Creating Healthy, Vibrant Communities


When: March 30-31, 2015

Where: The Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR

Please join us for two days of inspiring mobile workshops, plenaries, professional training, and networking with innovators, thought leaders, and passionate professionals from the Pacific Northwest. If you are a professional, policy maker, or advocate working in the fields of transportation planning and engineering, community development, recreation and tourism, or public health, this event is for you!

Featuring keynote presentations from:

Sessions on:

  • Planning and engineering tools;
  • Equity and Social Justice;
  • Public Health and Safety;
  • Recreation and Economic Development;
  • Design Innovations,
  • and Emerging Research

AICP and ASLA credits available. Please see full agenda for approved sessions.


Two-Day: Early Bird: $200, Standard $240

One-Day: Early Bird: $105, Standard $130


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Early-bird registration ended February 27th.

Registration includes: Light breakfast, full lunch, and networking reception on Day 1, and lunch on Day 2.


A limited number of scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out a brief scholarship application by noon on Monday, March 2nd. Scholarships will be announced by Monday, March, 9th.




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Sunday, March 29 – Various Locations

Afternoon: Mobile Workshops- Register here! (Sunday afternoon workshops are free and open to the public.)

5-7 pm: No-host, open to the public networking event, JackKnife, SW 11th and SW Alder (at The Sentinel) Avoid the morning check-in lines by picking up your Summit name tag and program early! JackKnife will be offering happy hour prices all evening to folks wearing an Active Transportation Summit name tag.


Monday, March 30 – Sentinel Hotel

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Registration Open; Light Continental Breakfast (Sentinel Ballroom)

8:10 a.m. Conference Overview and Welcome, Leah Treat, Director of Transportation, City of Portland

8:20 a.m. Vision Zero with keynote speaker Paul Steely-White, Executive Director, Transportation Alternatives, New York City

9:30 a.m. Break

9:45 a.m. Breakout Session I (6 Sessions: Library, Card, Billiard, Renaissance, and Grand Ballroom, Mobile option)

11:15 a.m. Break

Lunch Welcome, Metro Councilor Bob Stacey representing Summit lead sponsor, Metro

11:30 a.m. Transportation Equity with keynote speaker Melissa R. Wells, Policy Link, Washington D.C.

1:00 p.m. Break

1:15 p.m. Breakout Session II (6 Sessions: Library, Card, Billiard, Renaissance, and Grand Ballroom, Mobile option)

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Breakout Session III (6 Sessions: Library, Card, Billiard, Renaissance, and Grand Ballroom, Mobile option)

4:30 p.m. Break

4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks (Governor Ballroom)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception with music by the Ellen Vanderslice Jazz Quartet (Governor Ballroom)

8:00 p.m. No-Host After Party/ Pecha Kucha Session, NW Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby (Free and open to the public.)


Tuesday, March 31 – Sentinel Hotel

9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. NACTO Urban Bikeways Training- Register here!

9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. NACTO Urban Streets Training- Register here!

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions V-VIII

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Oregon Bicycle Tourism Partnership (OBTP) Meeting (Free, register in advance here)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (for Day 2 NACTO and Breakout Session Registrants)

1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Annual Statewide Safe Routes to School Network Meeting, (Register here)


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View our 2014 AT Summit agenda.




All of Monday and Tuesday’s proceedings will take place at the Sentinel Hotel (formerly the Governor Hotel) at 614 SW 11th Ave., in Portland, Oregon.


Two hotels are providing special rates for Oregon Active Transportation Summit attendees.

The Sentinel Hotel (site of the conference) is offering a special rate of $174 on guest rooms when you reserve as part of the Active Transportation Summit group. Discount is valid when booking your rooms by February 27th. The Sentinel is a historic Portland hotel with newly renovated, luxury guest rooms and on-site dining at Jake’s Grill and Jack Knife Bar.

The Ace Hotel, 1022 SW Stark St., located just two blocks away from the conference site, is offering a 10% discount on rooms (excluding shared bath guest rooms) to Summit attendees. The Ace is home to Clyde Commons bar, Stumptown Coffee, and on-site loaner and rental bikes. To reserve your room, call (503) 228-2277 and ask for the “Oregon Active Transportation Summit corporate rate.”

Both hotels are located in downtown Portland within easy walking distance of many attractions and transit options. Information on how to claim your Summit discount at both hotels will be in your registration confirmation email.



By Transit

The Sentinel Hotel is located right off MAX Light Rail and Portland Streetcar lines, and is only five blocks away from the downtown bus mall. Plan your trip on TriMet.


By Bike

Abundant outdoor bike parking will be provided on site sponsored by Spinlister. Plan your bike trip using Metro’s Interactive Bike There Map. Bring your own U-Lock; bike parking will not be attended.


Bike Rentals

Pedal Bike Tours

Located at 133 SW 2nd Ave (13 blocks from the Sentinel Hotel), PBT offers both hourly and daily biker rentals that come complete with locks, helmets, lights, and maps.

They are offering the following discounts to Summit attendees:
  - $20 for 24-hour rentals on City bikes (reserve for one or more days)
  - 20% discount on hourly rental prices
You can reserve your bike by calling (503) 243-2453. Pedal Bike Tours’ hours are 10-6 daily.


Cycle Portland Bike Tours and Rentals

Open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily at 117 NW 2nd Ave, just one block west of the Old Town/China Town light rail stop. All rentals include lights, locks, helmets, and our custom attractions and bike route map.

Summit attendees can rent a city bike for 24 hours for $20 and receive 20% off all other Rentals or Tours. Call 844-PDX-BIKE for reservations or visit CyclePDX.com for more information.


Affordable bike rentals are also available from:
PSU Bike Hub, 1818 SW 6th Ave
Hours are Mon – Fri: 8:30am-5:30pm; Sat – Sun: Closed

Spinlister is a peer-to-peer bike sharing program that allows users to rent (and list!) bikes from each other in Portland and beyond. To learn about how to rent or list a bike, or to see what bikes are available, check out their website.


By Car

Parking (prices subject to change):

Valet parking at the hotel is available for $36 overnight/per day and $15 for event/catering parking.  Public parking/garages are available and located on either side of the hotel about a block away but still within walking distance.

  • Smart Park, 10th & Yamhill, 7am-12am daily, $14.00 per day
  • First Presbyterian Church, 1200 SW Alder Street, $12.95 per day











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