2021 Missouri Active Transportation Summit

08/13/2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

2017 Missouri Active Transportation Summit - Aug 11th in Jefferson City

Bicycling, walking, and trails mean business in Missouri 

Friday, August 13th, 2021, 9:00am-5:00pm

An online, virtual Summit for 2021!  Join from anywhere in Missouri or the world via telephone, smart phone, or computer

Presented by

The Association of Bicycle & Pedestrian Professionals, Missouri Chapter
Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation
Missouri Livable Streets
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services


Register for the 2021 Summit now!  

Register early and save: 

  Early Bird Registration rate thru July 31st - $17.50

Regular rate thru Aug 6th - $22.50

Late Registration Aug 7-13 - $27.50

STAY TUNED! Big announcement about our 2021 Keynote Speaker coming soon!

About the Sixth Annual Missouri Active Transportation Summit

We invite you to join us for the 2021 Missouri Active Transportation Summit, where we will be sharing ideas for making our communities more active, vibrant, healthy, and economically sustainable through bicycling, walking, and trails. 


  • Keynote: A model Complete Streets Policy made in Missouri is attracting national attention - and how you can implement it in your city or town, large or small - Michael Kelley, BikeWalkKC; Ron Bentch, Missourians for Responsible Transportation

 Michael Kelley spearheaded the work to create a model Complete Streets policy that can be used in rural, suburban, and urban communities, large or small. Adopted policies that follow this model have achieved some of the highest scores ever achieved in the national Complete Streets evaluation system. 


  • Plenary: A really exciting session you won't want to miss - big announcement coming soon!
  • Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe
  • Missouri Tourism Director Stephen Foutes 
    Stephen Foutes, Missouri Director of Tourism
    Stephen Foutes, Missouri Director of Tourism, will greet Summit participants and help us make the important connection between Missouri's tourism industry and active transportation/active tourism

  • Missouri Livable Street Awards
  • Your choice from a varied menu of excellent breakout sessions, including:
    • Making Biking and Walking Work for Missouri - Paul Wojciechowski, Horner & Shifrin  
    • Connecting the Dots - Trails in NW Missouri - Andy Clements, City of St. Joseph
    • Beyond Cycling - Developing Inclusive Active Transportation in Joplin - Taylor Cunningham, City of Joplin
    • Grassroots and Grasstops: The Story of Springfield's Lone Pine Bike Park & Greenspace - Mary Kromrey, Ozark Greenways
    • Kansas City Missouri's First Two-Way Cycle Track: Paving the Way for Complete Streets Improvements - Jason Waldron, Director; Maggie Green, Public Information  Office, Kansas City Public Works
    • Measuring the Benefits of Complete Streets - Emily Schweninger, Smart Growth America
    • Building a Network of Historical-Cultural Bicycle Routes Across Missouri: Thousands of Miles of Great Places to Ride and Explore--and How you can Help  - Brent Hugh, Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation
    • Pathways to Implementation on the MoDOT System - Shaun Tooley, MoDOT  
    • Creating Active Transportation Incentives in Wildwood, MO - Biking and Walking Benefits - Hugh Share, Sustainability Consulant, Cycling Advocate; Julian M.D. Jacquin, City of Wildwood
    • Micro-Transportation, Hubs, Big Data, Healthcare Outcomes and ROI For Our Communities - Dan Cain, Pedego Electric Bicycles
    • The Power of Gravel, Trails, and Rural Community: Using Events, Marketing, and Many Community Partners to Turn a Small Rural Community into a Hub of Active Transportation and Recreation - Mac Vorce, Warsaw Chamber of Commerce; Jenn Bradshaw, Truman Lake Adventure Club; Sheridan Garman-Neeman, Executive Director, Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission
    • Rumble Strips Roundtable

(All sessions, presenters, and titles subject to change.)


Register now!

Summit organizers & partners 

The Summit is organized by the Missouri Chapter of the Association of Bicycle and Pedestrian Professionals, Missouri Livable Streets (Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services), and the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation in cooperation with pedestrian, bicycle, and trails agencies, businesses, advocacy groups, and staff from across Missouri.
Come on out and hear about what is going on for walking and biking in communities around Missouri.


2021 Summit themes & topics

Some of the 2021 Summit topics and themes will include:

  • COVID-19: How is your community, region, agency, or organization affected by the COVID-19 situation, and how are you using or planning to use walking, bicycling, trails, parks, sidewalks, bike lanes, active transportation, active recreation, or active tourism to help deal with your local issues and make your community safer and healthier?  How are you weathering reduced tourism and travel related to the pandemic? And are you planning or preparing to respond or recover from restrictions on tourism, travel, gatherings, and outdoor events when the time comes?
  • Complete Streets & Liveable Streets in Missouri: Building support for, passing, and implementing your Complete Streets policy
  • Tourism and the economic impact of bicycling, walking, and trails: What is the economic importance of bicycling, walking, and trails to your community, and what can you do to maximize the economic impact to your community, to your local business community, and to Missouri? With the Missouri Bicentennial coming up, how can we use that opportunity to boost trails and active outdoor tourism across the state?
  • Implementing bicycle, pedestrian, and trails plans and projects in communities from the largest to the smallest, how to find the funding you need, and how to make real progress on a limited budget
  • Health and Safety impacts of bicycling, walking, and trails
  • Making bicycling, walking, and trails succeed in rural, suburban, and urban settings, and small, medium, and large communities across Missouri 

Planned tracks:

  • Association of Bicycle & Pedestrian Professionals (APBP) Professional Track - sessions that help professional engineers, planners, and other staff working in the area of pedestrian and bicycle planning and implementation hone their skills, maintain their continuing education requirements, and keep abreast of best practices and current trends.
  • Missouri Livable Streets Track - how do you make streets and roads around your community safer and more inviting for all users--including those who walk, bicycle, and use public transportation, people of all ages and all levels of ability and disability. How do you develop a Complete Streets policy or ordinance in your community? How do you work to implement your Complete Streets policy?  What are some of the Complete Street success stories from around Missouri?
  • Marketing and Tourism Track - sessions that help tourism professionals and others working to promote their community, their area's outdoor recreation and trails, and their area's bicycling, walking, hiking, mountain biking, and other outdoor recreation opportunities make the most of their efforts.
  • Health and Safety Track - sessions relating walking, bicycling, trails, active transportation, active recreation, and active tourism and community health, and injury reduction.

Register now!

Time, Location, Details

2021 Missouri Active Transportation Summit, August 13th, 2021, 9:00am-5:00pm.


  • Registration/Check-in: Register online here
  • All sessions will be held online.  You can connect via telephone dial-in, smart phone, or computer. Sessions will recorded so you can watch later if you miss anything.  Instructions and full schedule will be emailed to registered participants.




Summit Partners & Supporters


Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Missouri Chapter

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals - Missouri Chapter

City of Jefferson City

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Missouri Department of
Health & Senior Services 

Missouri Livable Streets

Missouri Livable Streets

Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation MORIT

Horner & Shifrin

Sponsor the Summit

You or your organization or business could sponsor the 2021 Missouri Active Transportation Summit! Reach an audience of professionals across Missouri at any level that works for you and your business.

Sponsor levels and benefits are in our sponsorship packet--click to download (PDF).



 Presented by: The Association of Bicycle & Pedestrian Professionals, Missouri Chapter - Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation - Missouri Livable Streets - Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services 

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