The 2013 Oregon Active Transportation Summit

Wednesday-Thursday, April 24 and 25
Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial St. SE, Salem
http://​www.oat-summit.com

1000 Friends is pleased to once again participate in the Oregon Active Transportation Summit (OATS), the state's largest gathering of advocates, researchers, planners, and others with an interest in healthy communities where walking, biking, and transit are safe, reliable options for residents.

Successful active transportation planning requires more than just bike lanes, though; it requires smart planning from the ground up.

Our Southern Oregon Advocate, Greg Holmes, will participate on a panel exploring The Intersection Between Land Use and Active Transportation on the first day of the summit at 3:15 PM:

Community land use plans and ordinances dictate the nature of the neighborhoods and cities we build, which in turn determines not only whether walking or bicycling is possible, but whether it is an attractive or practical option.  Knowing when and how to be involved in this process is essential for those advocating for more sustainable transportation options. We’ll discuss how the land use planning process can be used to enhance the possibilities for success, when and how to be most effective in shaping these plans and policies, and examples of innovative policies and projects that are helping promote active transportation in communities throughout southern Oregon.

Panelists: Greg Holmes, 1000 Friends of Oregon; Michael Black, City of Grants Pass; Dick Dolgonas.                    

Registration is still open for this exciting summit, with keynote speaker Mark Gorton of OpenPlans also discussing the intersection of land use planning and active transportation, plus panels on funding, health, analytics, and the economic impacts of active transportation.

Register here for just $60, including the full conference, two breakfasts, one lunch, and a networking reception!

 

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/24/2013 (All day) - Thu, 04/25/2013 (All day)