Portland State University 2-Day Bicycle and Pedestrian Design Course

KAI led the development of a two-day course on designing for bicycle and pedestrian safety for the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI) at Portland State University. The course focused on engineering solutions for bicycles and pedestrians at urban intersections, with a key emphasis on retrofitting existing facilities to better accommodate non-motorized travel. Participants were taught how to design intersections, providing both safety and mobility for non-motorized users, and incorporated several recent national research efforts. The course included a detailed review of relevant policies and standards, including the MUTCD and AASHTO, and covered how they apply in a variety of settings, such as retrofits and new facilities. The course also included a detailed field element to introduce participants to real-world problems, and challenge them to develop appropriate solutions.