The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation hosts the Whatcom Active Transportation Summit on Oct. 11.
The aim of the event, which will be held at the St. Luke’s Health Education Center in Bellingham, is “to move forward with a clear understanding of the challenges facing the development of our regional active transportation network and to equip citizens with the tools to overcome them,” according to Daniel Tepper, the foundation’s president.
The daylong summit will consist of educational talks and panel discussions on issues ranging from health benefits, economic development, planning and funding opportunities to political advocacy, according to a press release. It will also cover new ideas to open up Whatcom County for more bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
In recent years, similar conferences have been held throughout the county as communities face decisions on how to maintain and improve their transportation networks.
Online registration is required to receive a box lunch at the summit. Registration can also be completed by phone by calling 360-389-3803.