Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation: Education and Training

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Through our long-standing program, the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), we convene Portland's leading experts to teach multi-day workshops for active transportation professionals looking to hit the ground running (or cycling!) as they design multimodal options in their communities. We've been teaching these essential design skills for over a decade now, and have tutored over 550 professionals, from 34 states and 5 countries with many success stories.

These intensive, immersive learning opportunities serve as a valuable source of knowledge, connections, and inspiration to each cohort, so let us know if you’d like to be notified about our 2019 IBPI workshops and study abroad program.


Study Abroad: Sustainable Transportation in Utrecht, Netherlands (June 24 - July 5, 2019)

June 24 to July 5, 2019. Open to seniors and graduate students from any university in the U.S., this four-credit, two-week course presents an introduction to sustainable transportation and land use applications in the Dutch context. An immersive experience to explore the Dutch approach to cycling, transit, innovative mobility and land use– the curriculum will feature material that provides a comparison between U.S. and the Netherlands problems, priorities, and solutions. [Notify me with 2019 updates on the study abroad program]

Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses (Summer 2019)

Typically offered in June (dates TBD), this two-day course is designed to help transportation planning and engineering faculty integrate bicycle and pedestrian topics into their courses. We focus on a holistic approach to teaching transportation engineering and planning by integrating design for bicycles and pedestrians. You'll gain an understanding of state-of-the art practice as well obtain learning materials and resources to broaden your curriculum and course design. Read about the 2018 Workshop

Comprehensive Bikeway Design (Summer 2019)

Typically offered in July or August (dates TBD), this week-long workshop covers the fundamentals of bikeway design and planning through an intensive week of interactive classroom, field tours, and design exercises. Transportation engineers, urban planners, advocates, policymakers, municipal staff and other transportation professionals interested in nurturing cycling in their communities should attend. Participants must be able to bike up to 10 miles a day, and expect mild elevation. Read about the 2018 Workshop

Creating Effective Active Transportation Programs (Summer 2019)

Typically offered in August (dates TBD), this three-day workshop offers strategies for building and strengthening communities around increased walking and bicycling. You'll learn and experience firsthand the design of various successful active transportation programs that incorporate these encouragement and engagement strategies. The course offers insights and methods to make the case for policymakers, inspire communities, and build a movement toward healthier, more active cities. Read about the 2018 Workshop