2018 AT Summit Program (Day 2)




Oregon Bicycle Tourism Summit

When: Friday, March 16, 2018 9:00am – 5:00pm

Where: The Oregon Zoo

The 2018 Oregon Bicycle Tourism Summit seeks to engage a wide range of professionals and organizations to advance bicycle tourism in Oregon. Now in its third year, the summit aims to advance statewide priority projects, share available resources and foster greater networking and collaboration within the industry. This year’s agenda will primarily focus on innovative approaches to advancing bicycle tourism for adventure cyclists and how to create adventure cycling destinations.

Specific sessions include:

  • Adventure Cycling and Oregon Tourism – defining adventure cycling and infrastructure
  • Keynote: Dream Big – Hut-to-Hut in Oregon, presented by Andy Williamson, International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA)
  • Catering to Adventure Cyclists – identifying components of a cycling destination
  • A hosted reception will follow the end of the program.

    Click here to register! Travel Oregon is offering scholarships for free registration to attend the 2018 Oregon Bicycle Tourism Summit. Please complete this online form by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018 to be considered for a scholarship.

    Protected Bikeways Design Training

    When: Friday, March 16, 2018 9:00am – 3:30pm

    Where: The Oregon Zoo

    This all-day workshop will focus on the most up-to-date knowledge and guidance for the design of Protected Bike Lanes and Protected Intersections. The workshop will discuss how Protected Intersection design concepts have evolved in North America and examples of how they are being implemented. The workshop will borrow from design guidance in the U.S.’s most recent bikeway design guides, including the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, the FHWA Separated Bicycle Lane Planning and Design Guide and the MassDOT Separated Bicycle Lane Planning and Design Guide. Additionally, this workshop will focus on specific elements of protected lanes, including two-way design and curb heights, and provide updates on current research.

    This session is available for CM and PDH credits. Please complete the check-in sheet when you arrive to the session for these credits.

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    Vision Zero Workshop

    When: Friday, March 16, 2018 9:00am – 12:00pm

    Where: Metro Regional Government Building, 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland, Room 370 A/B

    Workshop Leads: Leah Shahum, Vision Zero Network; Dana Dickman, City of Portland; Lake McTighe, Metro; Gerik Kransky, The Street Trust; Jenna Stanke Marmon, ODOT; Evan Manvel Dept. of Land Conservation and Development; Rob Inerfield, City of Eugene; Sharon Daleo, CH2M

    More and more communities are adopting Vision Zero because no loss of life from a traffic crash is acceptable and because setting ambitious targets and using a safe systems approach has been proven to work. But, adopting and achieving a Vision Zero target can seem daunting. Join participants from communities of all sizes to explore what steps you can take to begin moving towards zero deaths and severe injuries – even if your community is just starting out. The workshop will include a presentation from the Leah Shahum of the Vision Zero Network on what makes Vision Zero work and a breakout session where you can learn what other places are thinking and doing.

    Space is limited to 50 participants, register early!

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    Mobile Workshops

    Walking the Green Ring: Exploring the Links Between Active Transportation, Community Place-making, and Environmental Justice

    When: Friday, March 16, 2018 9:00 AM

    Where: Meet at Green Lents Community Tool Library, 9215 SE Ramona St.

    Workshop Leads: Adam Brunelle, Green Lents; Rebecca McLain, Portland State University Institute for Sustainable Solutions; Izzy Armenta, Oregon Walks

    Participants in the half-day Green Ring mobile workshop will learn about an innovative project in Portland’s Lents neighborhood in which numerous community organizations are collaborating to develop a 3-mile loop that is safe for walkers, bicyclists, and other modes of active transportation. The workshop will be co-hosted by Green Lents, a local grassroots environmental organization coordinating the Green Ring’s development, Oregon Walks, and Portland State University’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions. As participants move around the Ring, we will incorporate stops to explain the project’s origins, how it has evolved over time, and the role of the Green Ring as a tool for community place-making and enhancing social and geographic connectivity in one of Portland’s most diverse neighborhoods. A major focus of our workshop will be the diverse approaches that Green Lents and its partners have taken to ensure broad-based community involvement during all phases of the project. Additionally, participants will learn how the project has benefited from a long-term partnership between community organizations, Portland State University, and the City of Portland. Participants will be invited to provide insights based on their own experiences with similar projects to help inform the next phase(s) of the Green Ring’s development.

