The Street Trust’s 2023 Oregon Active Transportation Summit will take place Sunday, April 23rd through Wednesday, April 26th, 2023.

This year, the Summit theme is “Move Into Action.” Our goal is to take big ideas for our transportation future and make them actionable. The challenges to building a safe, accessible, racially equitable, and climate smart transportation system are getting more complex every day. Now is the time to build our capacity to take the lead with urgency and enthusiasm.

What to Expect

We’re planning a myriad of presentations, workshops, and field trips to bring attendees together to problem-solve and build community in real time. The hybrid format will include a combination of in-person, live-streamed, and virtual content. Whether you’re local and can attend in real life, or far away and attending remotely, expect a full schedule of fun and interesting activities!
Here’s an overview of the topics we’ll explore:

  • Resiliency and Prosperity – Pandemic Era, Climate Smart, and Other Innovations
  • Accessible and Inclusive Systems – Centering Disability, Racial, and Age Justice
  • Paying for it – Transforming Expertise into Investment
  • E-bikes and Micromobilty – From Emergent Tech to Mobility Workhorse
  • Safe Routes and Great Streets for All – Encompassing and Surpassing Vision Zero and Safe Routes to Schools
  • NEW! Community Curated Track– Tools, Tips, & Tricks for Making Sh*t Happen

2023 Summit Headliners & Highlights

  • “State of Oregon Transit” opening plenary featuring Sam Desue, Jr., TriMet General Manager
  • City of Hoboken Director of Transportation and Parking Ryan Sharp
  • Book reading, “Roadways for People: Rethinking Transportation Planning and Engineering” with author (and Metro Council President) Lynn Peterson
  • NEW! Sunday Fun Day – Multimodal Scavenger Hunt & Kickoff Party
  • Back by popular demand – Tuesday evening PechaKucha
  • NEW! Two networking events each morning


Oregon Active Transportation Summit Schedule

(Subject to change)
Be sure to log into Sched after you register to see the full schedule!


Move For Mother Earth Multimodal Scavenger Hunt–free and open to the public
Oregon Active Transportation Summit Opening Reception


Morning plenaries and panels: The State of Oregon’s Transit Systems featuring GMs from around the state–urban, suburban, and rural–followed by a community roundtable discussion.
12:00-1:00 break
  • The Walk Audit Tool Kit
  • Planning a Network of Bike Routes in Roseburg
  • I Believe Children are the Future
  • Getting free bikes to the people who need them
  • Growing Mobility Hubs from the Ground Up
2:00-2:30 break
  • Youth Perspectives on Transit: Increasing Access and Utilization
  • Safe Streets, Fare Integration, and the Power of Student Advocacy: Lessons from the UC Berkeley Community
  • Help Shape the Future of Micromobility in Oregon!
  • The Role of Community-Based First/Last Mile Shuttles in Washington County
3:30-4:00 break
  • Exploring Practical Cycle Logistics: An Overview of B-Line’s Operations in the USA and how They Compare to Advances in Europe
  • Reimagining the Middle Mile: A Transformative Approach to Delivery
  • Inclusive Mobility on the State System – Making it Better One Person at a Time
  • We Have a Grant for That!
  • Partnerships and Funding to Pay for Safe Walking and Biking Infrastructure
5:30-6:30 break
Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (OBPAC)


Morning plenaries, panel, and keynote: Oregon’s Epidemic of Traffic Crashes and Solution from Vision Zero Champion, Hoboken NJ.
12:00-1:00 break
  • Creating an Oregon Scenic Bikeway for ALL
  • Historic Highway State Trail – an Old Road for New Prosperity
  • Accessible Gorge
  • Equity in Safe Routes to School
  • Oregon Friendly Driver Program
2:00-2:15 break
  • Tigard Complete Streets: From Policy to Implementation
  • Balancing competing needs when rethinking urban arterials
  • Roundabouts: Improving Multi-modal and ADA Access
  • SRTS Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education PE Train-The-Trainer Program
  • Mobile Workshop: Making Transit Better Through Prioritization
3:15-3:30 break
  • Test With Access: Who Benefits & How
  • Multnomah County Pedestrian Injuries Special Emphasis Report
  • Prioritizing Transportation for Disadvantaged Populations
  • Finding Flexibility in School Transportation Funding
4:30-4:45 break
  • Rural Safe Routes: Community Outreach & Engagement Success
  • Cross-Section Trade Offs: Achieving Complete Streets within Limited Space
  • Blazing the Trail for Low- and Zero-Emission Transit in Oregon
  • Artists Organizing on the Streets
Move Into Action Pitchfest, powered by PechaKucha–free for summit attendees and $15 for the public.


