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First Walk Bike Summit fills downtown Boise May 11-13

The first Walk Bike Summit seeks to make Idaho safer for non-motorized travel. Photo courtesy of the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance.

The first Walk Bike Summit seeks to make Idaho safer for non-motorized travel. Photo courtesy of the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance.

The Idaho Walk Bike Alliance will host its first Walk Bike Summit May 11-13  to promote better non-motorized transportation facilities and policy throughout Idaho.

The summit will center around presentations at the Boise Centre but will also include mobile tours, walk audits and a rally at the Capitol.

Some 100 attendees are anticipated, including walking and biking advocates, health community leaders, city staff, planners, transportation departments and legislators.

“We hope to educate and inspire advocates from all over Idaho to better effect real change in their communities, whether they are urban or rural, by presenting information attendees can implement quickly and affordably in their towns,” said Cynthia Gibson, executive director of Idaho Walk Bike Alliance.

Walk Bike Summit speakers include state Sen. Dan Johnson, R-Lewiston; Barb Chamberlain, chief strategic officer at Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes, the nation’s largest statewide bike nonprofit; and national transportation expert Gary Toth, senior director of transportation initiatives at the Project for Public Spaces,  a Washington, D.C., nonprofit dedicated to creating public spaces to improve communities.

Deadline to register is May 5 at this website.

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