Events

Faculty Workshop: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, June 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

This event is hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University, as part of its Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI) program.

This summer we're hosting three workshops through our program, the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI). Learn more: Comprehensive Bikeway Design (July 15–19) and Creating Effective Active Transportation Programs (July 21–23).

COURSE OVERVIEW

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.

AGENDA

The 2019 agenda is still being developed. For a general idea, take a look at the 2018 agenda (PDF).

INSTRUCTORS

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

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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 photos from the 2018 workshop.

REGISTRATION

Registration will open soon. Email asktrec@pdx.edu if you'd like to be notified when registration opens.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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.

ACCOMMODATIONS

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

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.