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Mayor’s Bike & Walk Summit
Posted: April 19, 2017

 
The City of Columbia will be hosting the Mayor’s Bike and Walk Summit on Thursday, May 4th and Friday, May 5th.
 
Come hear a handful of Mayors from around our state, as they discuss how biking and walking transformed their cities and towns.  Then join hundreds of other transportation professionals, elected officials, community and business leaders, school district personnel, principals, SRTS champions, law enforcement, and bike and walk enthusiasts from around the state, in Columbia, SC, for two days to learn about what makes our state more bike-able, walk-able, and livable.
 
“The Mayor’s Bike & Walk Summit will advance conversations in our towns, cities and state on development of accessible and equitable conditions for biking and walking”, said Mayor Benjamin. “We are pleased to host the Summit and proud of the great work Columbia has made thus far to advance bike boulevards, safe crosswalks and connected greenway. Together, these features contribute to Columbia becoming a true live, work, and play city.”
 
Mayors Bike & Walk Summit Sponsor Alfred William & Company commented “As we celebrate 150 years of continuous business at Alfred Williams & Company, we attribute our success to generations of talented employees, loyal customers, and outstanding community partners,” said Dean Hawkins, S. C. Market President of Alfred Williams & Company. “That’s why we are thrilled to support an event focused on the health, safety and well-being of our communities and the citizens of our great state.  Thank you to Mayor Benjamin for this opportunity!”
The cost for the event is $35 for both days and $20 for one day. Lunch is included with registration. To register, go to http://scmayorsbikewalksummit.org/registration.
 
This event will be hosted by the City of Columbia. It will be presented by Palmetto Conservation Foundation, Palmetto Cycling Coalition, South Carolina Safe Routes to School Resource Center and the SC Tour de Cure. The sponsors for this event are the National Safety Council South Carolina Chapter, Outspokin Bicycles and Darrohn Engineering.
 
WHAT: Mayor’s Bike & Walk Summit
WHEN: Thursday, May 4th and Friday, May 5th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
WHERE: iT-ology Building, 1301 Gervais St., #200
WHO: Open to the public; registration is required, can be completed online or day of, and includes lunch: $35 for both days, $20 for one day.
 
For more information, visit http://scmayorsbikewalksummit.org/ or contact the Planning and Development Services Department at 803-545-3222 for more information.
 
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