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Portland Hosts Safe Routes to School National Conference August 19-21
Date:8/11/2009

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The second Safe Routes to School Conference, promoting walking and biking to school, takes place in Portland, Oregon on August 19-21, 2009. Themed "Two Steps Ahead," the national conference highlights how Safe Routes to School programs are changing the habits of an entire generation and keeping thousands of families ahead of health, traffic safety, and environmental concerns.

"A simple intervention like walking to school is a climate change intervention, an obesity intervention, a diabetes intervention, a safety intervention," said keynote speaker Dr. Howard Frumkin of Atlanta's Center for Disease Control in an Associated Press interview. Nearly 500 people have registered for the Safe Routes event which will bring together environmentalists, bicycle and pedestrian advocates, health providers, transportation experts and others to address issues from childhood obesity to urban sprawl and the role of biking and walking in reversing those trends. Since 2005, over $350 million of federal money has been awarded to assist states in the implementation of Safe Routes to School programs.

Speakers include Joseph Toole of the Federal Highway Administration, Ton Daggers of Utrecht, Netherlands who promotes bicycling in Europe and Latin America, and Lauren Marchetti of the National Center for Safe Routes to School. Marchetti helped launch the first International Walk To School Day in 2000 which now involves over 3 million participants in over 40 countries.

The conference offers interactive training, hands-on events, and a dance party featuring the Greasy Chain String Band. Walkable, bike-friendly Portland will be showcased in twelve mobile workshops. A fleet of bicycles will be available for conference participants to rent at a low cost right outside the downtown Hilton.

The conference is presented by the National Center for Safe Routes to Schools. Portland non-profit, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, is coordinating it locally. Lead donor, Kaiser Permanente, is sponsoring an August 18 pre-conference session for health care providers, called "Climate for Change."

A press conference is scheduled for 9:45am, Thursday, August 20 in the Hilton Grand Ballroom. Call-ins welcome, dial 503-752-3824.

2009 Safe Routes to School Conference

Portland Hilton & Executive Tower 921 SW Sixth Ave Portland, Oregon 97204

Details:http://www.saferoutesconference.org.

    Contact:

    Scott Yelton
    Bicycle Transportation Alliance
    Marketing Manager
    503-226-0676 x27

    Lillian Karabaic
    Bicycle Transportation Alliance
    Events Coordinator
    503-226-0676 x11

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