2019 Tennessee Bike Walk Summit

May 9 - 10  |  Knoxville, TN  |  University of Tennessee Conference Center
#TNBWS19

The 8th annual Tennessee Bike Walk Summit will be held May 9 & 10, 2019 in Knoxville, TN. The summit will host more than 100 planners, advocates, public officials, and citizens from across the Southeastern United States who are all working to make their communities better places for walking and biking. The Summit has been held in all four major Tennessee cities--Nashville, Knoxville, MemphisChattanooga--and will return to Knoxville for a second time this spring.


Everyone attending the Summit must register (including sponsors and presenters).

SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 9

Opening Reception and Networking Event: 5 - 7 PM
Vienna Coffee (318 N. Gay St., Knoxville, TN 37917)
Beverages provided. 


Bike ride downtown across Gay St. Bridge to Suttree Landing/Urban Wilderness: 7 - 8:30 PM
(Ride will leave from Vienna Coffee - PACE bikes available for rent)


Friday, May 10
All workshops and plenaries will be held at the 
University of Tennessee Conference Center.

(600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902)


Breakfast Opens - 7:15 AM
Food and beverage provided.

Opening Comments & Welcome - 8 - 8:15 AM
John Paul Shaffer, Board Chair - Bike Walk Tennessee

Opening Plenary: 8:15 - 9:30 AM 
Leslie Meehan, MPA, AICP,  Director, Office of Primary Prevention - TN Department of Health
Chuck Faulkner, President - Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation


BREAK - 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Break Out Sessions - BLOCK A - 9:45 - 10:45 AM
Trends in Biking and Walking 
Updating Zoning Codes to Increase Walking, Biking, and Transit
Eric Asboe, Transportation Administrative Manager - Chattanooga Department of Transportation
Eric Matravers, Senior Planner - Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency (RPA)  
Caroline Daigle, Senior Planner - RPA
Cortney Geary, Principal Planner - RPA


Let’s Make it Safer for Biking and Walking
What is Vision Zero?
Bryan Hill, AICP, Land Use Planner, Vision Zero Committee Chair - Bike Walk Knoxville
Addicted to Speed: Re-evaluating America’s Love Affair with Fast Driving
Jared Draped, AICP - NC Market Lead I Senior Planner
Chris Lambka, PLA, ASLA - Spartanburg Office Director I Senior Landscape Architect


Trends in Biking and Walking
E-Bikes are Bringing in New Riders
Jon Treffert
The Future of E-Bikes and E-Scooters
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering - The University of Tennessee

BREAK - 10:45 - 11:00 AM
 
Break Out Sessions - BLOCK B - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Let’s Make it Safer for Biking and Walking
Anchoring Complete Streets in Memphis 3.0 
John Paul Shaffer, AICP - Building Memphis

Diverse Community Partners’ Impact on Biking and Walking
How TDOT is Taking a Larger Role in Addressing Multimodal Transportation
Jonathan Russell, Transportation Planning Supervisor, Long Range Planning Division, Office of Community Transportation
Whitney Mason, Active Transportation Coordinator, Multimodal Transportation Division

 
Let’s Make it Safer for Walking and Biking
Using Crash Data to Inform Design
Ellen Zavisca, Principal Transportation Planner, Knoxville-Knox County Planning and Knoxville Regional TPO

Streets for People: A Toolkit for Success
Jared Draped, AICP - NC Market Lead I Senior Planner
Chris Lambka, PLA, ASLA - Spartanburg Office Director I Senior Landscape Architect


Lunch Plenary - 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Panel with Elected Officials

Lauren Rider, Knoxville 4th District City Councilwoman - Knoxville, TN

Louise Povlin, Vice Mayor - Town of Farragut
Kevin Brooks, Mayor - Cleveland, TN

Food and beverage provided

 
BREAK - 1:30 - 1:45 PM

Break Out Sessions - BLOCK C - 1:45 - 2:45 PM 
Let’s Make it Safer for Biking and Walking
Zero to Hero: The Story of the Hampline, a Game-Changer for Memphis Cycling
G. Wade Walker, P.E., Hon. ASLA, Vice President -  Alta Planning + Design

Let’s Make it Safer for Biking and Walking
Partnering with Nashville’s Law Enforcement to Educate about Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Jessica Rinne, Education Manager - Walk Bike Nashville
“Minimum 3 in Tennessee” Research Study Conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) in Knoxville and Officer Rob Simmons Safe Cyclign Law Enforcement Initiative Programming
Amy Benner Johnson, Attorney at Law - Bike Law TN, Legislative and Advocacy Committee Chair - Bike Walk Knoxville
Jon Livengood, Alternative Transportation Coordinator - City of Knoxville


Trends in Biking and Walking

Announcing: Bikeways of the Scenic South
Shannon Burke, Founder and Owner of Velo View Bike Tours
Jim Johnson, Founder and President of Biketours.com
Jenni Veal, SETTA Tourism Coordinator
Northwest Georgia Feasibility Study for Bikeway and Pedestrian Multi-Use Routes
Kevin Guenther, PLA, LEED AP - Ragan Smith Associates, Inc.
 
