Agenda

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Please note that this agenda is subject to change.

General SessionPlanning, Design & DevelopmentEconomics & CommunityProgramming & FundingMobile Workshop
Noon – 6:00 pm Registration Table Open
1:00 – 3:00 pmSustaining and Growing Your Trail Program: Anne Baker EaselyMaking Bicyclists and Pedestrians COUNT in TexasGo Beyond The Road With TxDOTPilot your Destinations
3:15 – 5:00 pmContinued: Sustaining and Growing Your Trail ProgramImpactful Transportation EngineeringEncouraging Under Served CommunitiesGetting It Built – Strategies to Fund Trail and BikewaysContinued:
Pilot your Destinations
5:00 – 6:00 pmWelcome Reception

Thursday, March 26, 2020

General SessionPlanning, Design, Development & EngineeringEconomics & CommunityInfrastructure & EquipmentProgramming & FundingMobile Workshop
7:00 – 8:50 am• Registration table open
• Breakfast
• Opening Announcements
• Keynote Address: Half a Century of Playing in the Woods and Getting Paid for It Charlie Dundas
9:00 – 10:15 amPlanning for an Equitable and Comfortable Active Transportation NetworkBlue Zones Project Fort Worth: Creating an Environment for WellbeingBuilding the Multi-Faceted Violet Crown TrailGetting There from Anywhere: TDM Opportunities & Challenges
10:30 – 11:45 amVirtual Reality to Reality, Technology Applications in Trail DesignWellness: Are We Well? Improve the Well-being of Your Community by Breaking Free of Business Silos and Exploring the Opportunities in Mother Nature’s GymPrioritizing Alternative Mode Investments
noon – 1:20 pm• Lunch
• Keynote: Urban Hiking San Antonio: Highlights, Lessons, and Challenges Liz Thomas
1:30 – 2:45 pmTechnical Trail BuildingA Bold Initiative: The Great Springs ProjectTrail Meets Tech: Leveraging Partnerships and Technology on the new 45SW TrailTaking Bicycle Facilities from “Almost” to “Exemplary”Programming Great Trails: Education and Engagement Strategies for TrailsBike Tour of the Salado Creek Greenway
3:00 – 4:15 pmContinued: Technical Trail BuildingA Unified Strategy for San Antonio’s Visionary GreenwaysMaximizing Leverage with Public Private PartnershipsInvisible Riders on the BorderGetting Your Message Out in 2020 and Beyond: Social Media and Email Best PracticesContinued: Bike Tour of the Salado Creek Greenway
4:15 to 6:00 pmExhibitor Reception
6:00 to 8:45 pm• Dinner
• Keynote: James Bass, TxDOT; Rodney Franklin, TPWD; Rodney Ellis, Harris County Precinct 1

Friday, March 27, 2020

General SessionPlanning, Design, Development & EngineeringEconomics & CommunityInfrastructure & EquipmentProgramming & FundingMobile Workshop
7:00 – 8:50 am• Breakfast
• Keynote: Cycling for Everyone Ralph Buehler
9:00 – 10:15 amMore Than Just A Mile: How a scrappy 0.9 mile trail navigated a path through local, state & federal oversight, a dozen acquisitions, 6 years of planning and one very tall bridge.Building a Vision for a County-Wide Trail through Health Advocacy in the Paso del Norte RegionAccelerating Active Transportation Network Build Out in TexasDesignating 130 miles of the Trinity River in DFW Area as a National Recreation Trail with plans to extend to the Gulf
10:30 – 11:45 amWaterloo Greenway: For the Benefit of AllThe Amazing Layers of Health Benefits of Off-Road TrailsRecumbent Cycling: Making Cycling Accessible to AllConnecting Seven Million: The DFW Veloweb Takes Shape
12:15 am – 1:30 pm• Lunch
• Keynote: The State of Our State – Active Transportation in Texas in 2020 Jim Carrillo
1:45 – 3:00 pmVision Zero San Antonio: Big City, Bigger SolutionsBringing Municipalities Together to Build a Healthier Landscape & Improve Health EquityCreating Your Community’s Signature Trail – The Beginning of the Red Line ParkwayManaging Construction Impacts on Active TransportationMission Reach Tour

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