2019 Summit Schedule

Thursday, May 9th

Opening Reception and Networking Event: 5 - 7 PM
Vienna Coffee (318 N. Gay St., Knoxville, TN 37917)
Beverages provided to Summit registrants.

Bike ride downtown across Gay St. Bridge to Suttree Landing/Urban Wilderness: 7 - 8:30 PM
(Ride will leave from Vienna Coffee - PACE bikes available for rent)

Friday, May 10th

All workshops and plenaries will be held at the
University of Tennessee Conference Center.
(600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902)

When entering the building off of Locust Street, you will enter on the second floor and take the hallway down to the elevators to go to the 4th floor. 
A sign will be located inside of the building stating the meetings and rooms going on that day.
The Summit program will have all room locations listed for workshops and plenaries.

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

Opening Comments & Welcome - 8-8:15 AM
John Paul Shaffer, Board Chair - Bike Walk Tennessee

Opening Plenary: 8:15-9:30 AM
Leslie Meehan, MPA, AICP, Director - Office of Primary Prevention, Tennessee Department of Health
Chuck Faulkner, President - Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation

 

BREAK - 9:30 AM-9:45 AM

 

Break Out Sessions - BLOCK A - 9:45-10:45 AM
Trends in Biking and Walking
Updating Zoning Codes to Increase Walking, Biking, and Transit
Eric Asboe, Transportation Administrative Manager - Chattanooga Department of Transportation
Eric Matravers, Senior Planner - Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency (RPA)  
Caroline Daigle, Senior Planner - RPA
Cortney Geary, Principal Planner - RPA

Let’s Make it Safer for Biking and Walking
What is Vision Zero?
Bryan Hill, AICP, Land Use Planner, Vision Zero Committee Chair - Bike Walk Knoxville

Addicted to Speed: Re-evaluating America’s Love Affair with Fast Driving
Jared Draper, AICP - NC Market Lead I Senior Planner
Chris Lambka, PLA, ASLA - Spartanburg Office Director I Senior Landscape Architect

Trends in Biking and Walking
E-Bike - An Enjoyable Ride to Health
Jon Treffert

The Future of E-Bikes and E-Scooters
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering - The University of Tennessee

 

BREAK - 10:45-11:00 AM

 

Break Out Sessions - BLOCK B - 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Let’s Make it Safer for Biking and Walking
Anchoring Complete Streets in Memphis 3.0
John Paul Shaffer, AICP - Building Memphis

Diverse Community Partners’ Impact on Biking and Walking
How TDOT is Taking a Larger Role in Addressing Multimodal Transportation
Jonathan Russell, Transportation Planning Supervisor, Long Range Planning Division, Office of Community Transportation - Tennessee Department of Transportation
Whitney Mason, Active Transportation Coordinator, Multimodal Transportation Division - Tennessee Department of Transportation

Let’s Make it Safer for Walking and Biking
Using Crash Data to Inform Design
Ellen Zavisca, Principal Transportation Planner, Knoxville-Knox County Planning and Knoxville Regional TPO
Streets for People: A Toolkit for Success
Jared Draper, AICP, NC Market Lead I Senior Planner - Toole Design
Chris Lambka, PLA, ASLA, Spartanburg Office Director I Senior Landscape Architect - Toole Design

 

Lunch Plenary - 12:00-1:30 PM
Panel with Elected Officials
Lauren Rider, Knoxville 4th District City Councilwoman - Knoxville, TN
Louise Povlin, Vice Mayor - Town of Farragut
Kevin Brooks, Mayor - Cleveland, TN
Food and beverage provided.

 

BREAK - 1:30-1:45 PM

 

Break Out Sessions - BLOCK C - 1:45-2:45 PM
Let’s Make it Safer for Biking and Walking
Zero to Hero: The Story of the Hampline, a Game-Changer for Memphis Cycling
Wade Walker, P.E., Hon. ASLA, Vice President -  Alta Planning + Design

Let’s Make it Safer for Biking and Walking
Partnering with Nashville’s Law Enforcement to Educate about Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Jessica Rinne, Education Manager - Walk Bike Nashville
“Minimum 3 in Tennessee” Research Study Conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) in Knoxville and Officer Rob Simmons Safe Cycling Law Enforcement Initiative Programming
Amy Benner Johnson, Attorney at Law - Bike Law TN, Legislative and Advocacy Committee Chair - Bike Walk Knoxville
Jon Livengood, Alternative Transportation Coordinator - City of Knoxville

Trends in Biking and Walking
Announcing: Bikeways of the Scenic South
Jim Johnson, Founder and President of Biketours.com
Jenni Veal, SETTA Tourism Coordinator
Northwest Georgia Feasibility Study for Bikeway and Pedestrian Multi-Use Routes
Kevin Guenther, PLA, LEED AP - Ragan Smith Associates, Inc.

 

BREAK - 2:45-3:00 PM

 

Break Out Sessions - BLOCK D - 3:00-4:00 PM
Let’s Make it Safer for Biking and Walking
Impossible Crossings: Creating Safe Crossings on Key Arterials
Nora Kern, Executive Director - Walk Bike Nashville
Jeff Hammond, Assistant Director of Transportation - Metropolitan Nashville Public Works

Trends in Biking and Walking
Active Transportation in the Smokies - Planning and Implementing Greenways and Bikeways in Pigeon Forge
Bert Kuyrkendall, PE, AICP, Engineer - Gresham Smith
Drew Gaskins, AICP, Transportation Planner - Gresham Smith
Lanny Goodwin, CPRP, Parks and Recreation Director - City of Pigeon Forge

Diverse Community Partners’ Impact on Biking and Walking
Large Impact in Smaller Cities
Gina Simpson, Bike Walk Cleveland
Amy Davenport, Health Educator - Bradley County Health Department
Greg Thomas, Transportation Director and MPO Coordinator - City of Cleveland

 

BREAK - 4:00-4:15 PM

 

State of the State - 4:15 PM-5:15 PM
Toks Omishakin, Deputy Commissioner/Environmental Bureau Chief - Tennessee Department of Transportation

Closing Remarks - 5:15 PM-5:30 PM
John Paul Shaffer, Board Chair - Bike Walk Tennessee