The Oregon Active Transportation Summit — to be held April 24 to 25 in Salem, OR –brings together people from across the state who want to be fully involved in Oregon’s bicycling, walking and transit issues. The history of the event goes back to the Oregon Bike Summit but it has expanded to encompass all modes of active transportation.
Registration for the two-day conference is only $60 per person. Participants have access to break-out discussions, two breakfasts, one lunch, one afternoon break and an evening networking session. The conference also includes a chance to connect with state legislators and leaders in active transportation from across the state.
Photo by Will Vanlue
Here’s more of what you can look forward to at this year’s Oregon Active Transportation Summit:
The first day of the conference will start with a trailblazing keynote speaker: Mark Gorton, executive director of OpenPlans and founder of the influential production company Streetfilms, which documents livable streets across the world. The balance of the day will include breakout sessions, a lunchtime panel discussion and a networking reception.
The event agenda will focus on the main subject areas of finding funding, using tools for progress, gaining valuable information, and learning from examples that work. A sampling of breakout topics on Day One includes:
• Active Transportation: Potential for Macro Benefits
• A Network Greater than the Sum of its Parts: Transit + Active Transportation
• Fix it First
• Trails, Tourism and Rural Travel
After a group opening session in the morning, Day Two offers a choice of lobbying in legislators’ offices, attending committee meetings or taking the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide Training program. Participants who choose to engage in lobbying will help support the BTA’s legislative agenda.
Register now for the Oregon Active Transportation Summit to stay up to date and involved with bicycling, walking, and transit issues in Oregon!