2021 Summit Schedule

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Bike ride through Lee University, the downtown Historic District, and on the greenway - 4:00-5:30 PM
Ride will leave from Trailhead Bicycle Company, 225 1st St. NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
A limited number of bikes will be available for use; first come, first serve.

Opening Reception and Networking Event - 5:30-7:30 PM
Catch Bar and Grill, 233 Inman St E, Cleveland, TN 37311
Beverages provided. Food will be available for purchase.

Friday, October 1, 2021

All workshops and plenaries will be held at Lee University.
(340 Church St. NW, Cleveland, TN 37311)


Breakfast Opens - 7:15 AM
Food and beverage provided.

Opening Comments & Welcome - 8:00-8:15 AM - Pangle Hall
Caroline Cooley, Board Chair, Bike Walk Tennessee
Kevin Brooks, Mayor, City of Cleveland, TN

Opening Plenary - 8:15-9:15 AM - Pangle Hall
An update on Tennessee’s Statewide Active Transportation Plan and what TDOT is doing to advance non-motorized safety in Tennessee
Preston Elliott, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau Chief of Environment and Planning, Tennessee Department of Transportation

BREAK - 9:15-9:30 AM

Break Out Sessions - BLOCK A - 9:30-10:30 AM

Option 1: Pangle Hall
Transforming Streets for People: Community-Led Design + Short-Term Interventions in Chattanooga, TN 
Beverly Bell, Urban Designer, Chattanooga Design Studio
Lindsey Willke, Urban Design Coordinator, Chattanooga Design Studio
Teal Thibaud, Executive Director, Glass House Collective
Daniela Peterson, Community Strategies Senior Advisor, Trust for Public Land

Option 2: Room 300
Sidewalk Surgery: Low-Cost Methods for a Multimodal Makeover
Dane Forlines, Special Projects Director, Heights Community Development Corporation

Option 3: Room 238
Atlanta’s High-Injury Network
John Saxton, Transportation Planner, HNTB
One Community’s Journey: 20 Years of the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway
Cameron Fisher, Chairman, Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway Board
Gina Simpson, Chair, Bike Walk Cleveland
Tara Brown, Chair, Greenway Public Arts Committee

BREAK - 10:30-10:45 AM

Break Out Sessions - BLOCK B - 10:45-11:45 AM

Option 1: Pangle Hall
A Tale of Two Plans: McMinnville’s Quest for a Multimodal Future
Melody Butler, Transportation Engineer, CDM Smith
Liesel Goethert, Senior Transportation Planner, KCI Technologies
Katie Kemezis, Community Planner, City of McMinnville

Option 2: Room 300
Non-Motorized Networks in Small-Town and Rural Tennessee
Bryan Hill, AICP, Community Development Partners
Small Changes, Big Savings: Using Busing Costs to Make the Case for School Walkability
Ellen Zavisca, Principal Planner, Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization

Option 3: Room 238
Educating Resilient Children: How Blending Different Bike Skills Can Help Children Adapt to a Changing Urban Setting
Kat Volzer, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Collegedale Police Department
Teaching Safe Route to School Lessons to Educate and Excite Elementary Students Through Collaboration
Dr. Jamie Harvey, Associate Professor, Health & Human Performance Department, University TN at Chattanooga

Lunch - 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Food and beverage provided. Networking. 

Platinum Sponsor Highlight - 1:00-1:15 PM - Pangle Hall
Chuck Faulkner, Board President, Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation

Keynote - 1:15-2:15 PM - Pangle Hall 
Show Me Complete Streets: Lessons from Missouri Communities
Michael Kelley, Policy Director, BikeWalkKC

BREAK - 2:15-2:30 PM

Break Out Sessions - BLOCK C - 2:30-3:30 PM

Option 1: Pangle Hall
Checking in with TDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs
Veda Nguyen, Civil Engineering Manager 2, Tennessee Department of Transportation
Daniel McDonell, Multimodal Planning Manager, Tennessee Department of Transportation

Option 2: Meet in the Lobby
Downtown Cleveland Walk Audit
Gina Simpson, Chair, Bike Walk Cleveland
David Sheely, Transportation Manager, Engineering Division, City of Cleveland 

Option 3: Room 300
Three Ways the Nashville Department of Transportation and Multimodal Infrastructure (NDOT) is Improving Nashville’s Walkability
Jeff Hammond, P.E., Assistant Director, NDOT
Derek Hagerty, P.E., Program Manager, NDOT
Cortnye Stone, Director of Communications, NDOT

Option 4: Room 238
An Alternate-Route Approach to Suburban Cycling
Ron Foresta, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Placement of Shared E-Scooters Corrals Near Transit Stops
Abubakr Zieden, PHD Student, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Walking and Biking Tours Engage the Knoxville Community with Elected Officials
Caroline Cooley, President, Bike Walk Knoxville; Board Chair, Bike Walk Tennessee

BREAK - 3:30-3:45 PM

Closing Plenary - 3:45-4:30 PM - Pangle Hall
Tennessee Department of Health - From Planning to Action: Taking Steps to Promote Biking and Walking in Tennessee Communities
John Vick, Evaluation and Assessment Director, Office of Primary Prevention, Tennessee Department of Health
Kelly Ware, Healthy Development Coordinator, Southeast Regional Office, Tennessee Department of Health
Tim King, Healthy Development Coordinator, West Regional Office, Tennessee Department of Health
Cameron Taylor, Healthy Development Coordinator, East Regional Office, Tennessee Department of Health

Closing Remarks - 4:30–4:40 PM - Pangle Hall
Gina Simpson, Secretary, Bike Walk Tennessee