Creating Bikeable, Sustainable, and Equitable Communities at the Washington Bike, Walk, Roll Summit

Riding my electric cargo bike is my favorite thing

Paul Tolmé

  • The summit is a weeklong gathering of mobility experts, transportation planners, and bicycling advocates working to create safe, sustainable, equitable, and healthy communities. 
  • Join the conversation, learn from state and national experts, and help us enact change that improves bicycling and active transportation for all.

Advancing the Open Streets movement and improving safe routes to schools. Reducing motor vehicle speeds and building transit-friendly communities. Improving mobility for individuals with disabilities. Rallying the bicycling community to push for climate justice.   

These topics and more will be explored during the 2021 Bike, Walk, Roll Summit from Sept. 27-Oct. 1. The virtual gathering is free (with an optional donation) and open to anyone who wants to learn about and enact change that makes Washington communities safer and more equitable for people bicycling, walking, rolling, or using mass transit.

“This is an incredible opportunity for anyone interested in or already involved with grassroots community activism to learn from and engage with a wide variety of experts, organizers, and leaders engaged in transportation policy, racial justice, disability rights and sustainability,” says Tamar Shuhendler, Cascade’s community organizer.


Cascade will host 15 virtual panel discussions and presentations during the summit. Sessions include:

  • Building Community Through Open Streets;

  • Equity and the Future of Urban Rail Transit Systems;

  • Investigating Enforcement in Active Transportation;

  • Reimagining Safe Routes to School Programs;

  • Speed and Safety: Speed Limit Setting and Speed Management;

  • Organizing Bicyclists for Climate Action.

The summit will include two keynote presentations. Alex Haagaard and Liz Jackson, co-founders of The Disabled List, who will talk about disability-led design research. Dara Baldwin, director of national policy for the Center for Disability Rights, will speak about mobility justice and political action within active transportation.

The entire summit is free, so sign up and invite your friends and colleagues. See the full agenda, and register here. 

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