1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
This Portland State University course is sponsored by the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation
Local traffic and transportation issues, transportation options, and how to get things done in your neighborhood are the focus of this well-respected, ten-week university course.
What: A 10-week course sponsored by PBOT and PSU's Urban Studies Program
When: Fall Term 2018, exact date and time TBD
Where: Portland State University Urban Center Building
Who: Designed for the neighborhood activist, new or experienced, who wants to make a difference in traffic and transportation issues in Portland. Open to Portland residents only.
Application Due: Aug. 2018
Over 1,000 Portland residents have taken this popular class and learned how to negotiate the maze of traffic and transportation agencies and issues. Here's your chance to hear about how you can make a difference even in these times of budget cuts and constraints. Speakers include policy and decision makers, planners, and engineers from TriMet, Metro, and PBOT. The class is facilitated by Rick Gustafson, transportation planning consultant and former Metro executive officer.
View the 2017 course outline here.
This class if free if taken for no credit.
Limited space is available for the 10-week class during the fall term. Full scholarships are available to qualified City of Portland residents for the non-credit course. Deadline for scholarship application is 8/31/18, however the class fills quickly and you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
You may also take the course for one undergraduate or graduate credit at PSU. Contact the Urban Studies and Planning Department for more information.
To register for paid non-credit/audit or non-admitted one-credit class: Contact PSU Admissions Office
To register for credit class full-time PSU students: Register as you would for any other undergraduate or graduate PSU course.
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The purpose of the class project is to learn how to work effectively with your local transportation agencies to get things done in your neighborhood.For this project, you will select one thing related to transportation in your community that you think could be better. If it were up to you, how would you improve the issue? What do you think a good solution would be?
Through the course of the project, we will walk through the process of developing that solution in partnership with your local agencies and moving it forward to
Your project can be very specific in scope: a single square of uneven sidewalk on your block that needs leveling or a single intersection that could use better lighting. It can run the length of a corridor, such as improving traffic signal timing along a street or creating a new bikeway. Or it or it can be city-wide in nature, such as introducing a new program like Street Seats or changing a specific transportation policy.
The important thing is that you are familiar enough with your site to have a first-hand understanding of the problem and ideas about what a solution to that problem would look like
Steve Dotterrer's lecture on transportation's role in Portland's creation
A list of City of Portland Transportation web pages with pertinent class information
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