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Regional Call to Action Summit - #wabasummit

November 3rd, 2011 - Waterview Conference Center, Arlington, VA


We need your help in shaping the future of bicycling in DC, Maryland and Virginia region. The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is hosting a regional Call to Action Summit on November 3, 2011 at the Waterview Conference Center in Arlington, VA. The one day summit will be a culmination of weeks of local meetings in all six jurisdictions that WABA represents and it will include a presentation of plan for the the next five years of advocacy for the region.


Giving Input to Regional Plan

1) Attend a Local Stakeholder's Meetings

As part of the process of determining regional advocacy priorities for the Washington region, there be will skateholder's meetings in each of the local jurisdictions represented by WABA. The purpose of each of the meetings is to discuss short, medium and long term local and regional priorities. Please RSVP for your local meeting. We will be sending RSVP'ed guests information prior to meetings to focus the discussions.

9/13 - Prince George's Co. - Greenbelt Library Aud., 6pm to 8pm - More Info & RSVP

9/20 - Montgomery Co. - Kensington Park Comm. Library, 6pm to 8pm - More Info & RSVP

9/27 - Arlington Co. - Shirlington Branch Library, 6:30pm to 8:30pm - More Info & RSVP

10/4 - Alexandria - Nannie J Lee Rec. Center, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - More Info & RSVP

10/11 - District of Columbia - Benning Library, 6:30pm to 8:30pm - More Info & RSVP

10/17 - Fairfax Co. - Patrick Henry Library, Vienna, VA, 6:30pm to 8:30pm - More Info & RSVP

Please, download and complete the Pre-Meeting Planning Sheet prior to the meeting

2) Fill out the Pre-Meeting Planning Sheet

(...even if you cannot make one of the meetings, we want to hear from you!)

The one page PDF planning sheets gives a basic framework for providing input for the five year regional priority list we are creating. We want to hear from you and your ideas for your locality and the region.

Please submit your input by emailing advocacy@waba.org by October 21st, 2011. Thanks!

Attend the November 3rd Regional Call to Action Summit!

Call to Action Summit Schedule

8:30 am – Gathering with light breakfast

9:30 am – Welcome

9:45 am – Tools for Planning Healthy Communities - Gina Arlotto (Safe Routes to School Network Coordinator, WABA)

10:15 am – Crashed! Your Legal Rights In A Bicycle Accident – Bruce Deming (Attorney)

11:00 am – Panel: Regional Bikesharing – Eric Gilliland (General Manager, Alta Bicycle Share, Inc.) Darren Buck (Masters candidate, Urban Affairs and Planning, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech Alexandria Center), Ralph Buehler, PhD (Assistant Professor in Urban Affairs & Planning, Virginia Tech Alexandria Center)

12:00 pm – Lunch Break (1 1/2 hour)

1:30 pm – Panel: Planning Bicycle & Pedestrian Access to Metro – Nat Bottigheimer (WMATA Assistant General Manager), Patrick Schmitt (Parking Manager, WMATA), Kristin Haldeman (Manager of Access Planning & Policy Analysis, WMATA)

2:30 pm – Panel: The Role of Bicycle Businesses in Advocacy – Jakob Wolf-Barnett (Chief Operating Officer, Revolutions Cycles), Philip Koopman (Owner, BicycleSPACE), Stephen Marks (Managing Partner, Bike the Sites), Debora Hardng (CEO, City Bikes), Anne Mader (Owner, The Bike Lane)

3:30 pm - WABA’s Presentation of Regional Call to Action

4:30 pm – Summit End

Call to Action Summit Location

Waterview Conference Center
1919 N Lynn St
Arlington, VA 22209

Google Map Link (create bicycle directions!)

Metro Accessible via the Rosslyn Station on the Blue & Orange Lines

Bike Accessible via the Mount Vernon Trail, Custis Trail & the Key Bridge

Social Discussion

Follow the Regional Call to Action Summit conversation on Twitter at #wabasummit

Need Additional Information and Further Questions

For more information about the Regional Call to Action Summit email advocacy@waba.org or call (202) 518-0524 x201




Thank you to the following sponsors and supporters!


The Marpat Foundation