2009 National Conference update

Photo of PortlandThe National Center for Safe Routes to School and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership will present the Second Safe Routes to School National Conference August 19–21, 2009 in Portland, Oregon. The host organization, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) has selected the Portland Hilton as the site of the conference. A pre-conference meeting on health is planned for Tuesday, August 18 and the Safe Routes to School Partnership's annual meeting is planned for Wednesday. More details will be available in the next few weeks.

The BTA is leading committee meetings to plan the agenda for the conference and would appreciate your input. Please share the top three topics you would like addressed at the conference by November 7, 2008 by emailing Scott Yelton at scottyelton@bta4bikes.org. Please consider areas that include hot topics, best practices, or issues that you are facing or have heard about in implementing a SRTS program in your community or state.