Greater City Providence

First-ever New England Bike-Walk Summit

Thursday, October 7 at the Marriott Courtyard, 32 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI

Support better biking and walking in Providence, around Rhode Island, & throughout New England, and learn about what’s happening across the region and the country at the first-ever New England Bike-Walk Summit!

With 9 sessions in all, there’s something of interest for all bicycle and pedestrian stakeholders, whether agency staffer, grassroots advocate, or professional in private practice.

The keynote address will be given by Tim Blumenthal, President of Bikes Belong Coalition. Other notable presenters include Jeff Miller (President/CEO, Alliance for Biking & Walking), Dennis Markatos-Soriano (Executive Director, East Coast Greenway Alliance), and representatives of the League of American Bicyclists, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, the RI Bicycle Coalition, MassBike, Bike Coalition of Maine, Bike-Walk Connecticut, Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition, and the Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire. Public agencies represented will include RIDOT, MassDOT, Vermont Agency of Transportation, NHDOT, National Park Service, and numerous regional and municipal government agencies.

To download an agenda and register for the Summit, visit the Summit website:

And don’t forget to “friend” the Summit facebook group:

The New England Bike-Walk Summit is being organized by the RI-based East Coast Greenway Alliance, the nonprofit organization creating a 3000-mile trail connecting cities from Maine to Florida for bicyclists, walkers, and other non-motorized users.

Matthew Coolidge

Matthew Coolidge is co-founder of Greater City Providence. In addition to the occasional blog post about cycling, sailing, or urban rant, he works as an Electrical Engineer, often traveling to major cities and ports around the globe, or simply Warwick.


  • And the punchline is – The Courtyard is in one of the most-dangerous places in the city of Providence to bicycle!

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