August 26, 2013 7:30 am - August 30, 2013 5:00 pm
The field of bikeway planning is rapidly evolving. This course will bring you up to speed on the cutting edge in practice and research, offering valuable skills for your professional life. It will cover the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of interactive classroom and field experience. 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.
Classroom sessions will include instruction, discussion and application of course content through problem-solving and case studies. Topics will focus on best practices to integrate bicycle and pedestrian facilities into existing transportation networks through planning and design, with an emphasis on safety and user needs.
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. Week-long bike rentals are available for an additional fee. 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 planners, designers, and engineers responsible for integrating bicycle facilities into community transportation systems, including public roadways and trails.
This course is sponsored by the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (ibpi) at Portland State University. IBPI promotes pedestrian and bicycle travel through research, education and outreach. Co-Sponsors are Alta Planning + Design, and the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation.
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.
To register, go to commerce.cashnet.com/pdxibpi. Registration deadline is July 31, 2013.