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Comprehensive Bicycle Design & Engineering 1.0
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 8:00am to Friday, August 1, 2014 - 5:00pm

Comprehensive Bicycle Design & Engineering 1.0

For course information and registration, click here to go to the course web page.


Where: Room 315 (ITS Lab), Engineering Building, Portland State University
Course Faculty: Mia Birk, Alta Planning + Design; Peter Koonce, Portland Bureau of Transportation; and other instructors TBA

Summary: The field of bikeway planning is rapidly evolving. This Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI) 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. Students must be able to bike up to 10 miles a day, and expect mild elevation. Week-long bike rentals are available for an additional fee. Please request the bike rental when registering for the workshop.

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 develop or implement their first major bicycle master plan. This class has more of a planning focus than in-depth engineering issues.

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 webinar. We will provide an attendance certificate to those who document their professional development hours.