Oct 20, 2015

Seleta Reynolds of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation treated attendees of the Ann Niles Active Transportation Lecture to a provocative, entertaining presentation Oct. 6. Reynolds, the head of a 2,000-employee department, offered a perspective on striving for equity in a huge, diverse city.

TREC’s Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation program, or IBPI, Reynolds filled the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center at the Ecotrust building in northwest Portland Oct. 6. Her presentation ranged from Vision Zero to autonomous vehicles.

The Niles lecture series serves as a legacy to Ann Niles, an advocate for livable neighborhoods in Portland. The lecture also coincided with the kickoff of a two-year campaign to create the IBPI Innovation in Active Transportation Endowed Scholarship, designed to help Portland State attract and retain the best and brightest students.

In Los Angeles, making sure transportation decisions benefit all residents is a constant and evolving challenge, Reynolds said at the lecture. All communities need to be at the table for discussions that affect them. The key, Reynolds said, is to “listen quietly and speak with humility.”


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Jan 23, 2013

The Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation is pleased to announce three scholarship opportunities made possible through the generous donations of Rex Burkholder and Lydia Rich; Alta Planning + Design, and DKS.

  • The Rex Burkholder and Lydia Rich Scholarship supports a graduate student who intends to pursue a career related to bicycle and pedestrian transportation.
  • The Alta Planning + Design Scholarship supports a graduate student who is highly motivated to focus their studies on walking and cycling as mainstream forms of transportation. This is both a scholarship and a paid internship.
  • The DKS Scholarship will support a student seeking to better understand how communities integrate bicycling and walking through the engineering, design and planning processes.

For more information and applications, please visit:

For questions, please contact Hau Hagedorn at hagedorn@pdx.edu

Deadline:Thursday, February 21, 2013