Ray Thomas to Join Oregon Active Transportation Summit

The Oregon Bike Summit is taking on a new name and a new scope this year. Now known as the Oregon Active Transportation Summit, the annual statewide meeting of bicycle advocates and local activists will address the entire spectrum of active transportation, from biking to walking to public transportation.

From the summit’s website:

“All facets of active transportation – biking, walking and public transit – share the same goals: safe streets, livable communities, and healthy, affordable transportation options for everyone. By uniting as one group and delivering a clear message to our elected representatives, we can accomplish our shared goals.”

The summit, which takes place in Salem March 29-30, gives activists a forum for discussing the state’s transportation policies, polishing their lobbying skills and initiating new programs to promote active transportation in Oregon. Bicycle attorney Ray Thomas will participate in breakout sessions on legislative priorities regarding active transportation issues.

Participants in the sixth annual Oregon Active Transportation Summit will meet with Oregon legislators to convey their legislative goals. Past accomplishments of the conference include creating a statewide Scenic Bikeways program; developing a cycling tourism website; and raising awareness and funds for active transportation through “Share the Road” license plates, of which more than 10,000 have been sold.