Mark your calendars! MassBike and WalkBoston are pleased to invite you to join bicycle and pedestrian advocates from across the Commonwealth at the 3rd Annual Bike/Walk Summit on April 3rd from 10 AM - 1 PM at the State House. Our speaker will be Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett from the Department of Public Health.
Please register here if you are planning to attend. The Bike/Walk Summit is free and open to the public.
This year's summit will have two main focus areas:
- Mass in Motion: We will educate our legislators about Mass in Motion programs and other regional and local walking and biking efforts throughout Massachusetts. These programs demonstrate that state investment in active transportation pays off for communities. MassBike and WalkBoston have been working alongside Mass in Motion coordinators and we will be sharing best practices for use in other communities.
- Legislation: We want individuals to ask their state senator and representative to report favorably to their chamber's chair on the Transportation Committee on our two bills: the Vulnerable Road Users (S 1639), and the Bike Lane Protection Bill (S 1640).
Our tentative day-of-event schedule is as follows:
10 AM Check-In at Nurses' Hall
10:30 AM Commissioner Bartlett Presentation on "Expanding opportunities for walking and bicycling in Massachusetts means more than transportation: The Mass in Motion Success Story"
11 AM Meetings with your Representatives and Letter Drop
12 PM Lunch and Networking at Nurses' Hall
Can't make it to Beacon Hill for a one-on-one meeting with your elected official? This year, we're adding a "Letter Drop," which will give participants an opportunity to contact their elected officials about biking and walking opportunities and issues via a hand delivered letter.
If you have any questions, please contact Nathaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org.