Events

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

This page features a selection of upcoming active transportation events, webinars, conferences, workshops, and funding opportunities throughout California and beyond. For previous events, please refer to the CATSIP calendar.

Do you have an event that might be of interest to add to our list? We want to hear from you! Please visit our submit an event page for more details.


WEBINARS

Equitable Development: Putting it into Place

America Walks
May 20, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. |Registration

How do you go from a foundation of knowledge to a culture of action? This training will take the “what” of equitable development and address the “how.” The panel will share their own experiences in equitable development planning and share lessons, resources, and practices for you to get started on the path.

This training builds on America Walks' first episode “Back to Basics” and assumes some knowledge of equitable development.

"Rules of the Road" for Personal Transportation Devices (E-scooters, Segways, hoverboards, and more) 

Eno Center for Transportation 
May 21, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Registration

A new Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) report explores the "rules of the road" around the use of emerging "personal transportation devices." Also known as "micromobility," the number and use of these devices have exploded in recent years, highlighted by the arrival of electric scooters in cities over the past couple of years. The report explores to the degree states, cities, and college campuses are or are not regulating these new devices. This webinar with the authors will review their findings and discuss recommendations from their recent report. 

Engaging with Elected Officials 

Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota 
May 22, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Registration

Having the support of elected officials while developing and implementing your zero-fatality goal program is important. This webinar will share strategies for communicating with elected officials, as well as offer ways you can help elected officials learn what they need to know about your zero-fatality goal program.

Engaging Youth to Choose Car-Free Mobility 

University of Oregon Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)
May 22, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | Registration

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s riders, bikers, walkers, voters, and transportation planners. As more transit agencies begin to offer free fare passes to public middle and high school students, it is important to have a good communication strategy in place to encourage transit usage so they don't miss out on the potential to affect behavior change,

Thus, transit agencies need to develop age-appropriate messaging strategies and tactics that promote youth car-free mobility. 

This webinar will present results from a NITC research project that sought to create and evaluate communication messaging that fosters more positive attitudes, intentions, and behaviors related to transit and other car-free transportation options among Portland youth. While there is no "one size fits all" approach, the Portland-based findings may yield insights that could be adapted for application in other regions.

Meaning Community Engagement to Advance Vision Zero

Vision Zero Network, Safe Routes Partnership, and Los Angeles Department of Transportation 
May 22, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Registration

Join the Vision Zero Network, Safe Routes Partnership and LA Department of Transportation for a one-hour webinar about the importance of meaningful community engagement as part of Vision Zero (or related) efforts. Learn how the Safe Routes Partnership is prioritizing equity in its efforts across the nation; and find out about the LADOT's dignity-infused community engagement strategy. Why is this so critical to ensuring safe, equitable mobility for all? What are some key tools and strategies? What are examples of progress from North Carolina to California? Join us to find out more.

Continuous Deflection for Comprehensive Pavement Assessments

Transportation Research Board 
May 30, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. |Registration

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET to discuss the applications of continuous pavement deflection. The ability to collect structural capacity information at traffic speeds is changing the way agencies evaluate their pavement needs. This webinar will explore how agencies may more effectively conduct pavement assessments. Presenters will also compare continuous deflection to traditional methods of assessing pavements. 

Can Ridehailing Deliver Equity? Lessons for New Mobility Planning 

Portland State University
May 31, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Registration

Modes including ridehailing, bikeshare, and e-scooters offer the potential to revolutionize how people travel. But as cities and agencies work to integrate these new services into the existing transportation landscape, the equity implications of these modes remain murky.

This talk presents research on ridehail travel and equity from Los Angeles and compares the equity outcomes of ridehailing to the previous status quo embodied by taxis. The research highlights both the promise of new mobility services and the remaining obstacles to delivering equitable access. Findings yields implications for policies that cities and planners can advance to ensure that new travel modes boost mobility for all, not just some, travelers.


CONFERENCES 

Transportation Planning Applications Conference 

Transportation Research Board 
Portland, OR | June 2-5, 2019 | Registration

The conference will mark the 17th offering of the TRB Transportation Planning Applications Conference, sponsored by the TRB Committee on Planning Applications (ADB50). The conference provides participants with the opportunity to showcase and learn from practitioners and academics on new transportation planning techniques and methods emphasizing practical, innovative, and timely technical and policy approaches to transportation planning. Examples of topics covered in the program include, but are not limited to, the use of activity-based models, integration of automation in transportation forecasting models, use of data and communications technology to inform transportation planning and decision making, statewide planning and modeling. Presentations, workshops, discussion sessions, and tutorials are all expected to be a part of the 2019 program.

