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This year’s Oregon Active Transportation Summit, Move Oregon Forward, will ground our community of advocates, organizers, professionals, and decision-makers in the shared belief that a better future is possible.

Speakers will be added regularly so check back for updates!

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8:00 AM


9:00 AM

Welcome Address & Keynote

10:30 AM


10:45 AM

Future Proofing Oregon – Multimodal, Connected Communities

Part 1: Future Oregon: The Oregon Transportation Plan as an Intersectional Framework

Part 2: For All Ages and Abilities: How Oregon’s New Planning Requirements Aim to Boost Walking and Biking

Part 3: Growth, Urban and Rural Transportation Needs, and Developing Climate Friendly Communities

Last Mile, Best Mile: Sustainable Freight
(E-Cargo Bikes)

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Advancing Safe Routes Investments Statewide

Part 1: Lessons Learned From Advancing SRTS Planning in Oregon Communicites

Part 2: 9 Dos & Don’ts for Your Next Traffic Safety Campaign: Evidence Based Strategies for Successful Behavior Change

Part 3: SRTS Overview & Updates

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

Plenary: Transportation Spending in Oregon

2:15 PM


2:30 PM

Lessons in E-Bike Advocacy From the 2024 Session + Road to 2025

Part 1: A Guide to Short Session Advocacy

Part 2: Roses, Thorns & Buds – Debriefing 2024 Session and Next Steps for E-Bike Legislation in Oregon

Mobility for All Ages and Abilities

Part 1: Unlocking Mobility: Empowering Portland’s Youth Through the Transportation Academy

Part 2: The Other Historical Inequity in Active Mobility Infrastructure Planning & Investments: Building a Bridge to Older Adults

Part 3: Allow Community Members with Disabilities to Remain Active with More Consistency

Advancing Safe Routes Investments for Suburban Communities

Part 1: City of Hillsboro Bike/Ped Prioritization Framework and Implementation Plan: Leveraging Public, Private, and Student Collaboration to Create Safer Streets for All

Part 2: Connecting Communities, East Multnomah County Partnerships for Safe Routes to School

Part 3: Building Civic and Social Capital Through Pedestrian Safety Projects in Tualatin

3:30 PM


4:00 PM

Technical Innovations

Part 1: Best Practices in Micromobility Planning and Design

Part 2: Using AI to Measure Transportation Investments’ Climate Impacts

Part 3: Beyond the Peak: An All-Day Operations Performance Measure Framework for Intersection and Corridor Evaluation

We Have a Grant for That

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Advancing Investments for Rural Communities

Part 1: The Transformational Potential of Active Transportation Investments in Rural Communities

Part 2: Multi-Use Paths: Creating Walking, Biking, and Rolling Paths to Connect Oregon Communities

Part 3: Rurals Get Real

5:30 PM
Presented byNW Natural

Networking Reception – 250 SW Taylor Street Portland, Oregon 97204

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8:00 AM

Registration and Coffee

9:00 AM

Welcome Address & Keynote

10:15 AM


10:45 AM

Plenary: Move Oregon Forward

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

Transit Panel

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Big Ideas for Redesigning our System

Part 1: 18 Things You Can (and can’t) Do With the New MUTCD

Part 2: Vehicle Design and Pedestrian Injury

Part 3: Urban Design Verification: Transforming Ideas Into On-the-Ground Solutions

Part 4: OpenStreetMap for Equitable Navigation

Safe Routes Innovation

Part 1: Urban Design Verification: Transforming Ideas Into On-the-Ground Solutions

Part 2: Community-Based Street Transformations

Part 3: A Collaborative Approach to Safer Streets: Community Prioritization for Investments in East Multnomah County

Part 4: Bike Buses: New Opportunities for Activating Safe Routes to School

2:00 PM


2:30 PM

Trails Panel

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Session TBA

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Safe Routes Active Transportation

Part 1: Breaking Barriers to Protected Bike Lane Implementation

Part 2: Stretching the Dollar: Maximizing Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Investments

3:30 PM


4:00 PM

Community Innovations for Equitable Mobility

Part 1: Thinking Outside the Box for Our Blocks: Exploring Artistic Interventions for Safe Streets
Part 2: Transcreation in TDM,
“The Case of Loteria Go”
Part 3: Making Biking for Everyone: How Bike Share Programs Can Improve Health and Bring Communities Together
Part 4: Solutions by E-Bike, Lasting Innovation and Impact

Emerging Programs and Pilots

Part 1: Mobility Access for All: An Equity-Focused Universal Basic Mobility (UBM) Program for Income-Qualified Participants
Part 2: Delivery By Transit – The New Possibilities of a Digital World

Let’s Ride a Bike!
Collaborating to Teach a Community to Ride

Community partners in Lane County, in Oregon, have developed an ongoing collaboration to ensure that community members of all ages and abilities have one of the basic skills of active transportation: the ability to ride a bike. Collectively, partners including Safe Routes to School, municipalities, non-profit organizations and others have taught approximately 2,000 new riders over the last few years and have built skills towards that end for many more, spreading joy, confidence and building independence along the way.

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9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Bike with Us: Deliver Goods in the Zero-Emission Delivery Zone

Learn about the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grant won by PBOT to pilot a Zero-Emission Delivery Zone and test digital infrastructure tools, on-the-ground! Part of this pilot partners B-Line Urban Delivery and PBOT to increase Micro-Delivery Hub (MicroHub) operations and refine and scale the use of e-cargo trikes as last-mile solutions. B-Line and PBOT staff will lead a bike ride to a common delivery account to demo delivery and show the benefits of e-cargo trike delivery to the three zero-emission loading zones.

10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Transit Tour to Tigard’s Power to the Pedal E-Bike Share Pilot

See first-hand what a residential e-bike pilot can look like! The City of Tigard received a Drive Change Grant from PGE to set up small e-bike shares at two Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) communities. Operated by Westside Transportation Alliance, the program has been running since the summer of 2023. Attendees will ride transit as a group to Tigard, network over a no-host lunch, and ride transit back as a group.

1:00 – 4:00 PM

Inviting Joy and Wonder Through Walking: A Forest Bathing-Inspired Experience

Forest bathing involves a series of mindfulness and sensory-based prompts and exercises for participants to engage with while walking through a forest environment. This practice has been proven to have health benefits, and also builds community, increases presence, and connection to the environment. In addition to this being a meaningful way to slow down and connect with other OATS attendees, this will also give participants mindful walking exercises to take back into their communities. These exercises may be relevant to walk audits or walk to school events and used as a tool to weave joy, wonder, and mindfulness into Safe Routes to School programs.

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Annual OATS Bike Ride

Join PBOT’s Bicycle Coordinator, Roger Geller, and Kittelson Senior Planner, Nick Gross, to ride the newest neighborhood greenways, and discuss past and future projects, the city’s bike network, and infrastructure.