2020 Oregon Active Transportation Summit- Online Together

2020 Oregon Active Transportation Summit- Online Together

2020 Oregon Active Transportation: Online Together Series
*AICP credits are available to those who attended the original broadcast of the

 

Emma Marris: How To Stop Freaking Out And Tackle Climate Change

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Our AT Summit Keynote! Emma Marris is an environmental writer and an Institute Fellow at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, who specializes in writing about solutions. She has written for many magazines and newspapers, including National Geographic, Wired, the New York Times, Nature, and Outside. She has a Master’s in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University. In 2011, she published her first book, Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World. In 2016, she gave a TED talk about seeing the hidden nature that surrounds us, which has been watched over a million times. She is currently writing a book about human relationships with wild animals. She grew up in Seattle, Washington, and lives with her husband and two children in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Discussion Panelist: Lynn Peterson, Metro Council President  

Moderator: Jillian Detweiler, Executive Director, The Street Trust


Youth Panel: Youth Climate Activism and Transportation

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AICP #9197247

Young people are demanding elected leaders and agencies put the climate crisis at the center of policy and investment decisions. They want urgent action and are challenging decisions rooted in a pre-climate change era. How can our public processes anticipate, respect and respond to youth activist demands? Young activists in our local climate movement will share their ideas and expectations for how we can act now to save the world they will inherit.

Panelists: Anna Kemper, Climate Action Activist, Sunrise Movement PDX

Lana Perice, Climate Strike Organizer and Cleveland High School Student

Se'Maj Taper, David Douglas High School Student

Moderators: Lamarra Haynes, Community Engagement Manager, The Street Trust, Richa Poudyal, Advocacy Director, The Street Trust


Breakout Sessions

How Transportation Shapes Health Equity and Racial Justice

AICP#: 9197285

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This session shares findings on health outcomes among Black residents of Multnomah County related to active transportation. Findings describe how transportation shapes outcomes for Black residents related to safety, physical activity, nutrition, and access to clinical care. The presentation and discussion will build awareness of the Black experience traveling throughout the County by sharing baseline data on health disparities for the Black community.

Presenters: Andrew Campbell M.S., REACH Physical Activity Program Specialist, Multnomah County Health Department, Brendon Haggerty, Senior Research Evaluation Analyst in Environmental Health, Multnomah County Health Department 

Moderator: Lamarra Haynes, Community Engagement Manager, The Street Trust


Measuring Beyond Speed

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AICP#: 9197238

This is a 90-minute session. Transportation professionals have for decades measured success by how fast cars can travel — with little attention to the effects of high speeds or whether people actually arrive at their destinations. The results are dangerous streets, disconnected communities, long travel distances, and worsening congestion. New approaches are emerging that focus on providing more people safe access to more places.This session will provide a glimpse at new ways to evaluate access to jobs and services, evolving methods for setting speed limits, and new data sources from StreetLight that add depth and detail in estimating multi-modal travel demand.

Presenters: Chris Rall, Outreach Director, Transportation for America, Sarah Jenniges, GIS Professional, Jacobs, Randy McCourt, President, International Institute of Traffic Engineers

Moderator: Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Councilor, Metro


A Just Transition for our Transportation Future Part 1

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AICP#: 9200410

Join us for a two-part series on the Just Transition Framework - a path for us. Especially at this moment in time, we explore the path towards a more just economy where people and planet are prioritized over profit. Janaira Ramirez, Climate Justice Organizer at OPAL Environmental Justice, and Richa Poudyal, Advocacy Director at the Street Trust, will lead us in this workshop and discussion of the role that those in the transportation space must play to make a Just Transition. 

Facilitators: Janaira Ramirez, Climate Justice Organizer, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, Richa Poudyal, Advocacy Director, The Street Trust


A Just Transition for our Transportation Future Part 2

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AICP#: 9197240

This is part two of the Just Transition Framework - a path for us. Especially at this moment in time, we explore the path towards a more just economy where people and planet are prioritized over profit. Janaira Ramirez, Climate Justice Organizer at OPAL Environmental Justice, and Richa Poudyal, Advocacy Director at the Street Trust, will lead us in this workshop and discussion of the role that those in the transportation space must play to make a Just Transition. 

Facilitators: Janaira Ramirez, Climate Justice Organizer, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, Richa Poudyal, Advocacy Director, The Street Trust


A 21st Century Bike Bill for Oregon

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AICP#: 9197255

Adopted in 1971, Oregon's Bike Bill will be 50 years old in 2021. This session will address what the Bike Bill has accomplished, how Oregon stacks up to other states and what a 21st Century Bike Bill should look like.

Presenters: Hau Hagedorn, Associate Director - Transportation Research & Education Center, Jim Coon, Partner - Thomas, Coon, Newton, & Frost (Bike & Pedestrian Law), Rob Inerfeld, Transportation Planning Manager, City of Eugene

Moderator: Jillian Detweiler, Executive Director, The Street Trust


How Transit Fares Impact Access and Ridership

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AICP#: 9197258

There's a lot of interest in free transit and also a lot of resistance to going fareless. This session will share data and case studies from transit agencies that have analyzed the impact of free- and reduced-fare programs on ridership, demographics of riders and operating costs.

Presenter: Daniel Costantino, Senior Associate, Jarrett Walker + Associates

Moderator: Jillian Detweiler, Executive Director, The Street Trust


Safe Routes to School

There’s a Grant for That! ODOT’s Funding Opportunities

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AICP#: 9197273

Learn how your community can access the $26 million upcoming Safe Routes to School funding opportunity, a new community trails program, planning assistance, and other funding available for local jurisdictions for projects for people who walk and bike. We'll also share information about the new Paths Grant Program that will be rolled out this fall. Attendees will get grant information, timelines, learn how under-resourced communities will be prioritized, receive sample application materials, and more! 

Presenters: LeeAnne Fergason, Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Program Manager, Oregon Department of Transportation, Alan Thompson, Investment Programs Manager, Oregon Department of Transportation, Heidi Manlove, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety and Safe Routes to School Programs Manager Oregon Department of Transportation 

Moderator: Lindsay Huber, Education Program Manager, The Street Trust


SRTS National Conference (7/30/20)

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AICP#: 9197248

A group of Oregonians descended upon Tampa Florida last November to teach, learn, discuss, and connect. We came back with some great ideas that we'd like to share in hopes to inspire others and to ensure that we implement the best of the best here in Oregon. Summit attendees will hear about new trends and what’s working with SRTS in other areas and what we shared that resonated most with our colleagues around the US. We will hear from speakers that showed us how to better work with under-resourced communities and how to engage youth in planning to address our climate crisis and increase physical activity. This session will also feature updates related to the Covid pandemic and Black Live Matter movement.

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