How many people bike, walk, and skateboard on Gresham streets & trails?
Help conduct counts or surveys on trail & sidewalk use in Gresham as part of a nationwide effort
Even if you don't volunteer, please show-up and be counted at one of the locations below if you bike, walk, skateboard, or rollerblade on the trails or streets in the Gresham area. Ed.
Gresham is participating in a nationwide effort to document the number of people biking, walking, skateboarding, and rollerblading on trails and local streets. As part of that effort, City staff is asking for volunteers to help conduct counts and surveys.
The counts will be conducted September 14th, 15th, and 16th from 7 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., and September 18th and 19th from 9 to 11 a.m. The City has identified 18 locations where counts will be taken:
- Marine Dr & I85th Ave
- 181st Ave & Halsey St
- Halsey St & 201st Ave
- Gresham Fairview Trail & Burnside Ave
- 181st Ave & Division St
- 181st Ave & Powell Blvd
- Springwater Trail & Pleasant View Dr
- Burnside Ave & 223rd Ave
- Powell Blvd & 223rd Ave
- Springwater Trail @ Main City Park
- Cleveland Ave & 5th St
- Springwater Trail & 242nd/ Hogan Rd
- Stark St & Kane Dr
- Kane Dr & Division
- Kane & Powell Valley
- 282nd Ave & Lusted Rd
- 181st & Glisan St
- 181st & Stark St
Click here for a map of these locations.
Count or Survey?
Volunteers can choose to conduct counts or conduct a short survey. The surveys well help provide information on trip distance, why people use trails, and what types of trials they prefer.
Your participation in this effort will help the City gain valuable information on walking and bicycling:
- Baseline data: How many people are biking? Walking? Where? What are the volume trends from year to year?
- What is the return on investment in bike lanes, trails and sidewalks: How many people use bike/pedestrian facilities after they are built?
- How can safety be improved: Certain locations have high numbers of bike/pedestrian crashes, but what is the risk exposure rate? Is it high or low relative to bike/pedestrian volumes? How should safety improvements be prioritized?