Professional Development Course in Bike-Ped Friendly Site Design Offered in Portland, OR

Date: Monday, March 31, 2014 
Location: Downtown Portland, OR

Current site design practice typically assumes that users will arrive by car, often creating hostile conditions for those arriving on foot or by bicycle. This 1-day course offered at Portland State University teaches participants how to apply human factors in rethinking and redesigning commercial, civic, office, and light industrial sites so they are attractive, safe and convenient for pedestrians and bicyclists. The course will include opportunities for interaction and application of concepts in small group exercises.

Topics will include:

  • Access Management
  • Building orientation
  • Parking lot design
  • Pedestrian access
  • Bicycle access and bicycle parking
  • Building design – exterior and interior

Course instructor Dr. Lynn Weigand is a transportation and design consultant based in Portland, OR. She was the founding director of the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI) at Portland State University. IBPI leads innovation in research and education that promotes change to make communities safe, convenient and accessible places to walk and ride a bike. She is interested in how we shape places that support active lifestyles and foster community life in the public realm. As an adjunct instructor at Portland State, she has taught courses on bicycle and pedestrian travel, design analysis and trail planning. Dr. Weigand has more than 20 years of public, nonprofit and private sector experience in community and transportation planning with the City of Portland Office of Transportation, Moore Iacofano Goltsman (MIG), Livable Oregon and the League of California Cities.

Visit the course webpage to register and for more information. Questions can be emailed to ibpi@pdx.edu.

Location:
Room 180, Native American Student & Community Center (NASCC)
710 SW Jackson St
Portland, OR 97201

Registration Fee: $295 (includes course materials, continental breakfast, and lunch)

Continuing Education Credits: This 1-day workshop will provide approximately 7 hours of training which equals to 7 CMs or 7 PDHs. IBPI applies to the AICP for Certification Maintenance credit for each workshop. We will provide an attendance certificate to those who document their professional development hours. 

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