Enjoy hearing from colleagues, mentors, and seasoned professionals on a wide range of session themes, from transportation equity and community engagement to trail planning and design, funding strategies, advocacy, arts & culture, and youth engagement.
Location: The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street, Boston
5-8:30 pm Registration & packet pick-up
5:15 pm Welcome & Introduction
Department of Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack
5:30 pm Plenary: Innovation & Collaboration: The Road Towards Bike Equity in Boston
Panelists: Tiffany Cogell, Block Steward, The Boston Project Ministries; Nicole Ferraro, Active Living Project Manager, Boston Public Health Commission; Tamika R Francis, Community Engagement Manager, Boston Alliance for Community Health; Angela Johnson, Transportation Justice Organizer, Transportation for MA; Vivian Ortiz, Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition; Becca Wolfson, Executive Director, Boston Cyclists Union
Through education, awareness, systems change, and capacity building, representatives from a group of cross‐sector organizations have been working towards bike equity in Boston. They focused their efforts on under-resourced neighborhoods with a higher burden of chronic disease. The group hosted a Neighborhood Bike Forum uniting over 100 residents to connect, share, learn, and envision what bicycling could be in our neighborhoods. Read more
8:30pm Social Hour at the Good Life (28 Kingston Street)
Sponsored by Association of Bicycle and Pedestrian Professionals, Boston Chapter
Location: 3rd floor, UMass Boston Campus Center, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston
7:30 am Registration and breakfast
8:15 am Welcome & Opening Plenary
Speakers: Dennis Markatos-Soriano, Executive Director, East Coast Greenway Alliance
9 am Expo Hall opens
9:15 - 10:30 am Morning Session I
10:45 am - noon: Morning Session II
When a Fire Starts to Burn: The Power of Bicycles as Vehicles for Community Transformation
Growing Bicycle Travel and Tourism for Economic Development (and much more)
11 - 11:45 am: Poster Sessions & Networking in Expo Hall
Noon - 1 pm: Lunch in Grand Ballroom with state breakout groups
1 - 1:30 pm: Networking in Expo Hall
1 - 3:15 pm: Mobile Workshops
Walking Tour of Boston Harbor. What does the Boston Harbor mean for the waterfront of Boston? Explore resilience planning initiatives in the city with a focus on the Harborwalk. The walk will start from the Campus Center and go to the Carson Beach and back.
Neponset River Greenway. Bike tour of the Neponset River Greenway, approx. 4 miles one-way. Tour will be led by Jessica Mink, Vivian Ortiz and Lee Toma, members of the Neponset River Greenway Council. Residents and staff from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation will share the story of knitting communities together socially and physically through the Greenway. The tour will follow a stop and go format to showcase signature achievements manifested in the built environment. (Transportation to and from the Greenway will be provided.)
1:30 - 3 pm: Afternoon Session I
Track 3, Lightning Round:
3 pm: Networking, Expo Hall, & Snack Break
3:30 - 4:45 pm: Afternoon Session II
5 - 5:15 pm: Closing Ceremony
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