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  

Exploring Law Enforcement Attitudes and Beliefs about Traffic Safety 

Montana Department of Transportation
July 8, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Register

This webinar will summarize the results of a recent project to better understand how culture within law enforcement agencies impacts engagement in traffic safety enforcement. Specifically we examined (1) how law enforcement leaders and officers prioritize traffic safety relative to other public safety issues; (2) self-reported attitudes, believes, and behaviors about traffic safety enforcement activities; (3) law enforcement's perceptions of how traffic safety enforcement behaviors have changed in recent years; and (4) how prioritization of traffic safety attitudes, beliefs, enforcement behaviors, and perceptions of change vary between leaders and officers, agency types, and urban and rural settings. 

Speaker: 

  • Jay Ottos, M.S. 

Visualization for Transportation Decision-Making, Operations, and Safety 

Transportation Research Board
July 8, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Register

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 8, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that discusses visualization in transportation decision-making, operations, and safety. In the transportation industry, visualization is a way to build consensus and monitor the progress of initiatives. Properly utilizing visualization techniques may bring clarity to complex data sets and improve communication between technical experts and policymakers. The presenters will discuss ways that visualization may enhance transportation outcomes by improving decision-making, operations, and safety.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Visualization in Transportation.

Panelists:

  • Brittany Gerhnard, High Street Consulting Group
  • Michael Peck, CATT Laboratory at the University of Maryland
  • Skylar Knickerbocker, Iowa State University 

LTAP Centers' Safety Peer Exchange 

The National LTAP & TTAP Association's (NLTPA) Safety Working Group and the National's Center for Rural Safety (Rural Center) 
July 16, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Register

This webinar will explore highlights from the LTAP Safety Peer Exchange that was held in Kansas City in September 2018. The four presentations will include:

  • Low-Cost Solution Implementation with a Safety Circuit Rider Program;
  • Louisiana’s Regional Approach to Safety;
  • Systemic Local Road Safety Initiatives; and
  • Accessible Crash Data.

Presenters: 

  • Martha Horseman, Kentucky LTAP 
  • Steve Strength, Louisiana LTAP 
  • Donna Shea, Connecticut LTAP 
  • Matthew Enders, Washington LTAP 

Partnering for Engagement Accessibility of Public Spaces 

America Walks
July 17, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Register

New technology and emerging trends in transportation pose unique challenges and opportunities for people with disabilities and for any who wish to ensure that our public spaces and transportation networks are available and accessible to all. While autonomous vehicles may offer new opportunities for people with disabilities, they need to be managed properly and developed with people with disabilities in mind to ensure that they’re accessible. While trends like micromobility and mobility as a service offer opportunities for reimagining public space, people with disabilities need to be at the table and part of any decision-making process to be sure that the changing landscape does not exclude them. This webinar will explore human-centered mobility and how it applies specifically to people with disabilities, featuring national experts on accessibility and public space. This webinar assumes a basic knowledge of issues related to walking and walkable communities.

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Learn how new technology and emerging trends in mobility could change the landscape regarding accessibility for people with disabilities, offering new opportunities but also significant challenges.
  • Explore the importance of ensuring that all communities and stakeholders include people with disabilities in decision-making processes regarding policies and practices regarding emerging mobility technologies and trends.
  • Discuss how local communities can best manage public space and transportation networks to ensure maximum accessibility and accommodation for people with disabilities.

Panelists: 

  • Dr. Rene Cummins, Researcher, Southeast ADA Center 
  • Carol Tyson, Government Affairs Liason, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) 
  • Rebecca Williams, Lead Information Specialist, Southeast ADA Center 

Vision Zero in London: Reducing Road Danger by Encouraging Active Sustainable Modes 

Vision Zero Network
July 18, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Register

Many cities and nations around the world are committing to Vision Zero since it was first adopted by Sweden over 20 years ago. In this webinar, learn how London’s Vision Zero approach works with its “Healthy Streets Approach” towards its target of 80% of all trips in the city to be made on foot, by bike and using public transportation by 2041. Find out how London is putting people at the heart of transport decisions to reduce road danger and improve the health of Londoners. Register via this link.

