Active Transportation Summit: Building our regional trail network

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) invite you to attend the Active Transportation Summit: Building Our Regional Trail Network on June 23rd to learn how the vision for a complete and interconnected system of trails can be achieved right in our area.

The Active Transportation Summit will highlight and enhance the growing excitement around the region’s expanding trail network. The Summit will feature national leaders in the Health and Economic Development fields, talking about the public health benefits of active transportation and the keys to growing our economy by growing our trails. Local visionaries will provide updates on some of the most exciting trails, parks and bikeways in the nation, being built right here in our region; and about the region’s growing Active Transportation movement. The Summit will conclude with an exclusive tour of the Manayunk Bridge, future site of a breathtaking multi-use trail segment ten stories over the Schuylkill River.

The goal of the Summit is to raise awareness about current trail projects, build excitement for future trail projects, and highlight how the entire community benefits from the creation of a regional trail system. Beyond that, the Summit will also provide a charrette-like format where YOU will be able to ADD your voice and your suggestions to the mix. As many around the region already know, the establishment of the active transportation trail system is paramount in moving the Philadelphia region into the national spotlight for sustainable planning and promotion of healthy lifestyles.

For event details and to register, click here: 
http://www.dvrpc.org/email/2011-06_ActiveTransportationSummit.htm

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