IBPI Workshop: Planning for Active Transportation: If You Build It, Will They Come?

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Event Date: 
Sunday, July 21, 2019, 8:00am PDT to Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
Portland State University
19.5 CMS | 19.5 PDH (estimated)

This summer we're hosting three workshops through our program, the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI). Learn more: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses (June 20–21) and Comprehensive Bikeway Design (July 15–19).


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 strategies.

We'll kick it off with city staff on a behind-the-scenes learning tour of Portland's Sunday Parkways, the city's premiere Open Streets initiative that attracts over 80,000 participants annually. The subsequent days will delve into other transportation demand management and transportation options programs that play a key role in helping more people to bike, walk, and use transit.

This course offers insights and strategies to make the case for policymakers, inspire communities, and build a movement toward healthier, more active cities. See photos of last year's workshop, and of previous years.




Introductions and Orientation

The Portland Story: If You Build It, Will They Come?

See launch of the Walk for Immigrants and Refugees

Field Tour: Sunday Parkways in Outer Northeast: An Open Streets Event

Field Tour: Sunday Parkways Outer NE, cont

Evening Happy Hour


Tactical Urbanism and Urban Protoyping: Lecture followed by Field Tour

Field Tour: Implementing Wide-Scale TDM Strategies at PSU

Field Tour: Implementing Wide-Scale TDM Strategies at OHSU

Innovation in TDM Strategies

Advancing TDM on a Regional Scale (+Mosaic Project)

Optional Social Tours in Evening


Vision Zero and Culture Change: Engagement, Mitigation, and Response

Portland in the Streets

SmartTrips: Changing Behavior One Trip at a Time

Putting it All Together: Media Campaigns and Communicating the Value of an Open Streets Event

Measuring Success and Program Growth

Reflection: Applying Lessons Learned & Takeways (Goal Setting)


Rich Cassidy, Senior Transportation Planner, City of Portland

Clint Culpepper, Transportation Options Manager, Portland State University

Dana Dickman, Traffic Safety Section Manager & Safe Routes Manager, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Marne Duke, Senior Public Affairs Specialist, Metro

Renata Frantum, SmartTrips & Ambassador Program Coordinator, City of Portland

Alexis Gabriel, Sunday Parkways Coordinator/Portland Pathways Coordinator, City of Portland

Hau Hagedorn, Associate Director, Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University

John Landolfe, Transportation Options Coordinator, OHSU Transportation and Parking

Jessica Roberts, Principal, Alta Planning + Design

Gwen Shaw, Engineer, Toole Design Group


Urban planners, community advocates, policymakers, municipal staff and other transportation professionals interested in nurturing walking and cycling in their communities.


Register here. The $525 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.


Need to modify or cancel your registration? Email us at asktrec@pdx.edu. Refunds are available through June 30, 2019 less a $50 service fee. The registered participant may invite another person to substitute their place in the workshop at any time at no charge.


Professional development hours for this course will be approximately 19.5 CMs or PDHs, and has been pre-approved for AICP credit (see our AICP provider summary here). We will provide an attendance certificate to those who need to document their professional development hours.


VISITING PORTLAND: For those wishing to stay off campus, we can recommend some nearby hotels and tips for getting around town.

Air B&B is another potential source to find a comfortable place to stay.

Budget option: Participants in this workshop are eligible to register 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: conferences@pdx.edu or the Disability Resource Center, (503) 725-4150, e-mail: drc@pdx.edu. In order to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be provided in time for this event, please make your requests as soon as possible.


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.