Connecticut Bike Walk Summit

Bike Walk Connecticut’s First Statewide Summit

Saturday, November 13, 2010, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Visit us at www.bikewalkct.org

“Working Together for a Bike and Walk Friendly Connecticut”

Bike Walk Summit

Summit was a great success.. over 160 attendees! PIctures here: then click on "slideshow" to see all the pics in sequence.

Presenter Bios here

Summit Schedule of Events here

 

Biking and walking are the healthiest, most inexpensive, and Earth-friendly forms of transportation in the country. Yet, Connecticut ranks 40th out of 50 in the League of American Bicyclists bike-friendly state ratings. Did you know that while 12.6% of all traffic-related deaths in Connecticut involve pedestrians, only 1.7% ($1.67 per person) of the state’s federal transportation budget is spent on pedestrian safety and facilities? Of all states, Connecticut ranks 37th in bicycling and pedestrian spending per capita. But, work is being done to change this, and you can be part of the solution.

Join us on November 13 to hear from experts and plan how to move forward together to make Connecticut a bike and walk friendly place to live and work.

Program Schedule Click her

Registration Table opens at 8:00am on Saturday Nov 13th

Win a Bike - Cycling Sports Group  donated a bike - random drawing at the Summit (picture supplied by Cycling Sports Group)

Hartford Courant "Opinion" on Making Biking & Walking Safer          Click Here

 

Bike Parking     There are numerous bike racks on campus, including racks located in front of Memorial Hall and on each side of the Student Center

 

photo courtesy of MaryEllen Thibodeau