PB Counts

Complete Streets

Complete streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, scooters, disabled, motorists and transit riders. The current focus for beautifulPB is PB Pathways, a network of safe neighborhood routes encouraging people to walk, bike or skate to their destinations with traffic calming measures and other features to improve safety.


Katie Matchett, president of the nonprofit group beautifulPB, counts non-motorized traffic in Pacific Beach.

Annual PB Counts provides data on non-motorized mobility
Dave Schwab September 1, 2021 sdnews.com

7th Annual
PB Counts

Saturday August 7,  2021
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Volunteer to make our streets safer!

We will be counting bikes, pedestrians, skaters, e-scooters, and cars on PB Pathways! The 2021 PB Counts will be occurring from 2:30pm – 5:00pm on Saturday, August 7th, 2021. Volunteers will be meeting at the corner of Cass Street and Felspar Street. Snacks and refreshments will be provided! GET INVOLVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

PB Counts are an annual project of beautifulPB, conducted by volunteers and community members in the western central area of Pacific Beach! It is the only community-led traffic count conducted regularly in San Diego County, and one of the few that consistently tracks all modes of transportation.

Another day at the beach and volunteers counting the ways…

Counting the modes of transportation along a very busy Garnet Avenue on a warm Saturday afternoon in August. These busy weekend days see all sorts of transportation modes that need to be counted and analyzed.


Hornblend Street is always a very busy corridor for bikes, skaters, scooters and pedestrians. This is just west of Cass Street, where the new diagonal parking has narrowed the roadway and introduced backing vehicle hazards for bikes, skaters and scooters.


Along a very busy Pacific Beach Drive on a warm summer Saturday afternoon. It just takes 2 1/2 hours on a Saturday afternoon. Bring a beach chair, sit under a shade tree with a cool drink and a friend and count bikes, pedestrians, skaters, scooters and cars. This is how we justify safety improvements and measure their success!


At Hornblend and Bayard Streets. Do flip-flops count as a mode of transportation?


Counting of all types of transportation. The local beach residents have always employed alternative transportation to get around the area. Vehicles are parked for the weekend and out come the bikes, scooters and skateboards to navigate the busy streets and forego the slow, congested traffic and associated major parking hassles. As other neighborhoods throughout the city increase in density on a year-round basis, the same strategies will become common for similar reasons. This is why we must build out robust, safe infrastructure for alternative transportation.


Meet at corner of Cass St. and Felspar St. (MAP) at 2:30 PM, Snacks and refreshments will be provided!

PB Counts – VII

  • WHEN: Saturday, August 7, 2021, 2:30PM – 5:00 PM ~ Save the Date!
  • WHERE: RSVP, then meet at corner of Cass St. and Felspar St. (MAP) at 2:30 PM
  • COST: Free! Volunteers get Free beautifulPB SWAG!
  • WHAT: Help count the number of bicyclists, pedestrians, skateboarders, and cars that are traversing on PB Pathways
  • Download Count Materials here.

You can also just show up at 2:30 pm.


PB Counts 2020 Report

2020 PB Counts data
Results from the August 8th, 2020 PB Counts

PB Counts: 2020 Report
PB Counts:
2019 Report
PB Counts: 2018 Report
PB Counts: 2017 Report
PB Counts: 2015 Report