Annual Harrisonburg & Rockingham Bike-Walk Summit

2016 Date: Friday, November 4, 2016

James Madison University (JMU) campus

2016_Bike.Walk Summit

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

2016 “Stronger Together: Building an Inclusive Biking and Walking Community”

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 2016, the theme was “Stronger Together: Building an Inclusive Biking and Walking Community “ with a keynote address from Veronica Davis Co- Owner and Principal of Nspire Green and founder of Black Women Bike. Her talk and the other sessions will be focused on building relationships and reaching communities in the region that have not previously been involved in the walking and bicycling movement. The JMU Bike and Pedestrian Committee and the Office of Community Service-Learning will host the event with breakfast and lunch provided for all attendees.

See what happened at our 2015 Bike-Walk Summit:

Check out 2015’s Featured Project Videos!

Turner Ashby High School Dream Trail from Adventure Seen on Vimeo.

Harrisonburg Collaboration: Bluestone Trail from Adventure Seen on Vimeo.

Keister Elementary & Thomas Harrison Middle School Safe Routes To School from Adventure Seen on Vimeo.

Pete Eshelman – Play to Your Strengths – 2014 Cityworks X(po) in Roanoke, VA

Harrisonburg – The Bike Capital of Virginia!

 

 

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

Questions? Contact Kevin McDermott, [email protected]

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