For additional background on London’s plan, read our post – Lessons from London’s Inspired Vision Zero Action Plan.


Panelists:

  • Naomi Baster, Principal Planner, Active Travel and Health, Transport for London
  • Stuart Reid, Vision Zero Director, Transport for London
  • Simon Bradbury, Road Danger Reduction Manager – Vision Zero, Transport for London

Improving Mobility for Older Adults

National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)
July 24, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Register

Aging in place can simply be defined as staying in your home as you age; aging in place concerns include mobility, social activities, safety, accessibility, and long term supports and services in one’s neighborhood and society. In order to facilitate aging in place, organizations in Salt Lake County, Utah and the City of Portland, Oregon, provided home modifications to income-qualified older adults that intended to enable aging in place. Such modifications alter individuals’ life-space mobility – a concept recently used by gerontologists and that we introduced to planners – from within one’s home to the broader community. A unique methodological approach taken by researchers merged several existing data collection instruments with additional interview questions of residents who recently received home modifications.

Key Learning Outcomes: 

  • Attendees will better understand the concepts of life-space mobility and aging in place as it pertains to home modifications.
  • Attendees will learn about a unique methodological approach that combined existing instruments with additional interview questions.
  • Attendees will hear recommendations for researchers, planners, and policymakers that seek to enhance life-space mobility and aging in place.

Speakers: 

  • Alan DeLaTorre, Research Associate, Portland State University 
  • Ivis Garcia Zambrana, Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah 
  • Ja Young Kim, Doctoral Student in the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah 

Safe Routes to Parks 

Safe Routes Partnership 
July 29, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Register

Are you interested in launching efforts to improve safe and equitable access to parks in your community? Join this free webinar to hear perspectives from different sectors on supporting infrastructure improvements, such as bulb-outs, trail/bike path, and pedestrian-activated beacon light installations. During this moderator/panel-style session, you will hear about key steps, collaborations, funding and other resources, and sustainability plans for implementing Safe Routes to Parks-related efforts in your community.

Speakers: 

  • Megan Butts, GIS Coordinator/Planner, Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission 
  • Suzette Morales, Planner, Town of Wake Forest, NC 
  • Colby Takeda, Community Program Manager, Manoa-Maikiki-McCully-Moiliili (4M) (2019 Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities Program Recipient) 

Connected and Engaged: Community Outreach Strategies for Transportation

America Walks
August 14, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Register

This webinar will focus on the importance of community engagement and collaboration in designing and creating walkable and movable neighborhoods for all its members. Learn how organizations and individuals can build relationships and connections for a more active and engaged future. This webinar is intended for those just starting out on the walking path as well as those interested in learning more about the topic.

Active and Engaged: Community Outreach Strategies for Health

America Walks
September 11, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Register

In January we explored the new HHS Physical Activity Guidelines and how communities are promoting physical activity. As a next step and in response to the positive feedback we received, America Walks will offer more information on programs and strategies communities are using to engage individuals to get moving. This webinar is intended for those who are familiar with topics and issues related to walking and walkability. 

Conferences

2019 APBP Conference 

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
August 25-28, 2019 | Portland, OR | Register

APBP is headed to Portland, Oregon on August 25-28, 2019 for the 2019 APBP Conference. Join colleagues, friends, advocates and experts for excellent training that will take your work and your career to the next level. With informative and exciting mobile sessions taking you into the field on foot, bike and transit, you’ll get to explore Oregon’s largest city while experiencing the fully realized designs presented in the classroom.

Active Transportation Program 2019  Symposium 

California Transportation Commission, Active Transportation Research Center, Caltrans 
August 27-28 | Sacramento, CA | Details

The Active Transportation Program Symposium is a two-day event co-hosted by the California Transportation Commission and Caltrans. The goals of the symposium are to share and gather information on relevant active transportation topics and issues, and allow stakeholders to connect with the State in an alternate setting. The symposium will showcase inspiring speakers, engaging panel sessions, and provide networking opportunities. Topics will include benefits, equity, safety and non-infrastructure projects.

