Summit Breakout Sessions and Agenda announced

The PCC and SC Trails Coalition are hosting the 2023 SC BikeWalkTrails Summit in Newberry on Thursday and Friday, June 8 and 9.

Going LIVE and in person ONLY, this Summit will bring back the personal touch and explore a vibrant community. Here are ALL the details.

Energizing professionals in planning, engineering; community, economic, and trail development; tourism and public health.
Encouraging leaders - experienced advocates and people on boards, commissions, and in elected offices all across South Carolina.
Gather at the Firehouse Conference Center.  Stay at the Hampton Inn next door.

Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Nedra Deadwyler - vice chair of the Urban Design Commission for the City of Atlanta

Chuck Flink - award-winning planner, designer and author with Greenways, Inc

Mark Fenton - nationally-known public health. planning and transportation consultant

Closing out the Summit is a Plenary, Partnering for Funding and Connection, featuring a panel of speakers from SCDOT Office of Local Government Services, SC Trails Coalition, Greenways Inc, and others.

Breakout Sessions and Presenters

Placemaking via Road Diets and Traffic Calming: SCDOT Traffic Engineer Lori Campbell shares on successfully using these safety techniques.

Micromobility Data Collection: BCDCOG's Kyle James explains how this data collection program is helping their region expand how they analyze safety needs, identify appropriate countermeasures, and document the effectiveness of those countermeasures.

Start to Finish: Capital Projects Manager Kristy Bradley and Mobility Coordinator Calin Owens walk through repaving/restriping projects in the City of Greenville from planning through engineering to construction, including community engagement.

Engaging the Community in Trail planning: hear Sam Davis MPA and Asangwua Ikein AICP as they join keynote speaker Chuck Flink to discuss Interactive Mapping of Upstate Greenways & Trails and other similar projects in South Carolina.

Funding Trails & Connecting Communities: a moderated panel featuring Kyle Kelly AICP about the Shot Pouch Greenway and Bartlett St road diet, Brent Buice about the East Coast Greenway, Ty Houck on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, and Ned Barrett about Spartanburg's RAISE grant and 15 miles of trails.

Data and Getting Things Done: learn from Toole Design's Ernie Boughman AICP and Streetlight Data's Nathan Shay AICP about advances in data precision and project examples in South Carolina.

Trial and Error:  Keynote Nedra Deadwyler digs in to community engagement with Toole Design’s Ernie Boughman AICP to discuss two temporary infrastructure projects in Athens, GA - one that worked and one that did not - based on feedback from people in the community

Scott Correll AICP and Scott Curry AICP with Kittelson & Associates share Notes from North of the Border: The Challenges and Successes of Implementing Active Transportation Projects in Charlotte.

"Community Engagement is the Worst!" and other transportation planning myths: Traffic Planning and Design's Rachael Bronson AICP shares how to incorporate meaningful, equitable engagement from the project scoping stage to project completion.

Jason Urroz and Teddi Garrick from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation open a Plenary session sharing Building a Statewide Trail Network that Gets Kids in Parks.

Summit Agenda

Wednesday afternoon and evening June 7 - The Prologue

Explore downtown Newberry, eat at the Grill on Main, Figaro’s or one of the other restaurants, stretch your legs, look around at the shops and civic spaces. All parking in Newberry is free.

Thursday June 8 and Friday June 9 

Check-in opens at 8:15a. Sessions begin at 8:45a and run until approximately 4:30pm on Thursday and 2:00 on Friday.

We anticipate up to 6 hours of CE credit will be available. All parking in Newberry is FREE. Hotel block rate is available until Mary 24.  Registration closes May 15.