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Learn bikeway design from our experts in Portland, OR this summer!

Jul 25, 2016
Portland, OR



Comprehensive Bikeway Design 2.0 
July 25-29, 2016 

This IBPI advanced course covers the fundamentals of bikeway design and planning through an intensive week of interactive classroom and field experience. The course primarily focuses on improving existing bicycle networks. The course will highlight the latest research and innovative practice and provide you with skills and diverse perspectives to take your bike network to the next level.

Course instructors are experts in bicycle engineering, planning policy and design. They draw from years of experience creating innovative designs, getting them implemented and then assessing and improving them over multiple generations. Instructors use project examples to highlight practical applications of the principles and techniques covered. Special emphasis is placed on working with stakeholders to change ineffective designs and navigate legal and institutional barriers to experimental approaches.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Select the appropriate bicycle facility design based on urban form, traffic conditions, multimodal and urban/suburban/rural context
  • Describe some traffic signal and control strategies to improve bicycle facility design
  • Use the FHWA Experiment process to test innovative bikeway design
  • Describe the differences between various national guidance on designing bicycle facilities
  • Identify different strategies for dealing with bike facilities at intersections
  • Describe and apply flexibility in design
IBPI courses are eligible for continuing education credits including PDH and CM.
Confirmed instructors or speakers:

Robert Burchfield, NW Regional Engineering Director at Toole Design Group
Nick Falbo, Senior Planner at Alta Planning + Design
Dana Dickman, Principal at Alta Planning + Design
Steve Hoyt McBeth, Transportation Division Project Manager at City of Portland 
Peter Koonce, Adjunct Professor & Signals Division Manager at City of Portland
Shelley Oylear, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator at Washington County
Jessica Roberts, Principal & Programs Manager at Alta Planning + Design
Drusilla van Hengel, Principal at Nelson\Nygaard
Deven Young, Designer at Alta Planning + Design

For more info including a detailed agenda, visit our course website:

We also have a beginner bikeway design course, more info at:

Published on:
May 17, 2016 - 2:31pm
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