Events

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. 

Upcoming Events and Opportunities


WEBINARS 

Every Ride Counts: NADTC's Information and Education Campaign Webinar by the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center 

February 20, 2019 | 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Registration

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center’s Every Ride Counts campaign is designed to support local communities’ efforts to promote the availability and accessibility of transportation options for older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers. The campaign consists of carefully crafted messages and materials that promote different options. The webinar will provide an overview of the campaign, instructions for using the materials to create customized posters, flyers and other campaign materials and include examples of local programs that are using the materials. 


Rethinking Speed Management for Safety by the Vision Zero Network & Governors Highway Safety Association

February 20, 2019| 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Registration

Join the Vision Zero Network and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) to discuss the current culture on speeding, practices to set safe speeds in your community and the influence of local, state and federal policies on speed management. The webinar will share findings from GHSA's recent Speeding Away from Zero report, explain how State Highway Safety Offices can support local safety efforts and provide examples from across the U.S. of successful speed management plans.

Viewing Low-Stress Networks Through an Equity Lens by the Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals

February 20, 2019| 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Registration

The state of practice has improved the tools for assessing the quality of bicycle and pedestrian networks through the lens of comfort and safety, but -- in planning these networks -- are we including all potential users? This webinar will examine inclusive strategies for developing plans and metrics that are meaningful across social and cultural demographics.

Words Matter: Recognizing and Addressing Modal Assumptions to Transportation Culture by the Portland State University Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) 

February 22, 2019| 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration

Search #DriverNotCar or #CrashNotAccident on Twitter and you’ll find a vigorous discussion about the power of word choices to shape our understanding of what happens on the street and who’s responsible. When we directly examine and discuss the language we use, we acknowledge its power both to reflect existing attitudes and to shape developing attitudes. This presentation will uncover embedded biases or assumptions in common transportation terminology and provide tips and tools to help us broaden our inclusion of everyone we are supposed to serve as transportation professionals.

Rethinking Streets for Bikes: An Evidence Based Guide of Bike-friendly Street Retrofits by the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) Portland State University 

February 27, 2019| 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Registration

This presentation will share the recently released “Rethinking Streets for Bikes”, a free, publicly available, multi-stakeholder, visually accessible guide of high quality, completed, bicycle transportation projects.

Practical Design Principles for Affordable Roundabouts by the Transportation Research Board

February 27, 2019| 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration

This webinar will discuss how practical design principles can be used to help agencies afford roundabouts. While roundabouts have proven useful for pedestrians, transit users, and commuters, they have received complaints regarding their expense. Presenters will describe case studies throughout the United States that have successfully used practical design concepts for constructing new roundabouts. They will highlight the decision making process and technical aspects that allowed these roundabouts to be more affordable than conventional designs.

Exploring the Human-Centered Mobility Principles by America Walks 

February 28, 2019| 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration

Discover more about the Human-Centered Mobility Principles created by the Partnership for Active Transportation and explore how two communities are embracing what's next for active transportation. Learn from national experts about best practices and trends coming down the pipeline for active transportation.

Affordable Clean Transportation in Rural Disadvantaged San Joaquin Valley by Caltrans 

April 17, 2019| 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration

Caltrans' Workforce Development Branch coordinates an educational forum every other month (as well as adding occasional special sessions) called Planning Horizons. Speakers for this forum are selected from both within Caltrans and the Planning community. This month's speaker is Caroline Rodier, Associate Director of UC Davis' Urban Land Use and Transportation Center


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 

2019 Safe Routes to School Conference: Active Travel for Equitable and Healthy Communities Safe Routes to School National Partnership 

Details Application | Deadline: February 22, 2019

Highlight the myriad of ways your community creates equitable, healthy, active, and vibrant communities by submitting a proposal for the 2019 Safe Routes to Schools Conference in Tampa, FL this November. You may submit a proposal for panel discussions, presentations, hands-on workshops and trainings. This is a great opportunity to connect and share knowledge with fellow active transportation professionals.

Streets for Kids (SfK) Grant by the National Association of City Transportation Officials' Global Designing Cities Initiative (NACTO-GDCI) 

 Details | Application | Deadline: February 26, 2019 

The National Association of City Transportation Officials’ Global Designing Cities Initiative (NACTO-GDCI) is currently accepting applications for twelve cities interested in receiving technical assistance as part of its Streets for Kids (SfK) program. Streets for Kids looks at cities through the lens of children and their caregivers and aims to catalyze the implementation of street designs that support sustainable mobility choices and advance the well-being of children and their caregivers; provide child-focused design guidance; build local capacity through trainings and give participants an expanded toolkit to create streets that are safe, enjoyable, and inspirational; and support demonstration projects that have the potential to inspire large-scale change. 

