Postponed Indefinitely – 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.
Angela Emery, Executive Director, Platte River Trails Trust
Tim Young, Executive Director, Wyoming Pathways.
If you have questions about the Summit, please contact us at [email protected]
“Connecting Plans to Action”
for Economic, Quality of Life, and Health Benefits
Casper, Wyoming – 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.
The 2020 event will to be held at the Tate Pumphouse Trail Center and is Wyoming’s premier gathering of people interested in bicycling and walking and how the “active modes” of transportation benefit their communities and the State of Wyoming.
The 2020 Summit theme is “Connecting Plans to Action”, with an agenda designed to provide strategies and tools to help you move past the planning stage to make your projects a reality. The 2020 Summit will feature presentations, panel discussions, and workshops. Topics include community pathways, local “complete street” networks, developing rural bicycling routes and rural economies, active transportation options and programs that can create health benefits and cost savings for communities, walkable downtowns for every city and town, and developing community-based natural surface trails.
Attendees can expect compelling presentations and panel discussions by top experts in these areas, who will focus on helping you cross the bridge between “plans and actions”.
The Summit begins on Wednesday afternoon, with an optional “Walkable Bikeable Business-Ready Communities” field trip in downtown Casper to see real-world examples of complete streets projects.
Wednesday evening attendees will have the opportunity to network on the Tate Pumphouse terrace starting at 5:30pm along the beautiful North Platte River, followed by a welcome dinner at the Tate Pumphouse, with special guests Wyoming Representative Steve Harshman and Senator Jim Anderson from Casper joining us.
On Thursday the Summit features expert speakers and helpful panels all day on Active Transportation topics, with lunch and snacks provided, and will wrap-up by 4:30pm. For those staying for the optional Friday workshops, there will be an informal get-together at the landmark Gruner Brothers Brew Pub, where attendees can discuss the days events and continue networking in a relaxed atmosphere.
Two optional workshops will be offered on Friday morning, a. Trail Builders Workshop for those interested in natural surface trails, or b. Design Best Practices for Biking and Walking Facilities.
The 2020 Wyoming Active Transportation Bike Walk Trails Summit promises to be a “must-attend” event for anyone working with or interested in learning leading-edge active transportation strategies and tools that can be applied in your communities to make them better, healthier, and fun places to live for all ages and abilities.
To learn more about the Summit and how to register and book rooms at the special Summit rate, please visit the Summit page on the Wyoming Pathways website: https://www.wyopath.org/2020-wyoming-active-transportation-bike-walk-trails-summit/.