the Metro region outside of Portland contact Metro for more information: Diego Gioseffi, Diego.Gioseffi@oregonmetro.gov.
Search for 'trail count volunteer' at Metro Regional website: oregonmetro.gov.