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

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Thursday, July 16, 2020, 8:30am PDT to Friday, July 17, 2020, 4:30pm PDT
Dr. Chris Monsere, Portland State University
Portland State University
13 CMS | 13 PDH (estimated)

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 faculty workshop. Due to significant impacts on campus classroom access, needs for social distancing, and travelling, we felt that this was the right choice. While we did not want to miss a year - transitioning this workshop online would not meet our goals for experiential learning. We will issue full refunds to all registrants.



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 photos from last year's workshop.


This year's agenda is still being developed. For a general idea of what the course covers, take a look at the 2019 agenda.


Additional instructors will be announced and added here.

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

Dr. Christopher M. Monsere is Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the in the Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science at Portland State University. He is also an affiliated faculty member of the School of Urban Studies & Planning (USP). Monsere received his BSCE from the University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, Michigan) in 1995; his MSCE with an emphasis in transportation from Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa) in 1997; and his Ph.D. in civil engineering at Iowa State University in 2001. Dr. Monsere’s current research agenda broadly covers the area of multimodal transportation safety; management and dissemination of large transportation datasets.

Drusilla van Hengel, Nelson\Nygaard

Drusilla van Hengel is a Principal at Nelson\Nygaard. She has more than 20 years of academic and practical transportation planning and operations experience. She focuses on bicycle and pedestrian master planning and capital project development, project evaluation, healthy communities, and safe routes to schools and parks. Her academic background and public sector work in land development, traffic operations, and community planning provides a unique perspective and rich depth of experience that has benefited communities across the country as they decide how to take their next move toward making walking and bicycling viable options for people of all ages and abilities.


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.


After eight years of hosting this workshop, we can boast 94 participants from 54 universities in 30 states, plus Canada and Mexico. This map offers a snapshot of our national impact to date:


Click here to register. The $150 course fee includes light breakfast, lunch, course materials and standard bike rental. Electric-assist bicycles can be rented separately through the Bike Hub for an extra fee.

REFUND POLICY: Need to modify or cancel your registration? Email us at Refunds are available through June 30, 2020 less a $10 service fee. The registered participant may invite another person to substitute their place in the workshop at any time at no charge.


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. In addition to local hotels, Air B&B is another potential source to find a comfortable place to stay. We also offer a budget option for on-campus housing in basic, dormitory-style rooms. Register for on-campus housing.

Requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to Conference & Events Office, (503) 725-CONF, email: or the Disability Resource Center, (503) 725-4150, e-mail: In order to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be provided in time for this event, please make your requests as soon as possible.


This annual workshop is supported by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), a U.S. DOT funded center.

The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and young professionals through education.