Our conference was founded on the belief that greater access to walking and bicycling will create healthier individuals, cohesive neighborhoods, and vibrant communities.
Started by a hundred idealistic cyclists in 1980 as Pro Bike, the conference evolved to include walking—Pro Walk/Pro Bike—and, in 2012, under the stewardship of Project for Public Spaces, we incorporated Placemaking, creating new partnership opportunities and enhancing the movement’s potential impact on communities.
The 18th Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, in Pittsburgh is expected to draw 1,000 city planners, transportation engineers, public health advocates, elected officials, community leaders, and professional walking and bicycling advocates.
Over 100 breakout sessions, panel discussions, and poster sessions address the latest trends, research, and best practices. Plenary speakers bring perspectives from other disciplines, and other experiences to help improve and expand our practice.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2014 is organized into four tracks: Change, Connect, Prosper, and Sustain. Each track reflects a stage that a community moves through towards its ideal of becoming a place where people of all abilities and ages can walk and bike freely. Change is about advocacy; Connect is about infrastructure; Prosper is about the health and economic benefits of the connected community; and Sustain is about applying our solutions to other challenges such as energy, climate change, and inequality.
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Pittsburgh is continually lauded as one of the most livable cities in America, thanks to the city’s robust transportation system, walkability and bikeability. Pittsburgh provides us with the ideal Placemaking laboratory full of unique cultural destinations everyone can enjoy. Stroll along the bustling street markets that make up the ‘Strip District’; enjoy a cup of joe and the shade of an elm tree in Pittsburgh’s historic Market Square; or bike along Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Heritage Trail, situated on the edges of Monongahela, the Allegheny, and the Ohio rivers and take in the stunning views of downtown!
The conference will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Rooms at a special conference rate are available at: