Portland State University’s IBPI program is excited to announce an upcoming professional development workshop with an exclusive focus on designing bicycle and pedestrian multi-use trails. Taught by designers from Alta Planning + Design, this is a highly interactive course that includes classroom presentations and field tours of some of the biggest trail challenges and best solutions in Portland. Professionals who are engaged in planning, designing or advocating for bicycle and pedestrian networks at the community or regional level are invited to attend. The course is also open to engineering and planning students.
Classroom instruction will include discussions of trail widths, surfacing, road crossings and other fine-grained practical concerns, using examples from the best trails around the country. We will also discuss safety, user types, trail types, sustainable infrastructure and more. The field tour will take participants beside the highway along the I-205 path, highlighting connections to Portland’s light rail system; along the Springwater Corridor including places where the route follows neighborhood greenways; and down the floating walkway of the Eastbank Esplanade, along the east bank of the Willammette River. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of trail challenges they are currently facing in their communities. Those who are tackling trail gaps, difficult crossings, or challenging connections to the on-street network can draw on the expertise of course instructors and fellow students as we work as a group to examine issues, find precedents, and sketch out potential solutions.
This 1.5-day workshop will provide approximately 9 hours of training which equals 9 CM credits or 9 PDHs.