2017 Bike-Walk Summit

2017 HR Bike-Walk Summit Final Report

Presented by: The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization (HRMPO)

Our 2017 Harrisonburg & Rockingham Bike-Walk Summit was held on Friday, November 3, 2017 on the Campus of James Madison University

Each year the Bike-Walk Summit brings together a broad range of partners who are working to make Harrisonburg and Rockingham County a great biking and walking community to live in and visit. For 2017, the theme was “Engaging to Create Walkable and Bikeable Communities,” with a keynote address from Fionnuala Quinn, Founder, and Director of The Bureau of Good Roads. Her talk and interactive, hands-on sessions focused on engaging whole communities in the planning and design process to create successful walking and biking facilities that meet the public’s needs. 

JMU Bikes pt2 from Adventure Seen on Vimeo.

JMU Bikes Pt1 from Adventure Seen on Vimeo.

Goals of the Summit

1. To develop relationships and partnerships between the stakeholders in the bicycle and pedestrian development in the city and county.

2. To coordinate and build on the bicycle and pedestrian efforts between the city, county, and other key stakeholders to make our region more bicycle and pedestrian friendly

3. To educate elected officials, planners and decision makers to the community, health and economic benefits of bicycling and walking.

4. To identify specific actions that are needed to make Harrisonburg and Rockingham County the Bike and Pedestrian Community of Virginia

5. To develop collaborative bike and pedestrian action steps for the coming year.

Summit Conveners:

Partners:

Past Bike-Walk Summit Information

2015 Bike-Walk Summit Recap

2016 Bike-walk Summit Recap

Questions? Contact Ann Cundy, [email protected]

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