Professional Development at IBPI Check out our upcoming training opportunities on IBPI's Professional Development page.
The Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI) is a center that aims to advance bicycle and pedestrian travel through professional development, knowledge sharing, and workforce development. We are housed at TREC, Portland State University's Transportation Research and Education Center. Our location in Portland – a national leader in multi modal travel – provides the ideal setting for interactive study, practice, and education.


Our programs include research, education, and information-sharing across sectors, interests, and institutions that will enhance policies, programs, and projects focused on promoting bicycle and pedestrian transportation.


Our research agenda focuses on work that is relevant and responsive to the demands of practice, industry, and policy development, providing evidence that supports the full integration of bicycle and pedestrian modes within transportation planning, design, engineering, programs and policy.


IBPI sponsors university and continuing education programs to foster a new generation of transportation professionals who are more holistic in their approach to community and transportation systems. We are creating courses and re-tooling existing curriculum to support student experience and knowledge in all aspects of bicycle and pedestrian transportation planning, design, and policy. Continuing education offerings provide on-going training for professionals to extend their knowledge in bicycle and pedestrian practice by focusing on relevant topics in planning, design, and program development.

We have started the Active Transportation Endowed Scholarship (through the generous donation of a local philanthropist and several local firms) to support students interested in bicycle and pedestrian travel as a career through scholarships and internships. Help us fund the future of active transportation with a donation.


IBPI is a resource for information and technology transfer that spans scholarly research and innovative practice. Our website is a clearinghouse of resources, from scientific data to best practices, translating research into relevant and user-friendly information, and professional-informed research design that can be incorporated into practice and policy.


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