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Story by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) - Story Source
Published on Saturday March 13, 2021 - 10:41 PM

Stymied by Covid in 2020, the Oregon Active Transportation Summit is back and looks to be stronger than ever.

OATS, as it's known among the local advocacy crowd, has been held annually since 2011. It's a must-do gathering of bicycling, walking, transit, and every other kind of non-driving mobility expert, activist, or influencer. You should be there if you want to get your foot in any doors or want to notch-up your professional networks and knowledge. OATS is organized by The Street Trust, the Portland-based nonprofit formerly known as the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. (Fun history: OATS began as a project of Cycle Oregon known as the Oregon Bike Summit in 2006. The word "bike" was dropped in 2010.)

The 2021 OATS will take place online from Tuesday to Friday April 27 through April 30th. "On this tenth anniversary of OATS we are thrilled to be giving a platform to the bright minds that are taking on the intersecting issues of climate change and transportation in an equitable and sustainable landscape!" reads the official website.