By Molly Henry, ECGA Trail Coordinator
On Thursday, September 24, approximately 200 professionals and grassroots advocates in the bicycling and walking field flocked to Worcester, MA, for a day of sharing, networking and inspiration.
Summit highlights included a sneak peek at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s new comprehensive trail planning tools, presented by RTC President, Keith Laughlin. Karen Jenkins, Board Chair of the League of American Bicyclists, offered inspiring words and a call to action around methods to increase inclusivity and equity in the bike movement.
The afternoon field session included a pop-up separated bike lane organized and presented by Molly Henry, ECGA New England coordinator, and Karin Valentine Goins, WalkBike Worcester, co-founder and co-chair.
With a total of 11 presentation topics to choose from, the Summit covered groundbreaking tools for collecting bike-ped data, the newest engineering trends in bike-ped infrastructure, strategies for place-making, winter-facility maintenance, policy changes, and much more.
For more on this year’s Summit, please check out this article published by Mark Conti in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. A big thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, keynote speakers, presenters and everyone who participated in what was a truly remarkable day. We hope to see you for the fifth biennial New England Bike-Walk Summit in 2017!