IBPI Faculty Workshop: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses

IBPI 2018 Faculty BikePed Curriculum.png
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 8:00am PDT to Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 4:30pm PDT
Portland State University
13 CMS | 13 PDH

This summer we're hosting three workshops through our program, the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI). Learn more: Comprehensive Bikeway Design (Aug 13 - 17) and Creating Effective Active Transportation Programs (Aug 19 - 21).


Hosted every summer since 2012, 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.

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. 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 rental, you can reserve online at the PSU Bike Hub.


See the latest version of the 2018 workshop agenda (PDF).


Christopher Monsere, Department Chair & Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University

Drusilla van Hengel, Principal, Nelson/Nygaard

Derek Abe, Planning Associate, Alta Planning + Design

Mike Rose, Principal, Alta Planning + Design

Peter Koonce, Division Manager, Signals & Street Lighting Division, City of Portland


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. We have hosted this workshop every summer for many years. Check out recent photos from the 2016 workshop and 2015 workshop.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - The fee for this professional development course is $100. The fee includes morning coffee, snacks, lunch, course materials and standard bike rental. The fee does not include travel, lodging or other meals while in Portland.


This two-day workshop is typically eligible for approximately 13 hours of training which is equal 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.


If you need a place to stay during the workshop, we can recommend some nearby hotels: Check out our guide to visiting Portland.