Summer Transportation Camp (Girls) - Virtual Edition

Monday, July 27, 2020, 10:00am PDT to Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 12:00pm PDT

Due to the global pandemic and the need to keep our communities safe from COVID-19, we are transitioning from a one-week residential camp to a four-week virtual camp, with online sessions each Monday and Wednesday morning. We will provide updates as we continue to develop the curriculum and structure of this brand-new virtual camp!

We'll hear from PSU faculty and professionals from public and private transportation agencies that operate in the Portland metro area. We're also incorporating some outdoor activities to help improve students' awareness and familiarity with infrastructure and data collection.

WHAT YOU'LL GET OUT OF THE CAMP

  • Introduce you to professional women in transportation
  • Learn about the broad range of transportation careers and sectors
  • Understand the social justice and equity issues within transportation and how it relates to you, your family and your neighborhood
  • Introduce you to transportation systems in Portland
  • Connect with other high school students who are passionate about careers in transportation too
  • Have fun! 

TENTATIVE AGENDA*

This agenda is still being developed and is subject to change.

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Cancelled: IBPI Workshop: Comprehensive Bikeway Design

Monday, August 24, 2020, 9:00am PDT to Friday, August 28, 2020, 4:00pm PDT
comprehensive bikeway design

We have been monitoring developments here in Portland and at Portland State University with regards to COVID-19, and regrettably we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Bikeway Design workshop. Due to significant impacts on campus classroom access, needs for social distancing, and travelling, we felt that this was the right choice. We have hosted this workshop every year for a decade, and while we did not want to miss a year - transitioning it online would not meet our goals for experiential learning. We will issue full refunds to all registrants.


ABOUT THE COURSE

As Portland, Oregon has put bikeway plans into effect, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t—how to plan effectively, design correctly and make investments that get results. We’ve distilled those lessons into this course, which covers the fundamentals of bikeway design and planning through an intensive week of interactive classroom, field tours, and design exercises. 

Instructors draw from their years of experience, along with project examples, to highlight practical applications of the principles and techniques covered. The pioneers and leading practitioners in the field will teach the fundamentals of bikeway planning and design through an intensive week of classroom...

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Webinar: Economic and Business Outcomes of Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT
Economic and Business Outcomes of Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements
 

OVERVIEW

The National Street Improvements Study, conducted by PSU in conjunction with PeopleForBikes and consulting firm Bennett Midland, researched the economic effects of bicycle infrastructure on 14 corridors across six cities — Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Memphis, Minneapolis and Indianapolis. The study found that improvements such as bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure had either positive or non-significant impacts on the local economy as measured through sales and employment. In this webinar, lead researcher Jenny Liu will share the results of the investigation and the unique methodology for investigating these economic outcomes.

THE RESEARCH

This webinar is based on a study funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) and the Summit Foundation, and conducted at Portland State University. Read more about the research: Bike Lanes Can Provide Positive Economic Impact in Cities.

SPEAKERS

Jenny Liu, Portland State University

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