CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: March 26, 2015||
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
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Bike Walk Connecticut is pleased to offer a bikeway design workshop for transportation professionals on Thursday, April 23, 2015 in Wethersfield, Connecticut.
The workshop will be led by acclaimed cycling policy and design expert Roger Geller. A Connecticut native, Geller is the bicycle transportation coordinator for Portland, Oregon and co-author of the Bikeway Design Guide issued by NACTO, the National Association for City Transportation Officials.
The NACTO Bikeway Design Guide includes state-of-the-practice designs from the best cycling cities in the US and the world.
"Geller impressed bike and pedestrian advocates at a talk he gave in West Hartford in 2013, and we were eager to bring him back to share his expertise with transportation professionals across the state," notes Kelly Kennedy, Executive Director of Bike Walk Connecticut.
"Momentum for cycling as a mainstream transportation option is really building in Connecticut," Kennedy adds. "With the Governor's new proposals for bike and pedestrian projects, DOT's recent Complete Streets policy, a significant enabling policies before the legislature, and more and more Connecticut towns embracing complete streets and becoming bike friendly communities-the timing for this training couldn't be better."
The full-day technical workshop is open to transportation professionals at the state, regional, and municipal government levels and to private sector professionals. The cost to attend is $75 for Bike Walk CT members and $90 for nonmembers. The workshop will be held at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT.
For more details and to register, please visit www.bikewalkct.org/summit-2015