Course: On-Street Bikeways And Off-Street Trails: An Integrated Approach (Aug. 11)

Course: On-Street Bikeways And Off-Street Trails: An Integrated Approach (Aug. 11)

Portland State University

The course will cover planning, design, implementation and maintenance of various bikeway types, using both classroom and on-bike experiential learning. Participants will:
- gain an understanding of the role of bicycling in local transportation systems;
- develop proficiency in methods of planning and designing rights-of-way that promote cycling for transportation and recreation;
- learn the critical components of successful integration of bicycling in urban infrastructure.

Specific topics will include:
- bicycle user types;
- bicycle facilities, including shared use paths, bike lanes, paths, boulevards, shoulders and shared lanes, and facility selection;
- bikeway design, including integrating bikeways into roadway and bridge design and retrofitting existing streets;
- intersection design;
- data collection and analysis;
- off-street paths and greenways, including user conflicts, economic impacts, safety concerns, and trail-roadway intersections.

This course is intended for planners and designers who work with transportation, recreation and urban rights-of-way. It will be taught by two bikeway design leaders: Mia Birk, Principal, Alta Planning and Design, and Roger Geller, Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Portland.

When and where? Saturday August 11, 2007, immediately following TrailLink 2007 and before the Bridge Pedal. The course will be on the Portland State University campus in downtown Portland, OR.

Course Format: 9 am – 3 pm, with 2 hours in class and 4 hours on bike.

Registration: The fee for this professional development course is $295 for an individual. This includes the cost of lunch, bike and helmet rental, and course materials. A $50 discount applies if you bring your own bike and helmet. The fee does not include travel, lodging or other meals while in Portland.

Registration deadline is August 3rd. The registration form is linked at

For more information: Contact the IBPI at [email protected] or 503-725-4024.

This course is sponsored the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (ibpi), an exciting new program at Portland State University's Center for Transportation Studies. The IBPI's purpose is to enhance policies, programs, and projects that promote pedestrian and bicycle travel through research, education, and outreach.

Related Link: IBPI Bikeways and Trails Course

For more information contact:

Lynn Weigand
Portland State University
PO Box 751
OR 97207-0751

Phone: 503-725-4042
Fax: 503-725-5480
Email: [email protected]

Posted July 10, 2007

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