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New England Bike-Walk Summit Providence – October 4, 2013


2011 Summit, look closely, you might find me eating a cookie. Photo from East Coast Greenway.

From the New England Bike-Walk Summit:

I can barely believe that the New England Bike-Walk Summit is only a week away!

I wanted to share the current draft of the Summit program , so you can see what kind of great stuff we have lined up this year. Once again, we have a great variety of sessions related to design, planning, engineering, advocacy, and more, presented by an array of talented and experienced professionals. Add to that a few terrific field sessions and the return of our popular poster session, and it promises to be a great and productive day. Oh, did I mention the amazing guest speakers that are coming? Several bike/walk rock stars, including the Presidents of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and the League of American Bicyclists, are headed to New England from DC to share their thoughts on active transportation and recreation in our region and the rest of the country.

Please register now!

p.s.: There’s lots of bike/walk/urbanism fun planned for that evening and all weekend in Providence – the Builders’ Ball (handbuilt bike show), Providence Cyclocross Festival (world-class bike races), Gran Fondo New England, WaterFire


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.