8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Working on improving walking, biking, and accessibility in your community now? Thinking about doing so in the future? You should plan to attend this Statewide Active Transportation Summit to meet people doing this work in various parts of PA, see examples of work underway, and discover key elements to help you bring active transportation improvements home for your area. This will be a combination debut and return of the Active Transportation Summit, with an expanded scope to welcome people from around the commonwealth and to include all active modes in the discussion.
The day's engaging lineup includes Keynote Speaker Caron Whitaker, the Deputy Director of the League of American Bicyclists, on “Building Coalitions for Active Transportation.” Situated on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College, a Silver Level Certified Bicycle-Friendly University, F&M in turn is situated in the City of Lancaster, which has had active planning and construction under way for a decade on Complete Streets, Green Streets, and now Vision Zero. In addition, the city has an extensive bus system and is connected regionally by Amtrak service. It’s a nexus of both thinking and doing in terms of providing safe, accessible, and inviting connected networks for people walking and wheeling.
This event is suitable for a wide variety of participants, whether people who have formal roles with municipalities or those who are engaged activists and advocates as well as anyone just interested in getting involved in promoting active transportation in their communities. For those coming in the evening before, there is an option to do an evening walk in town. The cost is $30 (in advance) per registrant, and goes up to $35 for registrations completed after November 2. Registration includes lunch and snacks. If the registration is a hardship, please contact the organizers as scholarship funds may be available. The link to register is below.