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Postponed Indefinitely — 2020 Wyoming Active Transportation – Bike Walk Trails Summit

Unfortunately, with the way the Covid pandemic is going and considering the lead-time required to plan our Summits, we are postponing the event indefinitely until we can get to a point where in-person gatherings are once again safe.

After careful consideration of the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic during the past two months and considerable deliberation we have decided to postpone our Wyoming Active Transportation – Bike Walk Trails Summit to an undetermined future date.

Our primary concern in our deliberations was attendee safety, and with so many unknowns about the pandemic and when it will be safe to once again gather in larger groups, we decided it is best if we postpone the Summit. We will announce a new date once we are past any pandemic concerns and the Summit will be enjoyable, worthwhile, and safe for all.

The Summit will still likely take place at the Tate Pumphouse in Casper and the agenda will feature the latest developments in Active Transportation, biking and walking and trails. We anticipate having similar speakers, presenters, and workshops – and hopefully, some beautiful late spring weather in Casper.

For those of you who registered for past summits, we thank you for your support and hope to see you at the next event. If you were not registered, we hope that you will plan on attending what we anticipate will be a fun, educational and rewarding event. We will let you know when the actual dates are finalized, so you will be able to mark your calendars and “Save the Date!”

Over the coming months, as you continue with active transportation plans and projects in your community, please feel free to contact us with ideas or topics you’d like to see discussed. As you may know, we held four highly successful webinars as part of the Wyoming Active Transportation Bike Walk Trails “Educational Lunch” webinar series. We hope to host additional webinars to keep you abreast of the latest developments in Active Transportation and we will keep you posted on that.

In the meantime, you can keep up with the latest happenings by signing up for our newsletters, visiting our websites or following our Facebook pages. Going forward, we hope that you will be able to stay happy and healthy by getting out and enjoying some form of active transportation and/or outdoor recreation. Wyoming has so much to offer in that regard and we will keep working to improve those opportunities in our communities around the state.

Sincerely,

Angela Emery, Executive Director, Platte River Trails Trust

Tim Young, Executive Director, Wyoming Pathways.
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If you have questions about the Summit, please contact us at [email protected]



Because we had to postpone the 2020 Wyoming Active Transportation – Bike Walk Trails Summit and reschedule it to 2021, we decided to go virtual for 2020 and provide all of you an opportunity to keep learning about Active Transportation and the benefits that it can bring to Wyoming.  So we are proud to announce the:

WYOMING ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION BIKE | WALK | TRAILS 
“EDUCATIONAL LUNCH” WEBINAR SERIES

(click above to go to the webinar page to register)

We encourage any and all to register for this free series of four one hour webinars that will begin on Thursday, September 17th and continue every two weeks after that.  While all are welcome to attend, we would specifically like to invite elected leaders, transportation & recreation leaders, public health practitioners, tourism professionals, engineers, and biking, walking, & trail advocates around Wyoming.



We are sad to announce that due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to postpone the Wyoming Active Transportation – Bike Walk Trails Summit and reschedule it to sometime in June of 2021.

We hope that all of you who were interested in the event will consider attending in 2021. You can read the full announcement here.

To stay connected and provide you with the latest developments in Active Transportation, biking, walking and trails, we are exploring the possibility of holding virtual events later in the year. So, keep up with the latest on that by signing up for our newsletter or following us on Facebook.



Thanks to Our Event Sponsors:*

*-Want to become a sponsor of this great event? Contact us at [email protected] or 307-316-2532.


Calling all Biking, Walking, & Trail Advocates, Wyoming Elected Leaders, Planners, Engineers, Transportation & Recreation Leaders, Public Health Practitioners, and Tourism Professionals

 

Please Join Wyoming Pathways and Platte River Trails for The 2020 Wyoming Active Transportation Bike | Walk | Trails Summit – “Connecting Plans to Action”, this June in Casper.

(download the press release)


The agenda is designed to provide strategies and tools to help you move past the planning stage to make your projects a reality. The 2020 Summit will be the premier gathering of people interested in bicycling and walking and how these “active modes” of transportation can benefit our communities and the State of Wyoming.

COVID-19 Plan: As COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) grows as a public health concern, we will be working with our Public Health partner, the Wyoming Department of Health, to keep abreast of the latest developments and will continue to monitor the situation over the next couple of months. Because our events are occurring far enough in the future that we are uncertain what June will bring, we will reach out as the events draw nearer if contingency plans are necessary. We appreciate your understanding and we are very hopeful that our June events will not be affected.
The Platte River Trails Trust and Wyoming Pathways will again co-present the 2020 Wyoming Active Transportation Bike Walk Trails Summit in Casper, WY June 24-26. The Summit will provide an opportunity for community leaders, biking and walking advocates, and transportation, recreation, and health professionals, to focus on helping Wyoming communities produce implementable plans and programs to realize the economic, quality of life and health benefits of active transportation.


 

AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

Wednesday June 24th:

Walkable Bikeable Business-Ready Communities Tour
Welcome and Dinner at Tate Pumphouse
Keynote Address by Jessica Fields

Thursday, June 25th:

Connecting Plans to Actions with State Leaders Panel
Community Pathways and Local Streets Session
Rural Bicycling Routes and Activating Rural Economies
Health Benefits, Cost Savings, and Safety Enhancements Panel
Walkable Downtowns for Every Wyoming Community Session
Natural Surface Trails – Plan and Build your own Community Trails
Casper Night Out, Gruner Brothers Brew Pub

Friday, June 26th:

Optional: Natural Surface Trail Builders Workshop
Optional: Design Best Practices for Biking and Walking Facilities

These optional workshops are complimentary for Summit attendees and will be offered simultaneously on Friday morning. If Summit attendees plan to attend one of the workshops, they will be asked to choose one during the registration process.

The Natural Surface Trail Builders Workshop is for those interested in natural surface trails and will be led by noted Trail Building Consultant, Todd Thibodeau.

The Design Best Practices for Biking and Walking Facilities Workshop will be led by Toole Design Senior Planner, Trung Vo. This workshop is also open to non-Summit attendees as well, for a $40 registration fee.

Continuing Education Credits will be available for both the Summit (8hrs.) and the Design Best Practices Workshop (4hrs.).


KEY SPEAKERS

Jessica Fields, P.E., AICP, Denver Office Director

Jessica is Toole Design’s Denver Office Director. With over 20 years of experience in transportation, she has focused her career on accessible and multimodal solutions. Jessica has helped improve communities across the U.S. through Complete Streets design, multimodal corridor planning, transit access planning, bicycle and pedestrian master planning, traffic calming work, and Vision Zero planning. She has led numerous regionally significant plans and designs, and is a trusted advisor to clients and partners.

 

Trung Vo, P.E., AICP, Senior Planner

Trung has spent nearly a decade in the public and private sectors planning, designing, and implementing projects and programs to make bicycling and walking safer and more comfortable for everyone. As a planner and engineer, his experience includes developing multimodal transportation plans at the local and regional scales, engaging the public with an equity lens, and advancing designs for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. Trung resides in Denver and spends his weekends hiking and biking with his wife and two sons.


Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 307-316-2532.


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