10th Annual NC BikeWalk Summit: November 4–6, 2021
Location: WG Pearson Center, Durham, NC, with online access.
The 2021 NC BikeWalk Summit promises to be packed full of information useful to bicycle advocates, transportation planners, business owners, elected officials, tactical urbanists, public health practitioners, and livability and sustainability professionals.
We are planning to have a terrific in-person meeting in Durham, NC this year, with Covid safety protocols in place. That said, if you are unable to come to Durham, we will also be making the sessions available online. In addition, there will be pre-Summit online sessions to get everyone engaged in the program.
Please note that the registration fee is the same for in-person vs. online registration. We have kept the in person fee as low as possible by not providing catering or excessive materials. In-person collaboration is useful and desired by many attendees. The additional costs for technology that allows zoom webinars, live-streaming, and recording of the sessions is in part covered by the registration fees for both in-person and virtual attendees.
Experts from across the state and country will be sharing their knowledge and experience.
This year's focus will be on how we can connect our transportation modes safely. We will explore how transportation decisions affect those who cannot or do not want to be car dependent. What have been the long term ramifications of dividing neighborhoods with highways? We will look at road designs, education efforts, and technological means that can improve safety.
We will receive updates from NCDOT's Integrated Mobility Division, The League of American Bicyclists, FHWA, Vision Zero, and other national leaders. We will be holding workshops before and during the Summit that will be in person only (a Bicycle Friendly Driver class, an LCI cycling instructor class, a transit experience, implementation of a traffic garden for children, a ride on the American Tobacco Trail). The speakers will be live streamed. The presentations will remain available to registrants at the end of the Summit.
We are applying for AICP credits.
Summit registration includes a 1 year membership to BikeWalk NC (a $30 value), and supports the work of BikeWalk NC to improve road safety for all users.