The National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW), invite you to Chattanooga, September 13-16 for Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2010. Elaborating on this year’s theme, Bringing Livable Communities and Regions to Scale will be speakers from FHWA, FTA, CDC, NOAA, EPA and others to provide a national perspective on transportation, health, housing, planning and the environment. They will be joined by representatives from state and local governments, MPOs and NGOs including: Bikes Belong; League of American Bicyclists, PEDS (Atlanta), AARP, National Association of Realtors, Complete Streets Coalition, America Bikes, PedNet (Columbia, MO.), Smart Coast Alabama, Safe Routes to School National Center and National Partnership, APBP, Rails to Trails Conservancy, Active Living Research and many others. Panel sessions include: Cities for Cycling Project; Status Report on the Transportation Bill; Living Streets; Using Transportation to Improve Livability and Health (CDC); Walk Friendly Communities; and numerous sessions presented by researchers and practitioners across the country. On the PWPB® website is a list of the 70 plus panel sessions. (http://www.bikewalk.org/2010conference/index.php)
More reasons to attend PWPB® include a week long slate of mobile workshops– see how Chattanooga was transformed from one of the dirtiest cities in the U.S. to one of the best places in the U.S. to “live, work and play” according to Outdoor Magazine; two networking receptions – including the very popular PWPB party to be held at the Tennessee Aquarium. PWPB receptions are open to all registrants at no extra charge. NCBW is working with APA to secure CM credits for as many of our sessions as possible. Stay tuned for announcements of special speakers and a full listing of special meetings. Registration information can be found at http://www.bikewalk.org/2010conference/index.php.