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Special Issue Monday, March 1, 2010

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CenterLines is the bi-weekly e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking. CenterLines is our way of quickly delivering news and information you can use to create more walkable and bicycle-friendly communities.

SPECIAL ISSUE OF CENTERLINES FOR MARCH 1, 2010
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----- Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2010 REGISTRATION OPENS
----- Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2010 PROPOSAL DEADLINE IS EXTENDED
----- WELCOME FROM CHATTANOOGA’S LOCAL HOST COMMITTEE

Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2010 REGISTRATION OPENS

Registration is open for the Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2010 conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Based on the number of presentation proposals we have received, we anticipate the 2010 conference will be the best attended, and most diverse Pro Walk/Pro Bike® yet.

The early registration rate for delegates, presenters, and APBP members will be in effect until May 31, 2010, so do not delay, register today. Registration for the conference is found at: http://tinyurl.com/ygm78pu.

Other conference items of interest

Mobile Workshops. For this year’s conference, we will be doing pre-registration for Mobile Workshops through our website. A small number of spaces will be held for on-site registration, but to guarantee your spot in the workshop you want, we recommend registering in advance. We have posted a preliminary list of this year’s Mobile Workshops:

http://www.bikewalk.org/2010conference/mobileworkshops.php

Exhibitor Registration and Program Advertisers. If your company or organization is interested in exhibiting or advertising at Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2010 you can reserve your space through our website.

http://tinyurl.com/yzvpscq

Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2010 PROPOSAL DEADLINE IS EXTENDED

Procrastinators rejoice: We have extended the proposal submission deadline for Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2010 to March 6. Last Friday was a very busy day at NCBW’s South Orange office, as we answered phone calls and email pleas for additional time. We recognize that because of the extraordinary weather we have endured on the East Coast this season, and in other parts of the country, that some people could benefit from a few extra days to put together their presentations and assemble their panels.

We have received some great submissions thus far. As a reminder, the conference theme is "Bringing Livable Communities and Regions to Scale." We are soliciting presentations on several focus topics:

  • Best Practices in Active Transportation
  • Sustainable Development and Livable Communities
  • Equity and Social Justice
  • Safe Routes to School/Education
  • Communication and Outreach
  • The Basics

For more information on the focus topics please refer to recent issues of CenterLines or our website. Submit your presentation proposal at:

http://www.bikewalk.org/2010conference/submissions.php

WELCOME FROM CHATTANOOGA’S LOCAL HOST COMMITTEE

Dear Conference Attendees,

We are very excited for the privilege to host the Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2010 conference in the southeast. We look forward to sharing our southern hospitality and the charm that makes Chattanooga a unique small city.

While you are here, we hope that you will take the opportunity to explore our downtown corridor by taking a ride on our free electric shuttle or seeing a movie in our LEED certified movie theater. Meet friends and stroll over our Walnut Street Bridge. Browse through the unique shops of the NorthShore neighborhood. Learn about our place in American history.

Of course, we are enthusiastic in sharing with you the research, practice, and services that makes Chattanooga a wonderful place to live.

See you in September,

Your Local Host Committee


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