2019 Great Streets Challenge Grant by the Great Streets Initiative 

 Los Angeles, CA | DetailsApplication| Deadline: April 1, 2019

L.A.'s Great Streets Initiative is looking for Community Partners to create vibrant, safe, accessible public spaces! Unlike traditional grant programs, the Great Streets Challenge is looking for partners who will identify a corridor they want to improve and, if selected, will work closely with the City and a consultant to develop a vision and conduct community outreach. Non-profits, community-based organizations and faith centers with 501(c)(3) status, schools, and universities, business improvement districts (BIDs) or businesses registered in the City of Los Angeles and Chambers of Commerce are all encouraged to apply.


CONFERENCES 

Washington Bike Summit Olympia, WA

February 11-12, 2019 | Details | Registration

The 2019 Washington Bike Summit will feature keynote speakers, breakout sessions, guided workshops, and all-around great opportunities for networking with other folks who share your passion for bikes.

2019 California Transportation Planning Conference San Diego, CA

February 25-27, 2019 | Details | Registration

Caltrans, in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley is hosting the 2019 California Transportation Planning Conference, "Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Navigating California's Changing Landscape." This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact with transportation practitioners and decision-makers, exchange ideas and learn about emerging trends, opportunities and advancements in transportation planning from national, state, and local experts. Early bird registration available until November 21, 2018.

Safe Systems Summit: Redefining Transportation Safety Durham, NC 

April 23 - 25, 2019 | Details| Registration

The Safe Systems Summit provides an opportunity to explore the Safe Systems approach and what it means for the U.S. as a whole, as well as for states, communities, and individuals. Participants will map systems together, collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, tour and discuss advanced technologies, and swap ideas in expert panel sessions. We’ll learn more about our shared roles in transportation safety and leave with new ideas and resources. Building upon the U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Center Spotlight meeting tradition, this meeting is a unique opportunity for university-based researchers and professionals to gather together to explore a specific topic, share and improve upon the practice of transportation safety in the U.S.

Hosted by the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety. 

PUBLIC LIFE  

LADOT Community-Based Organization Mixer Los Angeles, CA 

February 19, 2019 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Details

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation wants to work with community-based organizations and community leaders to build projects that enhance the health and quality of life for everyone in Los Angeles! 


CicLAvia - Culver City meets Mar Vista & Palms Los Angeles, CA 

March 3, 2019 | 9am - 3pm | Details

Save-the-date for another Open Streets event, with the first CicLAvia of 2019! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

FORUMS + SPEAKERS 

ITS Seminar: Transportation Safety: Project Identification, Prioritization, and Funding UC Berkeley 

February 22, 2019 | 4:00 - 5 :00 p.m. | Details

DKS Associates' Josh Pilachowski will present Transportation Safety: Project Identification, Prioritization, and Funding at the Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS) Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join ITS for beverages and cookies at 3:30 p.m.

ITS Seminar: Improving Decision Making and System Performance in Transportation with Mobile Phone Data UC Berkeley 

March 1, 2019 | 4:00 - 5 :00 p.m. | Details

Verizon Labs' Aude Marzuoli will present Improving Decision Making and System Performance in Transportation with Mobile Phone Data at the Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS) Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join ITS for beverages and cookies at 3:30 p.m.

ITS Seminar: Modeling Crowdsourced Urban Delivery: System Design, Solicitation Mechanisms, and Algorithmic Development UC Berkeley 

March 8, 2019 | 4:00 - 5 :00 p.m. | Details

University of Illinois at Chicago's Bo Zou will present  Modeling Crowdsourced Urban Delivery: System Design, Solicitation Mechanisms, and Algorithmic Development at the Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS) Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join ITS for beverages and cookies at 3:30 p.m.

WORKSHOPS

Bicycle Transportation: Introduction to Planning and Design Seminar Santa Ana, CA

February 26, 2019 |8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Registration

Hosted by the Active Transportation Resource Center (Caltrans). Learn how to explore the tools used to assess and evaluate the suitability of a transportation route and facilitate making streets safer for all users and all transportation modes. Participants can expect to learn about relevant policy and best practices for bikeway design in California. Registration is currently at capacity, however interested parties can be added to the wait list. 

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.