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Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Curriculum


Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Curriculum

August 13-15, 2014
Room 315 (ITS Lab), Engineering Building, Portland State University
Course Faculty: Jennifer Dill, Portland State UniversityPeter KoonceAdjunct Faculty and Transportation Practitioner, Christopher MonserePortland State University,
Miguel FigliozziPortland State University, Mike Rose, Alta Planning + Design

Course Overview. This course is designed to help transportation planning and engineering faculty integrate bicycle and pedestrian topics into their courses. The course focuses on a holistic approach to teaching transportation engineering and planning by integrating design for bicycles and pedestrians. In addition, the course provides an understanding of state-of-the art practice. Participants will receive curriculum, guidebooks and other tools to broaden their curriculum and provide resources for course design.

Participating professors will experience innovative design solutions used in Portland and other U.S. cities to encourage active transportation and increase the share of trips by foot and bicycle, as well as discuss ways to address these challenges in the classroom. 

The agenda for the course is now available:
2014 Workshop Agenda.pdf

    Course Format: The course will be a combination of classroom instruction and field visits by bike and foot to Portland’s “living laboratory”. The classroom instruction will integrate facilitated discussion regarding current gaps in course curriculum and case studies to enrich class materials. The participants will be given time to interact with practitioners, share techniques to teach the topics, and experience a wide array of bicycle and pedestrian facilities to gain first-hand knowledge of their design and use. Participants will be provided with a Resource Guide with examples of materials from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and other sources pertinent to the subject matter discussed.

    Registration: The fee for this professional development course is $70. Registration deadline is July 28, 2014.

    This includes morning coffee, snacks, lunch, and course materials. The fee does not include travel, lodging or other meals while in Portland.

    Who Should Attend: Participation is limited to 15 faculty members to allow for discussion and interaction among participants. Participants should be tenured or tenure-track faculty members teaching within an accredited planning or engineering program, with a focus on transportation. Junior faculty members are encouraged to apply. All participants should be able to ride a bicycle at a moderate pace with frequent stops for eight to ten miles and be comfortable riding in urban environments. We will follow up with participants to find out how they integrated the course information into their teaching. 

    Continuing Education Credits: This two-and-a-half day workshop will provide approximately 15 hours of training which equals to 15 CMs or 15 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!