Dates, topics set for 2012 Oregon Active Transportation Summit

A scene from last year. (Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) If you want to join the state’s leading active transportation advocates, policymakers, and citizen activists at the 2nd annual Oregon Active Transportation Summit, mark your calendar for April 16-17th. Cycle Oregon (yes, they put on that big, great ride, but they also do a lot of … Read more

Lobbying for walking and biking in Salem: A photo essay

A week may have already passed since the Oregon Active Transportation Summit down in Salem, but our news intern Patrick Croasdaile and I still have notes and photos to share. Of particular note was Patrick’s experience at the big “Lobby Day” on Wednesday. Organized by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Lobby Day consisted of dozens of … Read more

Summit panel urges stronger connection between mobility, race, health

The panelists: L to R: Dr. Philip Wu, Olivia Quiroz, Mychal Tetteh, Noelle Dobson.(Photos: BikePortland/Patrick Croasdaile) In recent years, the fields of public health, equity and transportation policy have become increasingly linked. At a breakout session at the Active Transportation Summit yesterday, advocates and experts came together to learn more about why these issues are … Read more

Photo slideshow from Oregon Active Transportation Summit

See our slideshow below.(Photo © J. Maus) It’s been a full day of speeches, conversations, networking and info sessions here at the Oregon Active Transportation Summit. The event is a yearly effort to bring together Oregon’s transportation advocates to share and gain knowledge. Tomorrow is the climax of the Summit when the few hundred attendees … Read more

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National leader shares 12 trends that will help bicycling grow

A slide from Blumenthal’s presentation. Tim Blumenthal of Bikes Belong (an industry-backed, non-profit bike advocacy group) helped kick things off here at the 2011 Oregon Active Transportation Summit in Salem today by sharing a presentation titled, 12 Trends That Will Help Bicycling Grow. Here’s the list: Bike sharing systems linked with infrastructure investment: “It’s a … Read more