This year's conference will take place on Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington, Boston, MA.
• Attend workshops and panels that highlight current pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation topics.
• Network with colleagues representing diverse interests from the public, academic and private sectors.
• All new site visits and mobile workshops led by engineers and bicycle/pedestrian advocates.
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MT16 is a MassDOT GreenDOT event. GreenDOT is MassDOT’s comprehensive sustainability policy that promotes the healthy transportation modes of walking, bicycling and transit.
"I enjoyed the opportunity to connect with other professionals in the field. In particular, I think it's great that MassDOT provides an opportunity where people from government, private and non-profit sectors can mingle. There should be more events like this."
"Informal discussion and interaction with pedestrian, bike, transit, health and safety experts at all levels - from tiny community groups to high level officials - in a physical setting that is comfortable and beautiful."
"It was great to see that innovative projects are happening around the state, and to learn what the challenges and opportunities are for promoting mode shift across the state."
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The History of the Moving Together Conference
In 1998, both the statewide bicycling action plan and the statewide pedestrian action plan, called for the establishment of an annual statewide conference for educational and networking purposes. The first two of these conferences were held in Worcester, MA in 2000. In May, at Clark University, 50 people gathered to discuss only walking issues. Later in the year, at the Worcester Holiday Inn, 50 people focused only on bicycling issues.
In 2005, the conference moved to Boston. The first several years, the conference was held at the Marriott Courtyard on Tremont Street. Interest continued to grow until attendance hit approximately 250 persons and the conference moved to a larger venue at the Back Bay Sheraton.
The conference continued to grow and in 2013 the conference was held for the first time at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Transit joined the conference as a featured mode. In 2014, more workshops than ever were offered along with the addition of site visits. Over 650 people attended the event. It continued to bring together transportation leaders and individuals involved in the areas of planning, public health, bike and pedestrian safety, transit, advocacy, elected office, law enforcement and education.