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  • California Bicycle Summit 2015

    10/25/2015 - 10/28/2015

    Equity is the theme of the 2015 California Bicycle Summit. Please join us for three days of interactive panels, inspiring presentations, bike tours, sessions to share best practices and build skills, and fantastic networking – all oriented toward creating healthier, safer, and more prosperous communities for all. Register now.

    The summit starts on Sunday at noon. That evening, we’ll invite participants to a festive citywide celebration of bicycling at Silo in Makers’ Quarter. The summit will continue through Wednesday afternoon with a variety of tracks and topics:

    Summit Tracks

    Open Streets — get the best advice on how to create or improve an Open Streets event in your community, sponsored by CicLAvia.
    Building Better Bikeways — latest and best practice in (re-)designing our streets and paths to create networks of low-stress bikeways connecting our destinations, sponsored by Alta Planning + Design.
    Movement Building — learn from the best among California’s bicycle advocates how to strengthen your voice for more bicycle-friendly communities.
    Prosperity — biking is good business, and good for the economy.
    Education — best practices in educating drivers and bicyclists about safe sharing of the roads.
    Enforcement — what role does enforcement play in promoting more safe bicycling?
    Communications — using modern and traditional media to reach all Californians effectively.
    The issue of equity — bicycling’s intersection with class, race and gender, including such topics as gentrification, multicultural outreach, women in leadership, and making bike share equitable — will be integrated in every track.


    Sunday, October 25
    12:00-6:00. Lunch plenary, followed by workshops.
    6:00-9:00. Opening Reception at Silo at Makers’ Quarter. No-host bar.

    Monday, October 26
    8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Breakfast plenary, workshops, lunch keynote address, more workshops.
    5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  VIP event, drinks and snacks included.

    Tuesday, October 27
    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Networking breakfast, workshops, lunch keynote, more workshops.
    6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Party with the Bike Coalition of San Diego County

    Wednesday, October 28
    8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Bicycle and Walking Tours of San Diego

    Hotel Reservations:

    A discounted hotel room rate is available to conference attendees at the Wyndham San Diego Bayfront Hotel. The discounted rate is based on availability and the cut-off date for reservations is October 2, 2015.  Make sure to use this link to receive your discount. 


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  • Equity Summit 2015: All in for Inclusion, Justice, and Prosperity

    10/27/2015 - 10/29/2015

    Join thousands of committed, dynamic, diverse, and passionate leaders determined to craft and fortify the next wave of strategies and actions to achieve just and fair inclusion.

    Be part of the multiracial, multigenerational, multisector equity movement that is gaining momentum around the country.

    Meet leaders in Los Angeles who are putting equity at the center of their demands for real and lasting change.

    Gain new insights from strategic discussions about equity-focused campaigns that are infused with politics, policy, and practice.

    Learn about cutting-edge strategies in organizing, research, communications, and advocacy that are being implemented from the local to the national level.

    Equity Summit 2015 will ground inclusion, justice, and prosperity in the urgent issues of today and connect them to the creativity and bold vision of the equity movement. Advocates from Ferguson to New Orleans, Minneapolis to New York, and all points in between, will be part of interactive panels, tours, and in-depth, skills-building sessions that showcase how local leaders can impact policy change. Equity Summit 2015 will forge powerful partnerships for building an equitable and prosperous nation.

    Come prepared to engage with others to develop plans to advance an equity-driven agenda for city councils, state legislatures, Congress, and the next President.


    Register Now!

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  • Columbus, Ohio Will Host the 5th Safe Routes to School National Conference

    04/05/2016 - 04/07/2016

    The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and the National Center for Safe Routes to School are pleased to announce that the fifth Safe Routes to School National Conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio!

    The event will take place April 5-7, 2016 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.

    “The Safe Routes to School National Conference is an essential opportunity to join hundreds of advocates and supporters from around the country for networking and sharing best practices.

    We are excited to leverage the leadership and expertise of MORPC and community partners in Central Ohio in hosting what is sure to be a fantastic event,” said Margo Pedroso, deputy director of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

    “We look forward to bringing together advocates, policy makers, school officials, and everyone interested in the health and safety of our children to experience all Columbus has to offer for walking, bicycling, Safe Routes to School and healthy community design.”

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