Interested in attending a conference this year?

July 2, 2018

Do you enjoy the variety of active transportation webinars available? Do you want to continue learning more about safe active transportation and complete streets? There are several conferences and summits in the upcoming months. Learn about innovative research in reducing transportation injuries and fatalities, policies related to promoting safe active transportation and safe systems in transportation planning. Please visit the links below for more information. Registration fees vary.

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3-day Workshop: Creating Effective Active Transportation Programs

August 19-21, 2018 at Portland State University // Website // 

The Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI) is hosting a three-day workshop to help strengthen communities through increased walking and bicycling. Attendees will learn and experience firsthand the design of various successful active transportation programs. The program will begin with city staff in a field tour of Portland's Sunday Parkways, the city's premiere Open Street initiative that attracts over 80,000 participants annually. The subsequent days will delve into other transportation demand management and transportation options programs that play a key role in helping more people to bike, walk and use transit. This course offers insights and strategies to make the case for policymakers, inspire communities, and build a movement toward healthier, more active cities.

8th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 8AM- 6PM at San Jose State University Student Union // Website //

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is hosting their 8th annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit. The summit is the largest gathering of active transportation leaders and organizers from government, law enforcement, non-profit agencies, and the public. Discussion topics include grassroots advocacy, engineering and planning, housing and transportation, bike share, Safe Routes to School and more! Keynote speakers, sessions and schedule will be finalized by mid-June. $35 admission includes a light breakfast and lunch, plus post event social hour. Scholarships are available for those to whom the cost of admission is prohibitive; please contact to apply.

Joining Forces to Get to Zero: Partnerships in Traffic Safety

August 25 to 29, 2018 at Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia // Website // 

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is having their annual meeting on Saturday, August 25 to Wednesday, August 29 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme, Joining Forces to Get to Zero: Partnerships in Traffic Safety, centers on how states can work with the federal government, industry partners and others to advance traffic safety. Law enforcement professionals, technology providers and public health officials are encouraged to attend.

Safe Systems Summit: Redefining Transportation Safety

September 13-14, 2018 at Durham Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina // Website

The Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS) is hosting its first Safe Systems Summit. The Safe Systems Summit is an opportunity to connect with a wide range of stakeholders, communities and individuals who are leading innovative research in reducing transportation injuries and fatalities through the Safe Systems approach and systems thinking principles, tools and techniques. The summit will be a learning environment of diverse expertise where participants can share research findings, discuss advanced technologies, collaborate with other researchers and professionals to explore the future direction and improvements of transportation safety in the U.S. 

Transportation & Communities 2018: Academy Edition

September 13-14, 2018 at Portland State University // Website //

Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is hosting their 10th annual Transportation and Communities in Portland, Oregon. The two-day event consists of a series of skill-building workshops including Integrating Universal Access and Equity into Pedestrian Planning and Design, Managed Lanes and Congestion Relief: From Planning through Design to Operations, R for Transportation Data Science: Application and Best Practices, and more! 

Walk Bike Places 2018

September 16 to 19, 2018 at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana // Website // 

Project for Public Spaces (PPS), a non-profit planning, design and educational organization, is hosting its 20th Walk Bike Places Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana from September 16th-19th, 2018. The event is expecting city planners, transportation engineers, elected officials, community leaders, placemakers, public health professionals and pedestrian/bicycle advocacy groups. Walk Bike Places 2018 is an opportunity to share and present research findings, cross-collaborate with other researchers and professionals, and most importantly work together toward a shared mission and belief-- greater access to walking and bicycling will create healthier individuals, cohesive neighborhoods, and vibrant communities.

Designing Cities 2018: Los Angeles

October 1-4, 2018 in Downtown Los Angeles // Website // Full Program

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is hosting its annual conference, Designing Cities in Los Angeles, CA this year. Designing Cities brings together city officials, planners and public health practitioners to discuss and advance the state of transportation. There will be a series of multi-hour, in-depth trainings and workshops on different issues, including traffic signals, pedestrian and bicyclist safety, and transportation equity. 

PedsCount! 2018 Summit

October 18-19, 2018 at San Jose State University // Website // 

California Walks' biennial Pedestrians Count! (PedsCount!) Summit brings together 200+ practitioners and community advocates representing diverse fields such as walking, traffic safety, design, public health, planning, land use, education, equity, transit and sustainable transportation to explore innovations, share best practices and cutting-edge research, and prioritize collective actions to create more walkable communities where more people can safely walk every day.