Join transportation experts and local leaders for an informative and fun day of learning how to provide safe and efficient active transportation options--walking, biking, and transit--throughout Southern Oregon communities. Our Southern Oregon Advocate, Greg Holmes, will be a featured speaker on a panel discussing "Why Active Communities Depend on Good Land Use Plans."

More info from the event website:

8:30am – Registration opens, coffee is hot

9:00am – Welcome – Jenna Stanke, Jackson County Roads & Parks

9:15am – Transportation Options for All Ages – Jerry Cohen, State Director for AARP Oregon

9:45am – How Bicycles Can Save Small-Town America - Russ Roca and Laura Crawford of The Path Less Pedaled

10:45am – Breakout session 1 – choose between:

Bikes Mean Business – Cycling Infrastructure and Economic Development

Russ and Laura of The Path Less Pedaled; Merrill Hayes, Ashland and Medford Cycle Sport

Land Use Planning & Active Transportation - Why Active Communities Depend on Good Land Use Plans and Active People

Greg Holmes, 1,000 Friends of Oregon; Michael A. Black, AICP, Community Development Director for City of Grants Pass; Craig Anderson, Jackson County Development Services

11:45am – Lunch served

12:15pm – Keynote: The Power of Walking - Scott Bricker, Executive Director of America Walks

1:15pm – Briefs: ODOT’s Active Transportation Agenda - David Lohman, Oregon Transportation Commission; and

Finding Treasure in the New Federal Transportation Law - Chris Rall, Transportation for America

1:45pm – Breakout session 2 – choose between:

Walking Campaigns & Resources - Scott Bricker, America Walks

Bike Facilities and Safety on Rural Roads in Washington County – Shelley Oylear, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for Washington County

3:00pm –  The Big Idea – Attendees will vote on ideas from the group to choose a favorite Big Idea for advancing active transportation in the region

3:30pm – summit ends

Thanks to our sponsors! ODOT Transportation OptionsRVTDJackson CountyREICycle SportAshland Parks & RecreationCity of Central PointCity of MedfordBear Creek Greenway FoundationHampton Inn Medford, and Creative Marketing & Design

Registration has closed, but if you’re interested in attending, please contact Nathan Broom at RVTD to inquire about any spots that may have opened up. or 541-608-2411.

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/19/2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm