2016 Oregon Active Transportation Mobile Workshop Registration Now Open!

We are proud to offer Oregon Active Transportation Summit mobile workshops and evening Pecha Kucha Session as both added benefits to Summit registration and free and open-to-the-public events that broaden access to this great event.

We hope you can join us for one or more of these many wonderful opportunities!

While there is no additional cost for these opportunities, space is limited, and advance registration is required for mobile workshops.

Participants in bike tours are responsible for providing their own bicycle. Bike Rental info here.

Don’t forget to register for the full Summit and then register for specific mobile workshops by clicking on the titles below.

Active Transportation Pecha Kucha Session, Monday,  March 14th, 7:00 p.m.

The Waypost, 3120 N Williams Ave.

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, in the PechaKucha 20×20 format: 20 images, each for 20 seconds.


1. Steve Hoyt McBeth, Portland Bureau of Transportation: Portland Bike Share Freak Out!
2. Cathy Cibor, Alta Planning + Design: Pedestrian Safety Campaigns That Don’t Suck
3. Matt Childs, Sportworks: Bike Parking Made Easy
4. Ayleen Crotty, Filmed by Bike: How to Foster Bike Culture for Healthy Cities
5. Evan Manvel, DLCD: Lizard Brains on Transportation
6. Heather McCarey, Explore Washington Park: I’m a Traffc Flagger
7. Rob Sadowsky, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Bike the Vote 2016 Platform
8. Rebecca Hamilton, Metro: Non-Transportation: Do these sweatpants make me look business casual?

9. Joshua Cohen, Fat Pencil Studio: Mind the [Expertise] Gap!


Mobile Workshops

Trails and Transit on the Westside (Biking Tour) Cancelled due to inclement weather

Sunday, March 13th, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
(Meet at the Sentinel (614 SW 11th) at 1 p.m. or Merlo Road MAX Station 1:45 p.m.)

Explore the region’s Westside by bike while learning how to effectively connect trails, transit, and bikeways to create an active transportation network in the suburbs. We’ll see the Westside and Waterhouse Trails, new connections to MAX light rail, and how bike share fits into the mix with major employers such as Nike.

Led by Lisa Frank, Bicycle Transportation Alliance; Jeff Owen, TriMet; Jenny Cadigan and Ross Peizer, Westside Transportation Alliance

Streets as Places (Walking Tour)

Sunday, March 13, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Streets are often thought of as ways to move through rather than as a place to be. Come explore Portland’s special streets, where placemaking is favored over throughput. Route is fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or mobility devices.

Led by: Nick Falbo, Alta Planning + Design; Denver Igarta, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Sidewalk Closed: A look at construction detours and the impact on pedestrians in Portland (Walking Tour)  Rescheduled; Stay Tuned

Sunday, March 13th, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

As Portland grows and development pops up all over the city, an important aspect of street safety is being left out of the conversation. Construction detours are increasingly prevalent, often prioritize parking and vehicle mobility over pedestrian and bike traffic and there is not a consistent policy to ensure that a safe and accessible route is available – a particularly troublesome problem for our aging communities and people with disabilities. Take a tour, right outside the Summit doors, of some of the conditions that we would like to see changed to ensure that we aren’t backpedaling on our safety investments by covering them up for months on end and impacting our most vulnerable roadway users. Route is fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or mobility devices.

Led by Noel Mickelberry, Executive Director of Oregon Walks

Freight on Three Wheels (Biking Tour)

Tuesday, March 15th 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Why use a truck when you could use a trike? Workshop attendees will participate in a mobile tour that explores the world of last-mile delivery as carried out on a cargo tricycle. Participants will follow a trike to B-line’s new headquarters in the Central Eastside Industrial District to get a sense of how this urban consolidation center supports the regional food system. From there, we’ll follow a B-line trike picking up goods from a customer and making a delivery downtown, gaining an understanding of where and how cargo trikes are the right tool for the job in urban freight delivery. We’ll talk about how this mode benefits customers and the community, and see first-hand which elements of urban infrastructure the B-line trikes utilize to make delivery efficient.

Led by Franklin Jones, B-line

Walking the Walk at Traffic Signals (Walking Tour)

Tuesday, March 15th, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

This walking tour of Portland’s four newest traffic signals will provide participants an opportunity to see how the City’s traffic signal engineering team is leading with active transportation projects on the ground. On the tour, participants will see a pedestrian scramble, leading pedestrian intervals, and signal timing that supports active transportation. Route is fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or mobility devices.

Led by:  Peter Koonce, P.E., manages the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Signals, Street Lighting, & ITS Division. He is a member of the Bicycle Technical Committee of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and was appointed Chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Traffic Signal Systems. Peter is in his second year as a Board Member of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance.

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