Ann Niles Active Transportation Lecture Endowment

The Ann Niles Active Transportation Lecture Endowment provides a unique opportunity to bring world-class thinkers on pedestrian and bicycle issues to PSU and the greater community. The annual lecture serves as a legacy to Ann Niles who was a strong advocate for livable neighborhoods and served on many boards and committees related to transportation in Portland. The annual forum furthers IBPI's mission to facilitate the exchange of knowledge among scholars, practitioners and community advocates around issues of active transportation.

The lecture series keeps alive the spirit of Ann Niles' advocacy. Niles pushed for better sidewalks and crosswalks to make Portland a safe and comfortable place to walk, and for bicycle routes and parking to do the same for bicycling. The lectures will help spread Ann's passion for creating livable neighborhoods. By promoting dialogue across disciplines and interests, this gift also supports PSU's mission to "let knowledge serve the city."