Morning plenaries and panels: The future of transportation funding; Houselessness and transportation safety.
12:00-12:30 break
  • Westside Rides: Encouraging E-Bike Usage with Month-Long Trials
  • Using E-Bike Purchase Incentive Programs to Expand the Market
  • A Road to Pleasantville: A Workshop on Navigating Challenges Commonly Faced When Planning Road Diets
  • The Portland Green Loop: How Active Mobility Will Contribute to Portland’s Resiliency
  • Activate Portland’s waterfront and waterways
  • In-person Depave tour offsite
1:30-2:15 break
  • Including People with Disabilities in Early in Your Project Work
  • Trail Talk: Racial Equity, Demand Estimation, and the Metro Trails Bond
  • Bike Tour with PBOT’s Roger Geller
3:15-3:30 break
  • Lynn Peterson Book Reading
  • On-bike Programming through a Social Justice Lens
  • SRTS Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education PE Train-The-Trainer Program
4:30-4:45 break
Closing Reception


Is this in person or a hybrid event?
The 2023 Summit will take place online and in person at the Lloyd Center in Portland. All ticket types can attend virtual events.

Is there a conference hotel?
Receive a discount at the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center during the summit using this link or calling 971-222-1234 and using code HYPDX1. Thank you to the Hyatt Regency for donating 10% of these sales to The Street Trust!
Read about additional Lloyd District lodging and area highlights on Travel Portland.

Is there bike parking?
There will be event-style bike parking in the Lloyd Center parking lot outside Marshall’s available during summit hours with volunteer staffing. Please bring a bike lock.

What food is included?
Despite rising inflation we’ve worked to keep costs low at this year’s summit so as many people from as many backgrounds as possible can attend. For that reason, we’ve designed our networking events as coffees and not full meals. In tandem with our shared effort to revitalize the Lloyd Center we’re encouraging summit attendees to patronize business in and around the Lloyd Center. At Tuesday evening’s Move Into Action Pitchfest, powered by PechaKucha, pizza, popcorn, and beverages will be for sale.

Are there AICP credits?
The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is offering professional development credits for the sessions listed below through the American Planning Association (APA). Find out more about American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) credits and how to claim them from TREC.

  • Blazing the Trail for Low- and Zero-Emission Transit in Oregon
  • Cross-Section Trade Offs: Achieving Complete Streets within Limited Space
  • Equity in Safe Routes to School
  • Historic Highway State Trail – an Old Road for New Prosperity
  • Planning a Network of Bike Routes in Roseburg
  • Prioritizing Transportation Disadvantaged Populations
  • The Role of Community-Based First/Last Mile Shuttles in Washington County
  • Trail Talk: Racial Equity, Demand Estimation, and the Metro Trails Bond
  • The Walk Audit Tool Kit

Who should attend?
Each year, hundreds of professionals and advocates from Oregon and SW Washington convene to discuss cutting edge transportation issues. Attendees include: state legislators; policy makers; local and national figures in the biking, walking, and active transportation movement; directors of transportation departments and community-based organizations; engineers and planners; land managers; business owners; health professionals; and community advocates. We hope you will join this wide array of leaders to share lessons and learn. Active transportation advocates and practitioners bring energy and passion for change to this event, and the result is a powerful conference that advances our shared goals.

What is your COVID-19 protocol?
In keeping with Multnomah County COVID-19 guidance, masks are not required, but are always welcome. If you feel sick, please stay home and away from others and join the summit virtually.

Oregon Active Transportation Summit 2023 sponsors