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Come along for the ride. Active Transportation Summit. Building our Regional Trail Network

Please join the PENNSYLVANIA ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
and the DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
at the Summit to learn more about recent successes and opportunities
for improving the region's active transportation trail system.

WHEN

Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 8am
Coffee and casual conversation begin at 8 with welcoming remarks
starting at 8:30. A boxed lunch will be served.

WHERE

The HUB at the Cira Center
2929 Arch Street, Mezzanine Level, Philadelphia, PA

RSVP

To register, please go to the Summit's registration page
Online registration closes on June 21st.

AGENDA

Go to this link for the full agenda

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Michael Nutter. Joe Hoeffel. Barry Seymour
Mia Birk

Mia Birk, President of Alta Planning + Design, and an architect of Portland, Oregon's transformation into the U.S.'s premier bikable city, will detail her many accomplishments in pedestrian, bicycle, trail and greenway planning.

Jackie Epping

Jackie Epping from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control will discuss her work on community-based physical activity interventions.

Dave Kahley

David Kahley, President & CEO of The Progress Fund, will discuss how the Trail Towns Program® is working to rebuild towns and businesses along the Great Allegheny Passage.

Lisa Gordon

The Chief Operating Officer responsible for the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine, Lisa Gordon, will speak about how a 22-mile abandoned rail line ringing Atlanta will be converted into trails and greenspace.

Peter Sortino

Peter Sortino, current President of the Danforth Foundation in St. Louis, will discuss his work to bring people, groups and resources together to make the St. Louis region a better place to live, work and recreate.

Active Transportation Summit. Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Pennsylvania Environmental Council.
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he Active Transportation Summit will highlight and enhance the growing excitement around the region's expanding trail network. The Summit will feature national leaders in the Health and Economic Development fields, talking about the public health benefits of active transportation and the keys to growing our economy by growing our trails. Local visionaries will provide updates on some of the most exciting trails, parks and bikeways in the nation, being built right here in our region; and about the region's growing Active Transportation movement. The Summit will conclude with an exclusive tour of the Manayunk Bridge, future site of a breathtaking multi-use trail segment ten stories over the Schuylkill River.

The goal of the Summit is to raise awareness about current trail projects, build excitement for future trail projects, and highlight how the entire community benefits from the creation of a regional trail system. Beyond that, the Summit will also provide a charrette-like format where YOU will be able to ADD your voice and your suggestions to the mix. As many around the region already know, the establishment of the active transportation trail system is paramount in moving the Philadelphia region into the national spotlight for sustainable planning and promotion of healthy lifestyles.