Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses

Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses

July 12-13, 2017
Room 315, Engineering Building, Portland State University
Course Faculty: Christopher Monsere, Drusilla van Hengel, Mike Rose, Nick Falbo, Joe Broach


Course Overview

This course is designed to help transportation planning and engineering faculty integrate bicycle and pedestrian topics into their courses. The course focuses on a holistic approach to teaching transportation engineering and planning by integrating design for bicycles and pedestrians. In addition, the course provides an understanding of state-of-the art practice. Participants will receive learning materials to broaden their curriculum and provide resources for course design.

To keep the workshop interactive, walking and bicycling tours are incorporated in order for participants to experience first-hand the innovative design solutions used in Portland and other U.S. cities that encourage active transportation.

IBPI offers a generous travel scholarship of $500 per faculty member. The application process for scholarships and registration to the course have now closed.

To view the agenda draft, click the link below. Agenda is subject to change as we confirm the last few remaining details.

PDF icon2017 Workshop Agenda FINAL.pdf


Course Format: The course will be a combination of classroom instruction and field visits by bike and foot to Portland’s “living laboratory”. The bicycle tour will be about 8 miles with some mild elevation and done at a moderate pace. An option to purchase a daily bike rental is available upon registering for the workshop. If you want an extended bicycle rentail, you can reserve online at the PSU Bike Hub.

Who Should Attend: Participants should be instructors teaching within an accredited planning or engineering program, with a focus on transportation, or Ph.D. candidate students completing your degree program within 12 months of the workshop date and planning to teach transportation courses. We will follow up with participants to find out how they integrated the course information into their teaching. 

Registration: The fee for this professional development course is $70. The fee includes morning coffee, snacks, lunch, and course materials. The fee does not include travel, lodging or other meals while in Portland. Registration is now closed.

Accommodations: Through special arrangements with Portland State University, we are able to offer dorm-style housing for an extremely affordable lodging option ($68/night). These are double rooms, so if you know of someone else who is attending the workshop, you can arrange on your own to share the room. The rooms are located on campus at the Broadway building and they come furnished with towels and linens.

In order to offer this affordable option, IBPI has committed to a set number of rooms for each summer workshop. Therefore, we ask that you reserve your room as soon as possible so that we know that we have met the minimum required. Please reserve at:

Visit our Accommodations page to view other lodging options in the area.

Continuing Education Credits: This two-day workshop is eligible for approximately 13 hours of training which equals to 13 CMs or 13 PDHs. IBPI applies to the AICP for Certification Maintenance credit for each course. We will provide an attendance certificate to those who document their professional development hours. 

View photos from previous workshops!