Summit Recap & Keynotes


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

Attendees gathered for all sessions at the Firehouse Conference Center, participated in a Walk Audit around Newberry, enjoyed a bike ride, and connected with colleagues and friends.

"Really great - high quality speakers. Nedra's words were so impactful and Mark was amazing to see!"

"What can be said of Chuck Flink?.. beside the obvious WOW!""

Nedra Deadwyler - vice chair of the Urban Design Commission for the City of Atlanta shared Community is a Verb

Chuck Flink - award-winning planner, designer and author with Greenways, Inc shared Connecting Communities for a Sustainable Future

Mark Fenton - nationally-known public health. planning and transportation consultant shared Engineering Active Transportation Back into American Communities: from Pilots to Policy and led a Walk Audit for All.

"I appreciated the focus on equity - this is a key to public health initiatives."

Chuck gazing happily on Walk
Flink Call to Action
Mark in Park with Flag

"The keynote speakers far exceeded my expectations. They were perhaps the best speakers... that I've seen at a professional conference in South Carolina."


Newberry Mayor Foster Senn welcomes Summit

Opera House

Walk Audit ends in shady park in front of the historic Newberry Opera House.

Media Coverage

Ernie buys lemonade

PCC Board member Ernie James buys snacks  in the park from SeraNico: Good Lemonade, Better Friends.

Walk Audit begins at FHCC
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The Walk Audit covered both sides of Main Street, Newberry.

bike ride

Summit participants gather with locals for a Thursday evening ride.

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Walk Audit begins at FHCC

The Walk Audit circled the Firehouse Conference Center.

Bike Friday Dr Brent~2

PC prof Dr Brent's Bike Friday came for the ride

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" really showed how broad the bike/ped movement really is....much more than just trails."