Georgia Walks Summit: an opportunity you won’t want to miss
The Georgia Walks Summit is a statewide gathering of transportation and public health professionals, elected officials and community advocates committed to making our streets and communities great places to walk.
The Summit will be in downtown Augusta on May 4, 3:30 – 7:00 PM and at the nearby Partridge Inn on May 5 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Join us to learn best practices, help make pedestrian safety the top priority and build momentum for walkable communities. You’ll return home informed and inspired.
Check out the terrific speakers and presenters we’ve lined up for the Georgia Walks Summit. Peter Norton, who is known for his prize-winning article, “Street Rivals: Jaywalking and the Invention of the Motor Age Street” and his book, Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City, will be the keynote speaker.
Concurrent tracks make the Georgia Walks Summit relevant to diverse audiences and to communities and cities of all sizes.
Transportation engineers will be eligible for PDH credits. Georgia Planning Association AICP members will be eligible for CM credits (pending approval).
We’re offering team discounts. Join with elected officials, colleagues, advocates or people who work in other departments in your community to build a strong coalition of local support when you return home. Four for the price of three!
Early bird registration fees available through April 14. Registration ends April 28.
Pedestrian deaths continue to surge in Georgia – 236 walkers died in 2016. That’s a 40% increase in just two years! Georgia DOT’s SEE & BE SEEN campaign, in partnership with PEDS, aims to make it safer to walk in Georgia. Safety is a shared responsibility. Walkers and drivers: Pay attention. Walkers: make sure you can SEE & BE SEEN. Drivers: Slow down (speed kills). Visit www.dot.ga.gov/DS/SafetyOperation/SBS. #ArriveAliveGA