2018 Active Transportation Summit

Thank you for joining us on March 15-16 for the 2018 Oregon Active Transportation Summit: two days of inspiring mobile workshops, plenary sessions, professional training, and networking with innovators, thought leaders, and passionate professionals from the Pacific Northwest.

To view photos from the event, check out our Flickr album here. You can also view the slides from the Summit’s presentations on our website.

2018 Oregon Active Transportation Summit

Thursday, March 15 to Friday, March 16, 2018
Registration opens 7:00am Thursday
Oregon Zoo (4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221)

Registration opens and light continental breakfast will be available at 7:00am on Thursday.

The program will begin at 8:10am.

Keynote Address

Keynote speaker: Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network
Where: Cascade Crest Ballroom
When: Thursday, March 15, 8:20am

Leah Shahum is the founder and director of the Vision Zero Network, a national campaign supporting cities working toward Vision Zero — zero traffic fatalities and severe injuries. The Network helps communities develop and share best practices for safe mobility for all road users.

As a German Marshall Fund Fellow, Leah researched Vision Zero strategies in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the 10,000-member San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, which promotes bicycling for everyday transportation. Leah formerly served on the Boards of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District; the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency; and the Alliance for Biking & Walking.

Lunch Plenary

Where: Cascade Crest Ballroom
When: Thursday, March 15, 11:50am

During the lunch break, you will have an opportunity to hear transportation leaders talk about how they are prioritizing active transportation across the state. Hear from McGregor “Mac” Lynde, manager of ODOT’s Active Transportation Section within the Transportation Development Division; Steve Witter, Executive Director of Capital Projects & Construction at TriMet; Leah Treat, Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation; and Andy Shaw, Government Affairs Director at Metro . Moderated by Sumi Malik, Senior Transportation Planner at HDR and Vice President of Women’s Transportation Seminar Portland Chapter.

Leah Treat, PBOT

Leah Treat was appointed Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) in July 2013. As Director, she oversees an organization with nearly 800 employees, a combined operating and capital budget of roughly $500 million, and is responsible for the maintenance and operation of more than $10 billion in assets. Ensuring safety for everyone who uses the transportation system is the highest priority for Treat. She is also an outspoken advocate for improved health outcomes and enhanced livability through changes in transportation.

Treat came to Portland from Chicago where she served as Managing Deputy Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation. Prior to moving to Chicago, Treat worked for the Government of the District of Columbia for more than 12 years.

Treat grew up in New Mexico and completed her higher education at the University of New Mexico. She and her husband Charles have four children, two dogs, and spend their free time exploring the great state of Oregon.

Steve Witter

Steve Witter directs all aspects of Capital Projects’ planning, development, design and construction, and
improvement of TriMet’s transit system, including many “state of good” repair efforts, the Division Transit Project, and the Southwest Corridor light rail project. He joined TriMet in 2001, working in various capacities on other Capital Projects, including conceptual design and planning work. Steve has a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Oregon and has taught design and graphics courses as an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Portland State University. A lifelong Portland resident, he lives with his family in SE Portland’s Woodstock neighborhood.

Sumi Malik, HDR

Sumi Malik, AICP is a multimodal transportation project manager with nearly fifteen years of experience in project delivery. She has delivered various type of plans: bicycle and pedestrian, transit service and fare policy, corridor studies, freight, and transportation system management plans. Ms. Malik is adept at mobilizing multi­disciplinary teams to develop transportation plans that are supported by decision­-makers and the communities they serve. She has applied a social equity lens to determine benefits and harms to transportation disadvantaged groups and identify environmental justice issues related to transportation projects, working towards better equity.

McGregor “Mac” Lynde, ODOT

McGregor “Mac” Lynde is the manager of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Active Transportation Section, within the Transportation Development Division (TDD). He is responsible for the management and oversight of the agency’s activities in the areas of revenue forecasting, economic analysis, programming and administration of Federal and State funding, operational support of a variety of funding and delivery programs, including the Local Certification Program, the ODOT Sustainability program, and the ODOT Bicycle and Pedestrian program. Mac started with ODOT in 2001 and has worked in various roles within Research, Project Delivery, Financial Management and now Active Transportation.

Andy Shaw, Metro
Andy Shaw is the Government Affairs Director at Metro. Metro is the greater Portland metropolitan area’s elected regional government responsible for land use and transportation planning; solid waste disposal; parks and natural area operations; and management of the Oregon Zoo, Convention and Expo Centers, and Center for Performing Arts. Prior to his current role, Andy was the Chief of Staff for Metro Council President Tom Hughes. Before joining Metro, Andy worked in government affairs at the Oregon League of Cities focusing on transportation and municipal finance. Andy has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from California State University Sacramento, and worked in the California State Legislature for 10 years before moving to Oregon in 2005.

Click here to see the program for last year’s Active Transportation Summit.


When: March 15, 2018 5:30 PM
Where: McMenamins Mission Theater 1624 NW Glisan Street, Portland

Click here to RSVP!

The PechaKucha is back! This popular happy hour event, invites speakers to deliver fast, fun, engaging short presentations that involve walking, biking, transit, and how our mobility choices and travel patterns influence so much more than just the transportation network itself. Emcee’d by Jeff Owen of TriMet and the Young Professionals in Transportation Portland. The PechaKucha format involves delivering a powerful, fun, engaging, and provocative visual and verbal presentation with a strict format of automatically timed 20 slides at 20 seconds each, for a total of only 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

Following the day-long sessions at the Oregon Zoo, head to McMenamins Mission Theater. Doors will open at 5:30pm, and program will begin at 6:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP!

Interested in delivering a PechaKucha presentation? Contact Jeff Owen at [email protected]


The scholarship applications for the Oregon Active Transportation Summit and the Oregon Bicycle Tourism Summit are now closed.

Venue / Lodging

Oregon Active Transportation Summit attendees will receive a 10% discount at Ace Hotel Portland. Use discount code SUMMIT18 and Book your stay here.

Take TriMet between the Ace Hotel Portland and Oregon Zoo (conference location) via a 7 minute walk to the eastbound Max Blue Line Library SW 9th Ave and westbound Max Blue Line Galleria SW 10th Ave stops.

The nearest BIKETOWN bike share station is just a block away, and Ace Hotel Portland includes bike rental (first come, first served).

All of Thursday and Friday’s proceedings will take place at the Oregon Zoo at 4001 Southwest Canyon Road in Portland, Oregon.

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