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PSU offers comprehensive bike/ped design and planning workshop

Posted by on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:22 am

Here’s an announcement from the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (ibpi) at Portland State University.

The IBPI is excited to announce an upcoming professional development workshop, titled Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Design and Planning. The workshop is a week-long intensive, and will take place August 3-8, 2008. It will encompass many topics from our past workshops. Details are provided below, and pdfs of the flier and registration form can be found on the ibpi website.

This week-long course will provide practitioners with the fundamentals of pedestrian and bicycle planning and design through an intensive week of classroom, field, and project experience. In addition, the course will integrate intersection design, transit access and connections, bridges, trail crossings, and other special features into the discussion. Project case studies and funding will highlight practical applications of the principles and techniques discussed.

Classroom sessions will include instruction, discussion, and application of course content through problem-solving and case studies. These sessions will focus on best practices to integrate bicycle and pedestrian facilities into on- and off-street transportation networks through planning and design, with an emphasis on safety and user needs.

Daily field tours (on foot and bike) will explore Portland’s “living laboratory” of bicycle and pedestrian facilities to provide first-hand experience of design and operations of facilities and projects discussed in the classroom. Week-long bike rentals are available for an additional fee. Please request the bike rental when registering for the workshop.

A course project will provide an opportunity to apply the principles and techniques from the classroom and field to a local site. Working in teams with the course faculty, workshop participants will conduct a site visit, prepare a site analysis, generate alternative solutions, and develop a preferred recommendation for the project site.

Additional features include a panel discussion with local experts to answer questions or clarify information presented during the workshop, and an opportunity to sign up for a one-hour consultation with one of our panel experts about a project or design question.

Who Should Attend
Transportation planners, designers, and engineers responsible for integrating bicycle and pedestrian facilities into community transportation systems, including public roadways and trails.

Course Faculty
The program is taught by local bikeway, trail, and pedestrian planning, design and engineering experts from public and private agencies including the City of Portland Office of Transportation, Metro, Alta Planning + Design, and Kittelson & Associates.

Course Sponsors: This course is sponsored the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (ibpi) at Portland State University’s Center for Transportation Studies, with support from Cycle Oregon and Alta Planning + Design.

For More Information
Contact IBPI at or 503.725-4024.

The fee for this week-long course is $995. This includes morning coffee, snacks, lunch, and course materials. The fee does not include bike rental, travel, lodging, dinners and other meals while in Portland. To add a bicycle rental (including helmet) to your registration, check that option on the registration form. The course fee + bike rental total is $1095. To register for the course, please complete the form and fax or mail to our office. Registration deadline is JULY 18, 2008.

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