14th Annual Nevada Bike & Ped Summit: Nov. 9-10 in South Tahoe


2016 NEVADA BICYCLE and PEDESTRIAN SUMMIT TO HIGHLIGHT ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION

Nevada Department of Transportation
Meg Ragonese, Public Information Officer
E-mail: mragonese@dot.state.nv.us
Phone: (775) 888-7172 / (775) 443-5926

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Pedestrian and bicycle transportation and safety will be among the topics at the 14th annual Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit, scheduled for Nov. 9 and 10 at the MontBleu Resort Casino in Lake Tahoe.

Developed to augment statewide bicycle and pedestrian resources, the summit will provide the latest information on bicycle tourism, facility planning and design, safety, enforcement and education initiatives, as well as Safe Routes to School and complete streets program information and more.

“This annual summit is truly the state’s foremost event for bike and walking enthusiasts, advocates, engineers, administrators, educators and consultants,” NDOT Assistant Chief of Multi-Modal Planning and Program Development Bill Story explained. “People understand that bicycling and walking provide many benefits to health, congestion mitigation and air quality; not to mention ease of finding a parking spot. And this summit provides resources and information to further those benefits in Nevada.”

The summit will be held at the MontBleu Resort Casino Convention Center, with information and free registration available by calling (775) 888-7727 or e-mailing jfromm@dot.state.nv.us by Nov. 4. The summit is presented by the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition and the Nevada Department of Transportation. Further bicycle and pedestrian information is available at www.bicyclenevada.com or www.tahoebike.org.

WHO: Nevada Department of Transportation/Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition
WHAT: 2016 Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit
WHEN: Nov. 9 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. / Nov. 10 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: MontBleu Resort Casino Convention Center, 55 U.S. 50, Stateline Lake Tahoe, Nevada
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About NDOT
With the goal of keeping Nevada safe and connected, the Nevada Department of Transportation plans, constructs, operates and maintains the approximately 5,400 miles of highway and more than 1,000 bridges which make up the state highway system. The department also supports a statewide, multi-modal transportation system through pedestrian, bicycle, transit, rail, aviation and other multi-modal transportation, as well as traveler services such as 511 Nevada Travel Info. State transportation information is available at nevadadot.com or (775) 888-7000.