Be a part of the 2020 Transportation Conference!
October 28-29 in Boise, ID
Join us for the *virtual* 2020 Transportation Conference on October 28th and 29th! Advocates, city staff, transportation professionals, planners, and elected officials from all over the state will come together to share information, learn from one another, and get to know each other. Our goal is to provide education and training to a diverse audience through a selection of relevant topics on bicycle and pedestrian design, advocacy, land use, funding options, health and wellness, and more. We wish to increase participants’ effectiveness at creating safe and accessible environments for walking or biking, whether that is at a city, county, regional, or state level.
Conference attendees represent a spectrum of people from a variety of communities who are engaged in bicycling and walking. With this year’s conference being held online, we want small, rural communities well represented to share successes and challenges they face locally.
Wednesday – October 28 – Advocacy Day
Wednesday will be a day filled with advocacy; we will hear from advocates sharing successes, policies and new ideas.
Wednesday’s Keynote Speaker – Angie Schmitt
Angie Schmitt is a well-known transportation writer and planner based in Cleveland. She is the author of the upcoming book Right of Way: Race, Class and the Silent Crisis of Pedestrian Deaths in America, which was published Aug. 27th by Island Press. Her writing and commentary have appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, NPR and elsewhere. She was the long time editor for Streetsblog. Schmitt is the founder of the Cleveland-based urban planning firm 3MPH, which specializes in pedestrian safety.
Thursday – October 29 – Policy Day
Thursday will focus on policy with a legislative panel, federal transportation updates, public transit news, Statewide Transportation Study, and new active transportation technology to improve safety.