Board of Trustees Vice Chair Atiba Mbiwan at our Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit

Frequently Asked Questions

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When and where is the Summit being held?

We’re holding our next New England Bike-Walk Summit in Boston, MA. We’ll have a presentation and dinner Thursday evening, April 26, 2018, at The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street, Boston, and a full day of presentations on Friday, April 27 on the UMass-Boston campus, 100 Morrissey Boulevard at the Campus Center.


What types of sessions will the Summit include?

We are offering an opening plenary panel and more than 40 breakout sessions and posters on issues ranging from bicycle equity and community partnerships to greenway design, funding strategies, economic impact, youth engagement, and more.

See schedule overview


How do I register?

We have closed online registration. Email us if you are interested in registering in person on Friday morning, April 27, at UMass-Boston Campus Center. 


How much does the Summit cost?

To attend the full conference (includes dinner on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday):

  • Agency & public sector, $150
  • Private sector, $200
  • Students, $50
  • Speakers, $80
  • Thursday night dinner and plenary panel only, $35


Will you offer scholarships?

Yes! We'll administer partial and full scholarships based on financial need. We will also offer scholarships in exchange for working the summit. Please write to us, for more information.


Who is planning this event?

The New England Bike-Walk Summit has been produced since 2009 by the East Coast Greenway Alliance, a nonprofit based in Durham, NC, with New England staff based in Rhode Island and Connecticut. We are thankful to the many volunteers who help make this event a success.  The Summit Steering Committee includes representatives from across the New England region.


I'm interested in sponsoring the New England Summit. How do I do that?

Please contact Niles Barnes, director of greenway programs,  Download our sponsorship overview to learn more.


I’m interested in volunteering for the Summit. Who do I contact?

Write to us, and ask to be added to our volunteer list.

Will you be offering any continuing education credits, such as for AICP? 

Unfortunately, the 2018 New England Bike-Walk Summit will not be offering credits, but attendees may pursue self-reporting

Together, let's grow the Greenway

Recent record-setting funding for design and construction goes directly to building the East Coast Greenway - as it should. The East Coast Greenway Alliance needs your support to continue our advocacy work that is fueling completion of the Greenway. The Alliance has a sustained track record of turning every dollar donated to our nonprofit into $100 in public infrastructure investment. Invest today and support the growth of the East Coast Greenway from Maine to Florida.