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James Madison University (JMU) campus
Presented by: The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization (HRMPO)
2015 – “Play to Our Strengths: The Secrets to a 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 2015, the theme was “Play to Our Strengths: The Secrets to a Biking and Walking Community” with a keynote address from Pete Eshelman, Director of Outdoor Branding with the Roanoke Regional Partnership. His talk and the other sessions focused on understanding the importance of biking and walking to the economy, creating a livable community that attracts and retains businesses and residents, promoting the community’s walking and biking assets, and prioritizing biking and walking planning and investment.
Check out 2015’s Featured Project Videos!
- Event Program, including Agenda and Year in Review list
- Summit Report and Project Action Plans – Facilitation by Professor Lori Britt and JMU 4C – Campus Community Civic Collaborative facilitators
- Play to Our Strengths: The Secrets to a Biking and Walking Community – Pete Eshelman – Director of Outdoor Branding, Roanoke Regional Partnership
- Featured project videos
- Reports from 2014 Summit Action Groups
- Bicycle Economic Development Study – Elizabeth McCarty
- Southend and Cooks Creek Greenway – Bob Berrson
- Bicycle Mapping Website – Chris Hamilton
- Bike Friendly Business Packets – Brian Bauer
- 2014 & 2015 Event Photos
- In the media:
- 2015 Summit Press Release
- “Discussion to be held regarding Harrisonburg’s increasing biking community”, JMU Breeze, November 11, 2015
- “Bike-Walk Summit Hear’s ‘Sticky’ Talk – Speaker Describes Efforts to Welcome, Keep Newcomers”, Daily-News Record, November 14, 2015
Pete Eshelman – Play to Your Strengths – 2014 Cityworks X(po) in Roanoke, VA
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.
Questions? Contact Kevin McDermott, [email protected]