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Comprehensive Bicycle Design & Engineering 2.0

Comprehensive Bicycle Design and Engineering 2.0
Previous workshop information can be found below. Please note that the information below should only be used as reference, to give you a basic idea of the workshop is like. Any of the below information is subject to change when we announce the course in 2015.


August 25* - August 29, 2014
Room 315 (ITS Lab), Engineering Building, Portland State University
Course Faculty: Mia Birk, Alta Planning + Design; Peter Koonce, Adjunct Faculty;
and other instructors.


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.

Course Agenda:

    Daily field tours will explore Portland’s “living laboratory” of bicycle and pedestrian 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. 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: Transportation engineers, urban planners, citizen experts, past participants of the IBPI week-long class and others interested in in-depth engineering and planning examples of bikeway design and innovation.  This class best serves people from communities who already have a developed bicycle network, municipal staff continuing to work on implementing bicycle facilities and are looking to move their community into the next phase of bicycle friendliness. This class will focus on in-depth problem solving on difficult planning and 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. 

    Registration for this year's course is now closed.

    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!

    *Sunday Parkways, Portland's premier open-streets event, is an optional event that you can attend on Aug 24. If attending, plan on arriving before that date.