BikeWalk NC proudly presents the
November 3-4 in Wilmington, NC
The 2017 NC Bike/Walk Summit promises to be packed full of information useful to bicycle advocates, transportation planners, business owners, elected officials, tactical urbanists, public health practitioners, and livability and sustainability professionals. Experts from across the state and beyond will be on hand to share their knowledge and experience. The mission of the summit is to:
• Foster collaboration between North Carolina’s various bicycle movements, efforts, and endeavors;
• Educate local government staff, bicycle advocates, and policy leaders;
• Promote bicycling as a valid form of transportation and as an economic driver; and
• Highlight North Carolina’s dedication toward becoming a premier bicycle friendly state.
Let’s pedal forward to COMPLETE OUR STREETS…..FOR ALL!
We are excited to announce our local hosts:
The theme this year is
“Completing our streets….for all!”
GENERAL SCHEDULE BELOW and Click Here for The Schedule with Breakout Sessions
- November 2 – Traffic Bicycling for Transportation Professionals (open to first 20 registrants, separate fee, last option under “Tickets” in Registration)
- Location: The Terraces on Sir Tyler
Traffic Skills Clinic Description:
Oriented toward transportation engineers, planners, and police, but open to all adults, this intensive 9-hour on-bike training course teaches the fundamentals of safe, efficient, and lawful bicycle driving in urban traffic. Participants enhance their bike handling skills, increase their confidence in traffic, and improve their understanding of how state traffic laws support successful bicycling. Common bicyclist crash types are examined in the context of defensive bicycling practices. Implications for transportation planning, facility design, and law enforcement are discussed. Students receive certification for completing League of American Bicyclists Traffic Skills 101. This workshop is presented by BikeWalk NC board member Steven Goodridge. Complete workshop details are available at: http://www.bikewalknc.org/traffic-bicycling-for-transportation-professionals.
- November 3 – Friday
- Location: Cape Fear Community College
- Begins with Luncheon and Plenary with Keynote (Remarks from Deputy Secretary Julie White followed by Coralette Hannon from AARP), followed by Breakout Sessions, Mobile (Walking and Bicycling Tour) Sessions
- Reception 5 – 7 p.m. (featuring beer from New Belgium Brewing Co.) with remarks from NC House Transportation Chair John Torbett
- November 4 – Saturday
- Location: UNC-Wilmington
- Begins with morning Plenary (AARP Keynotes, Transportation Leadership) Breakout Sessions, Luncheon, Breakout Sessions, Mobile (Bicycling Tour) Sessions, ending at 3:15
Here is theSCHEDULE WITH BREAKOUT SESSIONS– detailed program coming soon
Take a look at last year’s program for a better idea of the breakout sessions: 2016 NC Bike/Walk Summit Program
FIRST 100 REGISTRANTS get complimentary Bike/Walk Summit custom designed DeFeet Socks (courtesy of DeFeet!)
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:
Deputy Secretary for Multi-Modal Transportation Julie White
We are excited to have the new head of Multi-Modal Transportation (includes the Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation, along with Ferries, Aviation, Rail and Transit) at the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Deputy Secretary White comes to the NCDOT with a long history of public service in both state and local government. Over the past two decades she has served in the N.C. Office of the Lt. Governor, the N.C. House of Representatives Majority Leader’s Office, the Department of the State Treasurer, and most recently as Executive Director of the N.C. Metropolitan Mayors Coalition. During her nine years with the Metro Mayors Julie was the longest serving member of the Strategic Transportation Investment (STI) Workgroup, lobbied for the STI legislation, and served on the Board of NC GO, a transportation advocacy coalition. She was awarded the WTS Women in Transportation Community Advocate Award, the NCDOT Road Gang Award, and the Triangle Business Journal’s Forty Under Forty Award.
Julie earned a Master of Public Administration from N.C. State and is a graduate of the Leadership NC program. Julie resides in Raleigh with her husband and three children.
We know Deputy Secretary White has a passion for active transportation and the economic benefits of walkable, bicyclist-friendly community development. We look forward to hearing the department’s plans for our state’s bicycle and pedestrian program, NC’s Complete Streets policy, Safe Routes to School and her thoughts on our state’s Vision Zero initiative.
Meet this year’s three national keynote speakers from AARP:
Coralette Hannon will be talking about the benefits of and AARP’s work to advance age-friendly network/livable communities and their support of Complete Streets across the country.
