Workshop: Creating Effective Active Transportation Programs
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 8:00am to Tuesday, July 23, 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: 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. 


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




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


Registration will open soon. Email if you'd like to be notified when registration opens. The 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.


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.


ON-CAMPUS HOUSINGParticipants in this Creative Effective Active Transportation Programs workshop are eligible to register for housing in PSU residence halls. More information will be posted soon.

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

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.

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.