BikePed Professional Development Interest Form
Offered through the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), every year we host a variety of training opportunities for international bicycle and pedestrian professionals. IBPI is a program of the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University. Learn more:

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Study Abroad: Sustainable Transportation in Utrecht, Netherlands
Open to both students and professionals, this course presents an introduction to sustainable transportation and land use applications in the Dutch context. An immersive experience to explore the Dutch approach to cycling, transit, innovative mobility and land use– the curriculum will feature material that provides a comparison between U.S. and the Netherlands problems, priorities, and solutions. Registration is not yet open, and dates have not yet been determined.
Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses
Typically offered in June (dates TBD), 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. Registration is not yet open, and dates have not yet been determined.
Comprehensive Bikeway Design
Typically offered in July - September, this week-long workshop covers the fundamentals of bikeway design and planning through an intensive week of interactive classroom, field tours, and design exercises. Transportation engineers, urban planners, advocates, policymakers, municipal staff and other transportation professionals interested in nurturing cycling in their communities should attend. Participants must be able to bike up to 10 miles a day, and expect mild elevation. Registration is not yet open, and dates have not yet been determined.
Planning for Active Transportation: If You Build It, Will They Come?
Typically offered in July - September, 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. Registration is not yet open, and dates have not yet been determined.
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