The Initiative’s programs include research, education, and information-sharing across sectors, interests, and institutions that will enhance policies, programs, and projects focused on promoting bicycle and pedestrian transportation.
IBPI’s research agenda focuses on work that is relevant to and responds to the demands of practice, industry, and policy development. Research projects will focus on providing evidence that will support full integration of bicycle and pedestrian modes within transportation planning, design, engineering, programs and policy.
IBPI sponsors university and continuing education programs to foster a new generation of transportation professionals who are more holistic in their approach to community and transportation systems. We are creating new courses and re-tooling existing curriculum to support student experience and knowledge in all aspects of bicycle and pedestrian transportation planning, design, and policy. Continuing education courses will provide on-going training for professionals to extend their knowledge in bicycle and pedestrian practice by focusing on relevant topics in planning, design, and program development.
IBPI is also supporting students interested in bicycle and pedestrian travel as a career through scholarships and internships.
IBPI is a resource for information and technology transfer that spans scholarly research and innovative practice. Our web site will provide a clearinghouse of resources, from scientific data to best practices, in an effort to translate research into relevant and user-friendly information, while involving professionals in research design that can be incorporated into practice and policy.
The Initiative is currently funded by seed money from the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC) and Portland State University. We are also seeking matching funds for our research, education, and technology transfer programs and need your help. We welcome the opportunity to speak with your agency, business, or organization about how you could contribute to these efforts.
To designate that your gift supports the work of IBPI, please choose option "1) New Gift," and then specify account number 2406042 in the "Other" section.
You can also access our own donor form below. Once sent to us, we'll submit it to the Foundation. IBPI greatly appreciates your support.