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Comprehensive Bicycle Design & Engineering 1.0

Comprehensive Bicycle Design and Engineering 1.0
July 27 - July 31, 2014
Room 315 (ITS Lab), Engineering Building, Portland State University
Course Faculty: Mia Birk, Alta Planning + Design; Peter Koonce, Adjunct Faculty;
and other instructors TBA.


The field of bikeway planning is rapidly evolving. This course will cover the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of interactive classroom and field experience. It will bring you up to speed on the cutting edge in practice and research and offer valuable skills for your professional life. Instructors will integrate transit access and connections, bridges, trail crossings, and other special features into discussions, while using project examples to highlight practical applications of the principles and techniques covered. Effective education and encouragement programs, including public involvement strategies, will also be discussed.

    Daily field tours will explore Portland’s “living laboratory” of bicycle facilities to provide first-hand experience of design and operations of facilities and projects discussed in the classroom. There is nothing like actually seeing and riding on a variety of bicycle facility types to facilitate your understanding of their operations and make it easier for you to describe to colleagues and stakeholders back home. The course will begin with Sunday Parkways, Portland's premier open-streets event. Students must be able to bike up to 10 miles a day, and expect mild elevation. Week-long bike rentals are available for $60. Please request the bike rental when registering for the workshop.

    Our course faculty provides access to some of the nation’s best expertise built up over a 20-year timeframe. Our instructors work together to present and explain issues from different angles.

    Who Should Attend: Urban planners and transportation engineers, policy makers, advocates and others interested in a broad overview of bicycle design, programs, policy and funding. This class best serves people from communities who are working to implement their first major bicycle master plan. This class has more of a planning focus and provides introduction to engineering issues.

    Registration: The fee for this professional development course is $995. This includes continental breakfast, snacks, lunch, and course materials. The fee does not include travel, lodging or other meals while in Portland. 

    There are 25 available spots in the course. Registration closes on June 30, 2014 or when 25 participants are registered.

    Continuing Education Credits: This 5-day workshop will provide approximately 32 hours of training which equals to 32 CMs or 32 PDHs. IBPI applies to the AICP for Certification Maintenance credit for each course. We will provide an attendance certificate to those who document their professional development hours. 

    View photos from previous workshops!


    2014 IBPI Professional Development Scholarship

    IBPI is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships for this workshop.  We realize that some professionals may not be able to participate due to the lack of travel and training budgets, especially at the local government and non-profit levels. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review and complete the application below. Deadline: May 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

    2014 Workshop Scholarship Application.pdf