BREAK - 2:45 - 3:00 PM

Break Out Sessions - BLOCK D - 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Let’s Make it Safer for Biking and Walking
Impossible Crossings: Creating Safe Crossings on Key Arterials
Nora Kern, Executive Director - Walk Bike Nashville
Jeff Hammond, Assistant Director of Transportation - Metropolitan Nashville Public Works


Trends in Biking and Walking
Active Transportation in the Smokies - Planning and Implementing Greenways and Bikeways in Pigeon Forge
Bert Kuyrkendall, PE, AICP, Engineer - Gresham Smith
Drew Gaskins, AICP, Transportation Planner - Gresham Smith
Lanny Goodwin, CPRP, Parks and Recreation Director - City of Pigeon Forge


Diverse Community Partners’ Impact on Biking and Walking
Large Impact in Smaller Cities
Gina Simpson, Bike Walk Cleveland
Amy Davenport, Health Educator - Bradley County Health Department
Greg Thomas, Transportation Director and MPO Coordinator - City of Cleveland

 
BREAK - 4:00 - 4:15 PM

State of the State - 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Toks Omishakin, Deputy Commissioner/Environmental Bureau Chief - Tennessee Department of Transportation

Closing Remarks - 5:15 PM – 5:30 PM
John Paul Shaffer, Board Chair - Bike Walk Tennessee


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Tennessee Bike Walk Summit - Regular Registration
$105
Sale Starts: Apr 15, 2019 12:01 AM EDT
Sale Ends: May 03, 2019 11:59 PM EDT
Register here for access to all programming and speakers!
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Presenter Registration
Free
Sale Starts: Mar 25, 2019 12:01 AM EDT
Sale Ends: May 10, 2019 5:30 PM EDT
Please register here only if you have been approved as a Summit presenter and are listed on the Summit presentation schedule.
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Tennessee Bike Walk Summit - Late Registration
$135
Sale Starts: May 04, 2019 12:01 AM EDT
Sale Ends: May 10, 2019 5:30 PM EDT
Tennessee Bike Walk Summit - Early Bird Registration
$85
Sale Starts: Mar 25, 2019 12:01 AM EDT
Sale Ends: Apr 14, 2019 11:59 PM EDT
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Sponsor Registration
Free
Sale Starts: Mar 25, 2019 12:01 AM EDT
Sale Ends: May 10, 2019 12:00 AM EDT
Please register here only if you are a sponsor using your complimentary registration(s) for the conference.
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About the Tennessee Bike Walk Summit

Our Goal

The goal of the Tennessee Bike Walk Summit is to bring together people who walk and bike, advocates, and transportation professionals to share resources and build partnerships. The TN Bike Walk Summit facilitates collaboration on topics ranging from measuring the economic and health benefits of biking and walking to sharing current trends in safety and infrastructure design.

The Challenge

We know our best planning professionals are limited in what they can accomplish if they lack political support. At our conference, we hope to bring a special focus to advocacy and civic education. We will encourage the participants to identify specific goals that need to be addressed in their own municipalities, and challenge them to advance bicycle and pedestrian issues when they return to their communities.

Participants

The summit attracts cycling advocates, tourism and public health officials, transportation planners, researchers, retailers, and elected officials, creating unique opportunities to share knowledge and create common understanding among this diverse group of participants.

Bike Walk Tennessee (BWTN)

BWTN was founded in 2009 by a group of people who walk and bike, and is our state’s only statewide bike and pedestrian advocacy organization. Bike Walk Tennessee works on regional, statewide, and national level to enhance biking and walking opportunities in Tennessee.

What we do:

  • Advocate with Tennessee State Legislature to pass legislation friendly to bicycles. For example, drafted and advanced a strengthened Due Care law that created stiffer penalties for motor vehicle drivers who injure or kill a pedestrian or bicyclist, and prevented passage of a state law in 2016 that would have restricted the use of gas tax revenue for bicycle lanes in Tennessee.
  • Work with Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). For example, worked to develop a more bikefriendly rumble strip policy now in use by TDOT and other state DOTs.
  • Connect with U.S. Congress members. BWTN coordinates annual Capitol Hill meetings between Tennessee advocates and U.S. Senators and Representatives from Tennessee.
  • Lead the development of the U.S. Bicycle Route System in Tennessee and coordinate efforts to maximize the potential of bicycle tourism in Tennessee. The Tennessee Bike Summit is our signature event. In the years since the summit began in 2012, Tennessee has become one of the most bicycle-friendly states in the Southeast. Our sponsors and supporters are fueling Tennessee's rise to national leadership in bicycle advocacy.


Organizers
Bike Walk Tennessee

Bike Walk Tennessee advocates for better biking and walking in Tennessee. Bike Walk Tennessee serves as a statewide voice to advance public policy that improves economic development, health equity, and quality of life. Bike Walk Tennessee connects and educates members and constituents to create regional, statewide, and national efforts that support biking and walking in Tennessee.

Location
University of Tennessee Conference Center
600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902
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