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

Transportation Research Board 
September 10-13, 2019 | Irvine, CA | Register

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.

Transportation and Communities Summit

National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC , a program of the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University
September 19, 2019 | Portland State University, Portland, Oregon | Register

This annual event at in Portland, Oregon connects national mobility-focused research to local practice through breakout panels, Lightning Talks, posters, skill-building workshops, and a keynote from urban data scientist Ben Wellington.

2019 Vision Zero Cities Conference

Transportation Alternatives 
October 10-12, 2019 | New York, NY | Register

Transportation Alternatives will bring together leading industry and policy experts, advocates, and elected officials who are committed to realizing Vision Zero with us at the fifth annual Vision Zero Cities Conference, taking place at Columbia University’s Alfred Lerner Hall. 

Day one of the conference will include keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and a networking reception, and day two will include various "in the field" opportunities. In conjunction with the conference, Transportation Alternatives will publish a fourth edition of the Vision Zero Cities Journal.

Vision Zero is not just a policy goal—it’s an imperative. It is crucial that we continue the push to identify and support the most effective strategies to eliminate every traffic-related death and serious injury. Join us and participate in the bold and forward-thinking conversations that will help make Vision Zero a reality.

This year's conference themes include:

  • Safe and sustainable: urban transportation policy for a changing climate
  • Vision Zero everywhere: breaking down barriers and adapting successes for cities big and small
  • Unbiased and unflinching: the case for automated enforcement
  • Whose streets? Intersectional Vision Zero for equitable outcomes

Safe Routes to School National Conference 

Safe Routes to School National Partnership 
November 10-13, 2019 | Tampa, Florida | Register

The 2019 Safe Routes to School National Conference will be held at the Hilton Tampa Downtown from November 12-14, 2019. Be sure to save the date for this fabulous opportunity to join hundreds of active transportation and public health advocates and practitioners from across the country for valuable networking, sharing best practices, and exploring one of Florida’s most vibrant and active cities.

Conference on Health and Active Transportation 

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

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. 

Workshops and Classes 

Save the Date: Bakersfield Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) 

California Walks, U.C. Berkeley SafeTREC, and Mt. Vernon Elementary School Community 
September 12, 2019 | Bakersfield, CA

Details coming soon! 

Save the Date: Bakersfield Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) 

California Walks, U.C. Berkeley SafeTREC, and Blue Lake Rancheria Community 
September 17, 2019 | Blue Lake Rancheria, CA

Details coming soon! 

Save the Date: Bakersfield Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) 

California Walks, U.C. Berkeley SafeTREC, and Lancaster Community 
September 26, 2019 | Lancaster, CA | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Details coming soon! 

Grant and Funding Opportunity Deadlines 

10 Minute Walk Planning Grant and Technical Assistance 

National Recreation and Park Association 
Deadline: August 2, 2019 | Application

Through the 10-Minute Walk Campaign, NRPA with support from The JPB Foundation, is excited to offer grants and technical assistance to support planning efforts that help cities increase access to high-quality parks within a 10-minute walk. In the third round of grants 10 cities will receive $40,000 to work alongside NRPA, The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to develop their highest, best, and measurable commitment to the 10-Minute Walk Campaign. 

Public Life 

Transportation Forum for Neighborhoods and Communities in Vallejo 

July 30, 2019 | Vallejo, CA|  4:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Details

Please join the Solano Transportation Authority at the upcoming Transportation Forum for Neighborhoods and Communities of Vallejo. This forum will be held at the Norman King Community Center; registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. The forum is the first of several community events to solicit public input on transportation projects and the Vallejo Community Based Transportation Plan (CBPTP). 

Richmond "Ferry to Bridge to Greenway" Complete Streets Plan 

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 and Speakers

Check back for upcoming forums and speakers. 


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.