Program Schedule

Georgia Walks Summit Update: We are going VIRTUAL- OCTOBER 22-23, 2020


The 2020 Georgia Walks Summit Program is packed with sessions on walk-friendly safety solutions, street designs, and community programs. There is something for everyone…take a look!

Keynote Speakers:

  • Charles Brown, renowned urban planner, transportation expert, and healthy, equitable communities advocate.
  • Peter Norton is a professor of history in the Department of Engineering and Society at UVA and the author of Fighting Traffic.

Plenary Speaker:

  • Becca Zajac, Executive Director, Columbus Dragonfly Trail System

Breakout/Mobile/Workshop Sessions Preview*:

  • Tactical and Practical: Implementing Quick-Response Walking Improvements in Your Community
  • Engineering and Roadway Design Principles 101
  • Assessing Hidden Sidewalk Hazards and Obstacles for People with Mobility Challenges
  • Engaging Small Rural Communities in Multi-modal Planning
  • Pedestrian Exposure & Compliance: Forecasting & Enhancing Safety
  • Get Your Neighborhood Active with Walk Audits
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Traffic Calming Efforts in Historic Savannah
  • Redeveloping Walkable City Centers and Creating Multi-Use Paths Systems in Suburban Cities
  • Less is more: Retrofitting Infrastructure for Walking and Biking
  • Connecting Military Families with Local Communities through Fort Benning’s Trail System
  • Planning for Safer Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure on State Routes
  • School Road Safety Audits in Action
  • Sharing the Path: Green Infrastructure and Pedestrian Design
  • Accessibility & Placemaking in Complex Urban Environments
  • Talk the Talk About the Walk
  • Creating an Award Winning African American Heritage Trail
  • Developing Policy and Understanding Injury Data for Shared Dockless Mobility Devices
  • Strategies for Successful Trail Planning
  • Public Health Success Stories
  • The Real and Perceived Relationship Between Social Identities and Mobility

*Sessions are subject to change


Earn your continuing education credits at the Georgia Walks Summit!

Planners & engineers who attend can receive AICP/PDH credits. Education opportunities for PLAs will also be available at the summit.

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