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    Institutional TDM: What’s Beyond the Low Hanging Fruit?

    When: Friday, March 16, 2018 9:00 AM

    Where: Meet outside Collaborative Life Sciences Building (on the river side), 2730 SW Moody Ave.

    Workshop Leads: Brett Dodson and Jenny Cadigan, OHSU

    OHSU’s main campus is located on top of Marquam Hill, with substantial growth plans for its South Waterfront campus. Anyone who travels to OHSU experiences its unique transportation issues. Steep terrain, constrained roadways, and major barriers like the Willamette River and I-5 present significant mobility challenges for patients and employees. Further, OHSU has only about 6,000 parking spaces available for the 20,000 people that visit these two campuses each day.
    OHSU currently has a robust offering of transit, pedestrian, and cycling options that have contributed to a low employee drive alone rate of 38%. However, to accommodate future growth, attract and retain talent, and improve the experience for employees and patients, OHSU aims to provide better access and further reduce the number of employees that drive alone to work. OHSU recently completed a yearlong Transportation Demand Management planning process, which will act as OHSU’s mobility roadmap over the next 10 years. Come learn how Portland’s largest employer is tackling TDM head on in order to support the institutions growth and core missions. Participants in this mobile workshop will get to see OHSU’s newest indoor bike parking facilities, the bike valet, the construction of our newest buildings on the South Waterfront, and will include a ride on the Portland Aerial Tram up to the Marquam Hill campus.

    Meet on the river side of the building. Tour will include a Tram ride up to Marquam Hill, and end at the base of the Tram, 3303 SW Bond, by 11 am. Participants interested in the 12:45 Better Block tour will have plenty of time to get lunch and can then take transit or a BikeTown to Ankeny Plaza. Tram fare is covered as part of this tour.

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    Better Block Pop Ups Become City Led Projects!

    When: Friday, March 16, 2018 1:00 PM

    Where: Meet at the BIKETOWN station in Ankeny Plaza, 43 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland

    Workshop Leads: Ryan Hashagan, Better Block PDX

    Join Better Block PDX for a tour of community led pop up projects in Old Town and Downtown. We will look at the history of citizen activism in Portland and how temporary Better Block projects at Ankeny Alley, Naito Parkway, 3rd Avenue, and the Park Blocks have built momentum and led to new plazas, bike lanes, and crosswalks being implemented by city staff. The tour will also highlight the collaboration between Portland State University, Better Block PDX, PBOT, and community organizations for bringing a pipeline of new project ideas to life!

    This workshop will end in time to pick up the Green Loop mobile workshop at 2:00pm.

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    The Green Loop in Lloyd: Improving Access to Health, Jobs, and Growing Neighborhoods

    When: Friday, March 16, 2018 2:00 PM

    Where: Meet at the BIKETOWN station at West Burnside St and SW Park Ave. 798 W Burnside St., Portland

    Workshop Leads: Lora Lillard, City of Portland; Kathryn Doherty-Chapman, Go Lloyd

    Come on an interactive bike tour of the future Green Loop through Lloyd. Participants will learn about how the Green Loop and the future Sullivan’s Crossing bridge over I-84 can help the Lloyd neighborhood connect regional residents and visitors to health, jobs, and regional destinations in this growing neighborhood. The tour will visit new development and key connections – both existing and planned – which will help Lloyd to become one of the most sustainable and bike friendly neighborhoods in the region. Presenters from the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, the Bureau of Transportation, and Go Lloyd will be on hand to discuss the challenges and opportunities in completing the Loop and encouraging more people to walk, roll and bike.

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