Volunteers Needed to Count Gresham Street & Trial Users: Sep 13, 2009 12-2PM

09/13/2009 - 4:00pm
09/13/2009 - 6:00pm
How many people bike, walk, and skateboard on Gresham streets & trails? Volunteers Needed to Count Users, Sept 8-13, 2009. Info here!

How many people bike, walk, and skateboard on Gresham streets & trails?

Volunteers Needed to Count Users, Sept 8-13

Regional Streets and Trails User Count and Survey

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.

Dates and Times

4 to 6PM on Sept. 8, 9, 10 (Tues, Weds, Thurs)

Noon to 2PM on Sept. 12 and 13 (Saturday, Sunday)

Sign up now!

Count Locations

The City has identified 18 locations where counts will be taken:

1. Marine Drive at I-85
2. 181st Avenue at Halsey Street
3. Halsey Street at 201st Avenue
4. Gresham-Fairview Trail at Burnside Road
5. 181st Avenue at Division Street
6. 181st Avenue at Powell Boulevard
7. pringwater Trail at Pleasant View Drive
8. Burnside Avenue at 223rd Avenue (Eastman Parkway)
9. Powell Boulevard at 23rd Ave (Eastman Parkway)
10. Springwater Trail at Main City Park
11. Cleveland Avenue at Fifth Street
12. Springwater Trail at 242nd Avenue/Hogan Road
13. Stark Street at Kane Drive
14. Kane Drive at Division Street
15. Kane Drive at Powell Valley Road
16. 282nd Avenue at Lusted Road
17. 181st Avenue at Glisan Street
18. 181st Avenue at Stark Street

How it Works

Volunteers can choose to do counts or conduct a short survey. The surveys well help provide information on trip distance, why people use trails, and what types of trails they prefer.

Who is walking, biking and skating in Gresham?

Having information on walking and bicycling numbers is important for many reasons, including:

  • Baseline data. How many people are biking? Walking? Where? What are volume trends from year to year?
  • Return on investment in bike lanes, trails and sidewalks. How many people use bike/pedestrian facilities after they are built?
  • Improving safety. Certain locations have high numbers of bike and 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?

Sign Up

To volunteer contact Jonathan David at 503-618-2321 or Jonathan.David@GreshamOregon.gov
Leave your name, phone number and e-mail address, a preferred day, and if desired, the location where you would like to volunteer.