"Insights, Inclusion, and Impact: Framing the Future for Women in Transportation" 

Transportation Research Board 
Irvine, CA | September 10-13 | Registration

The 2019 WIiT conference, sixth in a series that began in 1978, will focus on women's issues related to all aspects of travel and transportation. The 2014 conference, under the theme Bridging the Gap, explored and addressed the gender differences in access to transportation and mobility, responsiveness of transport systems to needs and preferences of women, transportation safety, personal security, and participation of women in decision-making and wealth creation in the transportation sector. The 2019 conference will pick up similar themes, this time guided by an evaluative framework of three lenses: insights, inclusion and impact.

Conference on Health and Active Transportation 

Transportation Research Board 
Washington D.C. | December 11-12, 2019 | Registration

This conference will explore opportunities in quantifying the health effects of transportation policies, infrastructure, and travel behavior. It will also raise awareness for the need to integrate health and health equity into transportation planning across all levels. Abstracts are due June 7, 2019. 


PUBLIC LIFE  

Richmond "Ferry to Bridge to Greenway" Complete Streets Plan 

City of Richmond 
Richmond, CA | Details

The City of Richmond is asking for residents to complete a brief, three-minute survey about a new multi-modal streetscape design that will provide opportunities walking, rolling, and taking public transit to the Richmond Ferry, the upcoming Richmond-San Rafael bridge plan, and the Richmond Greenway. Check out planning documents and initial street designs on the project's website. Text "active" to (510) 900-5861 to complete the survey.


FORUMS + SPEAKERS 

Check back here for upcoming forums and speakers. 


WORKSHOPS + CLASSES 

Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) 

California Walks, UC Berkeley SafeTREC, & CPBST Boyle Heights Planning Committee 
Boyle Heights, Los Angeles County, CA | May 17, 2019 |10:30 a.m. -  2:00 p.m. Registration

California Walks and UC Berkeley SafeTREC, in partnership with Partnership LA, Roosevelt High School, Hollenbeck Middle School, and Los Angeles Walks, are thrilled to provide the Roosevelt High & Hollenbeck Middle School Community in Boyle Heights with training and skill building in pedestrian and bicycle safety and create opportunities for collaboration among communities, local officials, and residents to help make communities safer and more pleasant for walking and biking.

Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) 

California Walks, UC Berkeley SafeTREC, & CPBST Boyle Heights Planning Committee 
Muscoy, San Bernadino County, CA | May 22, 2019 | Registration

California Walks and UC Berkeley SafeTREC, in partnership with Vermont Elementary School, Office of Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes, Inland Empire Biking Alliance, San Bernardino County, Mental Health Systems, Health Collaborative, and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership are thrilled to provide Muscoy with training and skill building in pedestrian and bicycle safety and create opportunities for collaboration among communities, local officials, and residents to help make communities safer and more pleasant for walking and biking.

Professional Study Abroad 2019: Active Transportation in the Netherlands 

Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University 
Utrecht, Netherlands | June 23, 2019 | Details

Offered through the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Program at TREC, this 36-credit professional study abroad program presents an introduction to active transportation and land use applications in the Dutch context. Practitioners are invited to attend this one-week study abroad course from June 23–30th. Curriculum will compare U.S. and Netherlands problems, priorities and solutions with specific emphasis on design and engineering principles. Leading bicycle professionals responsible for creating and maintaining the Netherlands' world-class bikeway system will teach the Dutch approach to bike and pedestrian planning and design through an intensive week of classroom sessions and tours. The instruction and interaction with other participants will bring you up to speed on innovative practice and research and teach you the skills and techniques you need to start incorporating Dutch principles into your next project, and adapting them for a North American context.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Select the appropriate bicycle facility design based on urban form, traffic conditions and multimodal context
  • Identify various options for treating intersections that incorporate bicycle facilities
  • Network with international experts from the various facets of bikeway design
  • Leverage land uses to better support active transportation
  • Feel rejuvenated and excited to go back to work and make an impact

GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 

#MadeToMove Grant Program 

Degree Deodorant and Blue Zones 
Deadline: May 30, 2019 | Application

The #MadeToMove grant program is a competitive funding opportunity to assist mid-size communities in promoting safe active travel through local project development, implementation, and supporting policies. Under the grant program, eligible communities with a population between 100,000 and 300,000 can receive $100,000 to fund an active transportation project. 

CATSIP Event Policy

These events are not organized, sponsored or officially supported by the California Active Transportation Safety Information Pages (CATSIP) team or by the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC). They have been gathered to share with the CATSIP community as a resource for promoting active transportation and do not represent an endorsement of any group, organization, or perspective.