Wednesday, April 2, 2014

250 attended first very successful Vermont Walk/Bike Summit

From the VBPC
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Caroline Sampanaro addressing Summit attendees.  Thanks to Kathy Davidow for permission to use this photo.

An enthusiastic group of 250 attended the Walk/Bike Summit in Burlington this past weekend.  Those who journeyed to the Hilton enjoyed delicious breakfast and lunch foods, an array of 10 workshops, inspiring words from Transportation Alternatives' Caroline Sampanaro, input from a panel of VT leaders, plenty of table displays, networking opportunities, and late afternoon options to walk and bike a bit.  If you attended the Summit, you'll soon be asked for your feedback so that future events of this kind can be made even better.

Thanks once again to the following sponsors who made the Summit possible:  VTrans, the University of Vermont Transportation Research Center, the city of Burlington, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont, AARP, RSG, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Lamoureux & Dickinson, Vermont Department of Health, Red Hen Baking Company, Old Spokes Home, Skirack, Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Broadreach, Stantec, the Vermont Governor's Council of Physical Fitness and Sports.  Thanks, also, to the Rutland Regional Planning Commission and Discovery Bicycle Tours.

The VT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition was fortunate to partner with the following to organize the 2014 Summit:  Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, Local Motion, VTrans, the city of Burlington, the University of Vermont's Transportation Research Center, VT Safe Routes to School, and AARP.   Thanks to all for working diligently to put this successful event together.

Nancy Schulz

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