On March 16-17, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will host its annual Move Utah Summit, a program designed to bring together experts and discuss best practices for improving decision-making related to health, transportation and land use.

Move Utah is an active transportation community planning program operated by UDOT in collaboration with the Utah Department of Health, Department of Public Safety, Utah Highway Patrol, Utah Transit Authority and non-profit organizations like Bike Utah and Get Healthy Utah. Its goal is to foster active, healthy, connected communities through robust planning and implementation of biking and walking initiatives, programs and projects. 

The 2022 Move Utah Summit will build on the previous successful summits to provide expert panelists, virtual breakout sessions, a compelling keynote speaker and in-person mobile tours. The program will also offer a virtual programming option in the morning on Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 17 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., as well as walking and biking tours in the afternoon on both days respectively from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

This year, keynote speakers will include Jeff Speck and Monique G. Lopez, both subject-matter experts. Speck is a city planner and author who advocates internationally for more walkable cities, and he co-authored Suburban Nation, which the Wall Street Journal calls “the urbanist’s bible.” López is a Social Justice Planner and founder of Pueblo Planning, an anti-racist, values-driven participatory planning and design firm.

As the only event of its kind in Utah, the Summit brings together hundreds of state and local elected officials, state agency and municipal staff, planning and engineering consultants, and community advocates to discuss the literal and figurative intersection of health and well-being. To learn more and register for the Move Utah Summit, visit the event website