National Center for Bicycling & Walking
Register Now: Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place!
September 12-15, 2016
Vancouver, British Columbia will host Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place this September 12-15. Moving Towards a Healthier World is the conference theme, and the program will concentrate on four focus areas: Mobility (how we move and connect); Governance (how we participate and decide); Health (how we become healthier and happier); and Resilience (how we understand and adapt to a changing world). Early Summer registration is open through Friday, July 15 so register today for the best rates.
Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place is North America's largest gathering of transportation professionals who are working on topics such as complete streets, Safe Routes to School, protected bicycling infrastructure, integrated transportation networks (transit/walking/bicycling), Placemaking, autonomous vehicles, road safety for vulnerable users and other important questions. An expected one thousand individuals will explore these topics through more than 100 breakout sessions, pecha kuchas and poster displays. The program will be announced in early summer; for now, here is a program preview.
The Vancouver region has become a global benchmark for sustainable and healthy transportation. Sustained investment in bicycling infrastructure, coordinated transportation and land use planning, and an all ages and abilities design standard for walking and bicycling infrastructure has resulted in over one half of all trips being made by active transportation. Added to this is an ever present emphasis on livability: the city that rejected 1960s style urban renewal continues to eschew the over accommodation of the automobile; green space is preserved, there is an emphasis on Place, and space for cars is being reused and reclaimed for people. Throughout the conference organized Mobile Workshops will venture into the host city allowing conference attendees to experiences these amenities and hear from those who made it all happen.
Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place welcomes planners, engineers, advocates, public health practitioners, elected officials, citizen advocates and others to network with their peers, learn the latest research, and exchange best practices. Join your peers from the public, private and nonprofit sectors in Vancouver this September 12-15!
Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available. Inquires should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place is produced by Project for Public Spaces, a New York City based 501(c)3.