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Prof. Devt. Course: Bikeways and Trails
Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 9:00am to Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 3:00pm

On-Street Bikeways and Off-Street Trails: An Integrated Approach

Description This is a highly interactive course that examines the integration of on-street and off-street bikeways to form a cohesive bikeway system for both transportation and recreation. It includes both classroom and on-bike experiential learning, relying on the experience of Portland - the #1 large city for cycling in the U.S. It highlights Portland's growing integration of bicycling into daily life, with close to 10% of trips in Portland's close-in neighborhoods taken by bicycle.

The objectives of this course are as follows:

  • To gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the role bicycling can play in American cities' transportation systems;
  • To gain knowledge and proficiency in the methods of planning and designing urban transportation systems with bicycling in mind;
  • To learn critical components of successful integration and promotion of bicycling in urban infrastructure

We will cover planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of various types of bikeways, as well as ancillary facilities such as bicycle parking. Specific topics include:

  • Bicycle user types
  • Facilities - shared use paths, bike lanes, paths, boulevards, shoulders, shared lanes
  • Integrating bikeways into roadway design
  • Retrofitting existing streets
  • Bikeway facility selection
  • Data collection, analysis
  • Intersection design
  • Bridges
  • Off-street paths & greenways, including user conflicts, economic impacts, safety concerns, and trail-roadway intersections

When and where? Saturday August 11, 2007, immediately following TrailLink 2007 and before the Bridge Pedal. The course will be on the Portland State University campus in downtown Portland, OR.

Who should attend? Urban and transportation planners, designers, advocates.

Course Format 9 am - 3 pm, with 2 hours in class and 4 hours on bike.

Faculty The program is taught by two bikeway design leaders: Mia Birk, Principal, Alta Planning and Design, and former Bicycle Program Manager for the City of Portland, and Roger Geller, current City of Portland Bicycle Coordinator.

Sponsored by This course is sponsored the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (ibpi), an exciting new program at Portland State University's Center for Transportation Studies.

Registration The fee for this professional development course is $295 for an individual. This includes the cost of lunch, bike and helmet rental, and course materials. A $50 discount applies if you bring your own bike and helmet. The fee does not include travel, lodging or other meals while in Portland.
To register for the program please use the form linked here and fax or mail it in to our office.

For more information Contact the IBPI at or 503-725-4024.

Download this course brochure.