Summit to focus on creating bike-friendly, walk-friendly places

A statewide summit on “Creating Bike-Friendly, Walk-Friendly Places” will take place Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Yale University. The session will be sponsored by the nonprofit Bike Walk Connecticut and feature experts on creating bikeable, walkable communities.

The conference is open to all citizen advocates, planners, state and municipal officials, health professionals, and representatives from businesses and universities who seek to make their communities and organizations more accessible to “active” transportation.

The summit will take place at Yale’s Linsley-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, New Haven.

Talks and breakout sessions

Summit participants will hear from:

— Bill Nesper, vice president of the League of American Bicyclists, on the Bike Friendly America program

— Keynote speaker Jeff Olson, principal at Alta Planning Design, who is the author "The Third Mode: Towards a Green Society”

The summit will include breakout sessions on:

— Attacking the Application Process for Bike Friendly Communities, Businesses and Universities

— Complete Streets Engineering: A Key Component to Bike and Walk Friendly Communities

— How to Get Your Project Funded

Tours of New Haven, social hour

The program will conclude with optional bike or walk tours of New Haven courtesy of Elm City Cycling, followed by a networking and social hour at O'Toole's.

Copies of “The Third Mode” will be available for purchase at the conference.

How to register

Advance registration by April 24 is required at

The cost is $45 for the public; and $30 for Bike Walk Connecticut members, full-time students, and Yale employees. Continent breakfast and lunch are included.

About Bike Walk Connecticut

Bike Walk Connecticut is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in West Hartford that promotes bikeable, walkable communities for a healthier, cleaner Connecticut. For information, including a complete summit agenda, go to