The 2020 NC BikeWalk 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.
We are excited to be having the conference in Durham, NC this fall, as Durham has been very actively pursuing new transportation options and opportunities, from their early experiences with bike share and scooter share stations, to their bike boulevard plan, to the wonderful American Tobacco Trail, which is part of the East Coast Greenway. They have a robust bus system and an Amtrak Station that will give Summit attendees many transportation options. Given the uncertainty of what the “new normal” will be like in the fall, we are also exploring options that will allow registrants to attend from remote locations.
Experts from across the state and country will be sharing their knowledge and experience.
The Summit serves to:
- Foster collaboration between North Carolina’s various bicycle and walking movements, efforts, and endeavors;
- Educate local government staff, bicycle & pedestrian advocates, and health care and policy leaders;
- Promote bicycling and walking as valid forms of transportation and as economic drivers; and
- Highlight North Carolina’s accomplishments and areas of opportunity toward becoming a premier walkable, bicycling-friendly state.
This year’s focus will be on inclusive transportation and how transportation decisions affect those who cannot or do not want to be car dependent. How can we make travel safe and inclusive of everyone? How can we best promote infrastructure and transportation that equally serves the economically disadvantaged, those with physical disabilities, the elderly, the infirm, those who live outside the urban core? Also, given the extraordinary changes in roadway usage that we have witnessed during the spring of 2020, how should we revise how we look at transportation?
BikeWalk NC invites you to submit a presentation at the 9th Annual North Carolina BikeWalk Summit. Sessions may be in the form of a panel discussion or an individual or group presentation.