Mike Watson and Michael Olender will be presenting on AARP’s Age Friendly Network (AFN) on both the state and national level. They will emphasize how livable communities can be developed across the country. Additionally, they will review AARP’s Livability Assessment and illustrate the use of the Livability Index for planning for the present and future.
Michael Olender – Manager of Outreach and Advocacy, AARP North Carolina
Michael Olender is Manager of Outreach and Advocacy at AARP North Carolina. He leads a team of regionally-based Associate State Directors throughout North Carolina on AARP member engagement, community relations and partnership development, and legislative advocacy. His work focuses on issues most pressing to people 50+ throughout the state, including working with officials and community partners to make North Carolina more “age-friendly” and helping ensure that older adults have the resources they need to age-in-place with greater independence, dignity and choice.
Prior to joining the North Carolina team in 2013, Michael served as Associate State Director of AARP New York. In this capacity he was the AARP representative for Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island and the Lower Hudson Valley region of New York State, an area composed of more than 800,000 AARP members. Here he led AARP New York’s education and outreach efforts on healthcare related issues including the Affordable Care Act and Medicare fraud. He has also worked to advance the association’s commitment to creating livable communities, advocacy on federal and state budget priorities as well as Medicare and Social Security.
In 2012, Michael served as Interim State Director for AARP New Hampshire. In this position he managed a state office staff and AARP’s non-partisan voter education efforts, including a series of AARP candidate debates for Congressional and gubernatorial races.
Prior to joining AARP in 2007 Michael worked as an issue organizer in New Jersey on a variety of consumer issues including affordable prescription drugs, access to health care, utilities education and other issues affecting older Americans.
A graduate from Rutgers University, Michael and his family now reside permanently in Apex, North Carolina with his wife Lelah and two small children John and Caroline.
Coralette Hannon: Senior Legislative Representative for Government Affairs, AARP
Coralette Hannon is a Senior Legislative Representative with AARP’s Department of Government Affairs. Since joining AARP in 1999, Coralette has served as an issue expert primarily in the areas of housing, transportation, telecommunications and foreclosure prevention. In her position, she provides technical assistance to AARP’s state offices to further their strategic engagements in state and local level legislative and regulatory advocacy.
Before coming to AARP, Coralette served as an advisor with the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia focusing on the regulation of telecommunications, energy, and transportation providers. Coralette also served as a legal consultant to the city of Glenarden, MD, as well as an attorney with the Webster & Fredrickson law firm in Washington, DC.
Coralette is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, with a B.A. in economics. She also earned a J.D. from Howard University School of Law and is a member of the Virginia State Bar. Coralette currently lives in East Windsor, N.J.
Mike Watson, M.P.P., Sr. Advisor, Liveable Communities Programs, AARP
Mike is a Senior Advisor on the AARP Livable Communities team. In that role he supports the efforts of AARP State Offices in encouraging towns, counties and cities to be more livable for people of all ages through resources and engagement aimed at local leaders, policy makers, planners and citizen activists. Mike helps to lead national partnerships for the livable communities team. Mike has also expand the organization’s footprint on livability by leading a strategic partnership with GOVERNING magazine, working with a team to profile community best practices through the award winning book “Where We Live: Communities for All Ages,” and helping to launch a targeted outreach effort to reach mayors through the U.S. Conference of Mayors and other forums.
Previously at AARP, he served as an advisor to Nancy LeaMond, AARP’s Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, who is responsible for delivering an advocacy and education agenda on behalf of AARP’s 38 million members. In that role, Mike provided strategic counsel and expertise on retirement policy, family caregiving and livable communities. That work involved outreach and convenings on Capitol Hill and serving as a core advisor on AARP’s community agenda.
Before joining AARP, Mike was a legislative assistant at an advocacy organization focused on issues affecting older adults, where he served as the organization’s chief lobbyist. A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in legal studies from Wingate University. He earned his master’s in public policy (focused in social policy, with coursework in land use planning) from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
Mike is an avid runner and cyclist who is passionate about creating communities where people of all ages can get around safely. He resides in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife and their two daughters.
Who Attends The Summit?
Planners | Business Owners | Engineers | Elected Officials | Sustainability Coordinators
Nonprofit Leaders | Economic Development Specialists | Transportation Professionals
Tactical Urbanists | Local Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinators | Public Health Practitioners
Livability Experts | Environmental Scientists | Community Advocates | Educators
A Wide Range of Lodging Options
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The NC Bike/Walk Summit is presented each year by BikeWalk NC in partnership
with other regional and local advocacy organizations.