Save the Date for the 2017 Oregon Active Transportation Summit
March 20th and 21st in Portland, OR

Registration opens in January. 

Join us for the 2017 Oregon Active Transportation Summit, 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, transportation justice, recreation and tourism, or public health, this event is for you!

Submit a Proposal!
We want to learn from you: Oregon Active Transportation Summit Request for Proposals is open through October 31.

  • atsummitDo you have a story to tell in a six minute Pecha Kucha slide show?
  • Is there a dream team panel you’d like to hear wrestle with a key topic in transportation, recreation, and health?
  • Is there emerging research you think all transportation professionals should know about?

Help us spread the word that the request for proposals to shape the 2017 Summit is open through October 31!

Thank you to all of our 2016 Oregon Active Transportation Summit attendees, speakers, planners, and sponsors.

Check out all the slide decks from the 2016 Oregon Active Transportation Summit presentations here

2016 Oregon Active Transportation Summit Attendees worked to create a shared vision of  the transportation system investments, policies, and programs that could most effectively transform our communities into vibrant, safe, healthy, active places for all.
AT Summit Word Cloud
We hope this vision will continue to inspire policy makers, practitioners, and advocates.  In this election year, we hope you will find a way to share it with the candidates seeking to represent you.  Or, you can ask them to adopt the BTA’s Bike the Vote platform: btaoregon.org/bikethevote.

2016 Summit: Our Healthy Streets

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

Featuring keynote presentations from:

Sessions on:

  • Innovations & Best Practices in Planning, Design, & Engineering;
  • New Developments in Performance Measures, Data, and Bike and Pedestrian Counting;
  • Vision Zero, Safe Routes to School, and Age friendly Communities;
  • Nexus Between Active Transportation, Economic Development, Housing, and Tourism;
  • Community Engagement, Equity, Health, and Social Justice;
  • Marketing Travel Options and Active Transportation Messaging

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


Monday: $130
Tuesday (choose one of the following):

  • Oregon Bicycle Tourism Summit: $50
  • Protected Bikeways Design Training: $130
  • Concrete Results: Innovative Tools for Pedestrian Infrastructure: $130

All of Tuesday’s programming includes lunch with Adventure Cycling’s Jim Sayer!

Not attending Tuesday’s summit, but still want to have lunch with Jim Sayer? No problem:

  • Lunch with Adventure Cycling’s Jim Sayer (Tuesday): $38

Other items for purchase when you register:

  • NACTO Bikeway Design Guide: $50
  • NACTO Urban Street Design Guide: $50
Registration includes: Light breakfast, full lunch, and afternoon snack and networking break on Day 1, and lunch on Day 2.

Registration is now closed.

A limited number of scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out a brief scholarship application by noon on Monday, February 22nd. Scholarships will be announced by Monday, February, 29th.






Registration for the 2016 Oregon Active Transportation Summit is now closed.

2016 Active Transportation Summit Agenda now live! 


Agenda is not finalized and sessions are subject to change. 

2016 Oregon Active Transportation Summit tentative agenda listed below. Sessions and speakers are subject to change.

Sunday, March 13 – Various Locations

Afternoon: Mobile Workshops: Check out all of Sunday’s Mobile Workshops and register here. (Sunday afternoon workshops are free and open to the public.) Note: Some Sunday workshops have been cancelled due to inclement weather.  Please check the workshop listings for updates.

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.: 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! Arrive by 6 p.m. to take advantage of happy hour prices!


Monday, March 14 – Sentinel Hotel

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

8:10 a.m. Conference Overview and Welcome (Governor Ballroom)

8:20 a.m. Morning Plenary, Our Shared Vision for Healthy Streets with keynote, Lynn Peterson

9:30 a.m. Break

9:45 a.m. Breakout Session I (5 Sessions: Library, Card, Billiard, Renaissance, and Grand Ballroom)

11:15 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. Lunch Served

12:10 p.m. Keynote speaker Seleta Reynolds, Los Angeles Department of Transportation 

1:00 p.m. Break

1:10 p.m. Breakout Session II (5 Sessions: Library, Card, Billiard, Renaissance, and Grand Ballroom)

2:05 p.m. Breakout Session III (5 Sessions: Library, Card, Billiard, Renaissance, and Grand Ballroom)

2:55 p.m. Snack Break and Networking Reception (Governor Ballroom)

3:25 p.m. Breakout Session IV (6 Sessions: Library, Card, Billiard, Renaissance, and Grand Ballroom)

5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks (Governor Ballroom)

7:00 p.m. No-Host After Party/ Pecha Kucha Session, The Waypost, 3120 N Williams Ave. (Pecha Kucha program begins at 7:30 p.m. )(Free and open to the public.)


Tuesday, March 15 – Sentinel Hotel

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Oregon Bicycle Tourism Summit (Governor Ballroom)

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Protected Bikeways Design Training (Renaissance)

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Concrete Results: Innovative Tools for Pedestrian Infrastructure Training (Library)

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mobile Workshops. Advance registration required, register here!

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and keynote with Adventure Cycling’s Jim Sayer (Governor)

View full descriptions here.

Check out the 2016 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.


The Sentinel Hotel (site of the conference) is offering a special rate of $199 on guest rooms when you reserve as part of the Active Transportation Summit group. Discount is valid when booking your rooms by Friday, February 26th. (Afterwards this offer is subject to availability.) 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 Sentinel Hotel is located in downtown Portland within easy walking distance of many attractions and transit options.

To reserve online, please use this booking link: http://tiny.cc/activesummit_sentinel

To speak directly with a representative of Sentinel please contact:
24 Hour Reservations Department: 503.224.3400


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

Free bike valet will be provided on site by our sponsor, Spinlister. Bike valet will be open form 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Monday and 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Plan your bike trip using Metro’s Interactive Bike There Map. Bring your own U-Lock!


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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