On-Street Bikeways and Off-Street Trails: An Integrated Approach
Description This is a highly interactive course that examines the integration of on-street and off-street bikeways to form a cohesive bikeway system for both transportation and recreation. It includes both classroom and on-bike experiential learning, relying on the experience of Portland - the #1 large city for cycling in the U.S. It highlights Portland's growing integration of bicycling into daily life, with close to 10% of trips in Portland's close-in neighborhoods taken by bicycle.
The objectives of this course are as follows:
- To gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the role
bicycling can play in American cities' transportation systems;
- To gain knowledge and proficiency in the methods of planning and designing urban transportation systems with bicycling in mind;
- To learn critical components of successful integration and promotion of bicycling in urban infrastructure
We will cover planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of various types of bikeways, as well as ancillary facilities such as bicycle parking. Specific topics include:
- Bicycle user types
- Facilities - shared use paths, bike lanes, paths, boulevards,
shoulders, shared lanes
- Integrating bikeways into roadway design
- Retrofitting existing streets
- Bikeway facility selection
- Data collection, analysis
- Intersection design
- Off-street paths & greenways, including user conflicts, economic impacts, safety concerns, and trail-roadway intersections
Who should attend? Urban and transportation planners, designers, advocates.
Course Format 9 am - 3 pm, with 2 hours in class and 4 hours on bike.
Faculty The program is taught by two bikeway
design leaders: Mia Birk, Principal, Alta Planning
and Design, and former Bicycle Program Manager for the City of
Portland, and Roger Geller,
current City of Portland Bicycle Coordinator.
Sponsored by This course is
sponsored the Initiative for
Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (ibpi),
an exciting new program at Portland State University's Center for
Registration The fee for this
professional development course is $295 for an individual. This
includes the cost of lunch, bike and helmet rental, and course
materials. A $50 discount applies if you bring your own bike and
helmet. The fee does not include travel, lodging or other meals while
To register for the program please use the form linked here and fax or mail it in to our office.
For more information Contact the IBPI at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-725-4024.