2016 Bike Walk Summit & Walk Audit Training
Bike Walk Summit - Fri, June 3, 2016
9 AM to 3 PM ~ Constitution Room, Memorial Hall, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
The Connecticut Bike Walk Summit brings together people from across Connecticut to get the latest biking and walking updates from around the state, to learn how to make our communities more bike and walk friendly, to network and to socialize.
On June 3, 2016 participants learned from experts and connected with others working on these issues. We came away energized and inspired and with tools to make a change.
The Summit featured Mark Fenton, a national public health, planning, and transportation consultant and former host of the "America's Walking" series on PBS television. We discussed the latest news and ideas on complete streets, plans for CT's bikeways and greenways, legislative and funding developments, and more.
Cost: $40 Members, $50 Non-Members
No-cost options available
Optional Event at June 3 Summit
Connecticut Community Bike Workshops and Youth Programs Gathering
Walk Audit Training - Thurs, June 2, 2016
2 PM to 4:30 PM - BiCi Co. 95 Park Street, Hartford
The day before the Summit, Bike Walk Connecticut held a
FREE Walk Audit Training for 15 citizen advocates & professionals, led by Mark Fenton,
Learn more about how your community can benefit from our Walk Audit volunteers
This two and a half hour event trained participants to lead walk audits, which are facilitated walks designed for an interdisciplinary group of community stakeholders with goals of education, inspiration and practical planning. Walk audits can foster an understanding among participants of how a pedestrian truly feels in the environments examined. Training participants were selected from applications received through this website in April 2016.
Our criteria for selecting participants included:
- Geographic distribution throughout the state
- Qualifications - we selected a mix of the following (not to be an exclusive list): planners, advocates, people who bike and walk, engineers, public health experts, facilitators, public policy experts, elected and appointed public officials, etc.
- Ability to fulfill these requirements:
Mark Fenton is a vocal advocate for non-motorized transportation, a frequent consultant on bicycle and pedestrian community plans, and recognized authority on public health issues and the need for community, environmental, and public-policy initiatives to encourage more walking, bicycling, and transit use.
Photo: Mark Fenton
2013 Connecticut Bike Walk Summit at Yale University, April 2013