Monday, April 2, 2012

FW: Get your registration in for the Oregon Active Transporation Summit!


2012 Oregon Active Transportation Summit – April 16-17, Salem

The excitement is building! People from all over the state are signing up to be part of the Oregon Active Transportation Summit – the year's premier gathering of active transportation advocates. Come join us as we shape the future of active transportation!

This is your chance to stay up to date and fully involved in Oregon's cycling, walking and transit issues – and registration for the Oregon Active Transportation Summit is only $50 per person.

The conference officially kicks off Monday evening with an inspirational opening session called "The Future of Active Transportation" from Alan Durning of the Sightline Institute. The event continues all day Tuesday, with keynote speakers, a wide variety of breakout sessions to sample, and a must-see lunchtime panel called "Bikes Mean Business" that explores the economic benefits of promoting cycling.

On Monday, before the conference officially begins, there will be a variety of meetings and one all-day session on the NACTO bikeway design guide. These meetings and session are open to all conference registrants.

Click here to see the full agenda for the summit and the meeting schedule.

Your registration includes a reception the first evening, light breakfast and lunch the second day, plus the chance to connect with some of the most involved transportation advocates around. Get an updated agenda and all the event details at the Oregon Active Transportation Summit website.

The pre-conference session on The NACTO (National Association of City Transportation Officials) bikeway design guide will be offered on Monday, April 16 from 9 a.m. – 5p.m. Taught by Roger Geller, Rob Burchfield and Peter Koonce, the session will cover the 21 designs found in the guide as well as other treatments in use, but not yet covered there.

The NACTO Guide presents both detailed designs and examples of how best practice bikeways are being implemented throughout North America.

The course is intended for traffic engineers, project managers, planners and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts and discussion of more recent bikeway designs.

Completing the training offers 6 professional development hours and the NACTO guide is available for purchase when registering for the summit.

2012 Oregon Active Transportation Summit
April 16-17
Salem Conference Center
200 Commercial St. SE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Attendees $50; Exhibitors $30
Host Hotel: Grand Hotel   Cycle Oregon