APPLICATION FOR PRESENTATIONS DUE JUNE 1, 2017
You are invited to submit a topic for presentation at the Walk-Bike New York…Encouraging Sustainable Movement Symposium to be held at Proctors Convention Center in Schenectady, New York on March 28 and 29, 2018. This Symposium is organized through the joint sponsorship of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and the New York State Department of Health, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, the NYS Department of Transportation, the NYS Department of State, Cornell Local Roads Program, New York Bicycling Coalition, Parks & Trails New York, NYS Metropolitan Planning Organization and the NYS Association of Chiefs of Police.
This Symposium attracts more than 150 local, state, federal and private agency professionals devoted to building strong communities where people of all ages and abilities can safely and comfortably walk and bike.
Participants exchange information on the many benefits that walkable and bikeable communities offer, such as opportunities for people to be healthy and active, reduced pedestrian injuries, less traffic congestion and air pollution, reduced crime due to more “eyes on the street,” and economically viable downtowns where people can walk, bike and shop. This symposium will bring together people from these various disciplines and provide participants with the tools to work together to create walkable and bikeable communities in the State of New York.
Examples of topics presented in the past include, but are not limited to, the following subject areas:
Transportation and Environmental Vision
Transportation System Costs - The Last Fifty Years v. The Next Fifty Years
Bicycle and Pedestrian Corridor Safety
Bicycle Commuting - Where Trails Meet the Road
Public Private Partnerships and Other Innovative Financing for Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Projects
Design Build Procurement and Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects/System Integration
Smart Growth Successes and Trends
Design Speed and Level of Service Calculations - Implications for Bicycle and Pedestrian Integration
Non-motorized Transportation’s Social, Economic and Environmental Costs/Benefits