Friday Transportation Seminar (PBOT Edition): Our Young People and the Gateway to Opportunity
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 11:30am

This event is hosted by TREC at Portland State University. Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. With the start of 2019, we're changing it up a bit! The seminar will be delivered 11:30 am (sharp) - 12:30 pm, with additional discussion over coffee and donuts afterwards. You can also watch online.

Periodically, we're teaming up with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to bring you special editions—featuring guest speakers from PBOT—merging our seminar series and the long-standing PBOT Lunch & Learn.

LOCATION: Karl Miller Center at PSU, 615 SW Harrison St., Room 465


The Community Cycling Center has been working with youth through the "Big Jump: Gateway to Opportunity" project. We'll be discussing our exploratory educational model and the ways the project can increase accessibility and opportunity for the youth living and learning in the Gateway neighborhoods.


  • How exploration can drive learning and retention
  • The current conditions and barriers youth face when using active transportation in the neighborhood
  • What existing infrastructure exists
  • How the Gateway to Opportunity can connect the existing infrastructure and improve access for our young people


Jonnie Ling, Community Cycling Center

Jonnie Ling is the Director of Programs and Enterprise at the Community Cycling Center. He as been with the organization for 11 years. He has worked in bicycle education since 2003 and is committed to working with the community to create a more equitable and multicultural approach to bicycle education.


This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.


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The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. They plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. PBOT keeps Portland moving.


 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.