Multimodal Summit 2018
- Luncheon Keynote Speakers
- Master of Ceremonies – Wildaliz Bermudez, Hartford City Councilwoman
- Julio Casiano, Center for Latino Progress Board Chair, and Deputy District Director, US Small Business Administration
- Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, Director of UConn Hartford, and Professor of History and Latino & Latin American Studies
- Emily Hultquist, CRCOG, Director of Policy and Planning / Community Development, and past president of the CT APA
- James P. Redeker, Commissioner of the CT Department of Transportation
- Jay Williams, President, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
- Connecticut Governor, the Hon. Dannel Malloy
- Luncheon Keynote Plenary – Innovation and Collaboration, the Road Towards Bike Equity in Boston
- Tiffany Cogell – Block Steward, The Boston Project Ministries – Slow Streets Dorchester, Vision Zero
- Nicole Ferraro – Boston Public Health Commission, Active Living Project Manager, Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Division
- Tamika R. Francis – Co-Director, Boston Alliance for Community Health
- Angela Johnson-Rodriguez – Transportation for Massachusetts, Transportation Justice Organizer
- Vivian Ortiz – Active Transit Community Organizer, Mattapan, MA
- Becca Wolfson – Executive Director, Boston Cyclists Union
- For Sharing – Facebook Event, Poster, and Social Media Banner. Day of event #MMTransitSummit2018 for your posts, tweets, and photos.
The Transport Hartford Academy worked with the CT Chapter of the American Planning Association and the CT Department of Transportation to plan a November 19th, Multimodal and Transit Summit. The Summit was co-hosted by UConn and several participating UConn departments. The summit included topics for both transportation and development professionals, combined with an evening program for residents, citizen advocates, and intersectional topics. Planners and transportation engineers were able to receive professional credits for attending via CCAPA and the CT ITE.
The summit included an exciting keynote luncheon and the evening social mixer with individual registration and many sponsorship levels. Food, camaraderie, and networking are the cornerstones of a successful professional and community event.
Contact Laura Suroviak or Tony Cherolis (or call 860-247-3227) if you have any questions.
Summit Sessions and Topics
Multimodal transportation topics are inherently regional. We can’t talk about commuter rail without including Springfield, Boston, NYC, and central Massachusetts. Complete Streets and active transportation policies have been moving ahead in some cities faster than others, and the Summit will provide an opportunity to share best practices across the entire region. Transit Oriented Development (TOD) concepts may be new along Connecticut’s knowledge corridor, but the definitely aren’t novel for NYC, New Jersey, and Boston. This Summit included presenters and topics from the entire Northeast Region and nationwide.
Update – Many presenters gave their permission to share slides and graphs. Links have been added below.
List of Sessions with Links to Details (and Presentations):
- Pre-Summit – Walk and Bike Audit – Walk and Bike Audit Photos and Notes
- Boston Keynote Plenary, Innovation and Collaboration, The Road Towards Bike Equity in Boston – Link to Presentation
- Visualizing Mobility – Data analytics informing municipal and regional planning (Overview, Hartford LimeBike, Bike New Haven, Hartford Road to Zero)
- Technology and New Developments that Increase Transportation Options and Sustainability (Overview, Combined presentations)
- CTfastrak, CTtransit, and Commuter Rail are Reshaping our Region (Overview, The Train Campaign, Move New Haven – Greater New Haven Transit District, CTtransit Comprehensive Service Analysis and Recommendations)
- First Mile and Last Mile Projects around Transit – Closing the Gap (Overview, Bike Lanes and Bus Stops)
- Community Engagement and Involvement – What Works, What Doesn’t? (Overview, CTfastrak Outreach and Education, Hartford’s I-84 Project, Boston Healthy Community Champions, The Walk Bridge 100 Year Decision)
- How Women Travel: Commute to Career, The Impact of Transportation (Overview, Combined presentations)
- Policies, Practices, and Infrastructure – Why Vision Zero? (Overview, Stamford Vision Zero, AAA Teen Driving Safety, Watch for Me CT, Travelers Institute, Every Second Matters)
- Pulling it all Together – Complete Streets, Zoning, and Regional Planning (Overview, Combined presentations)
- Don’t Be an S.O.V. – Aligning Transportation Goals to Cut Traffic (Overview, Combined presentations)
- (Evening) Tactical Urbanism in Connecticut, Let’s Just Try It! (Overview, Mike Lydon, Street Plans, Participant map sketch activity)
- (Evening) Connecticut’s Greenways and River Front Trails (Overview, CT Trail Census, Phil Goff, Building Communities through Trail Planning & Design)
- (Evening) Community Bicycle Workshops and Youth Programs – Annual Meeting (Overview, Paul Hammer’s Notes, Bike Walk CT – Safety Education)
- (Evening) Road to Zero – Community Conversation and Action Planning with Teens and Young Adults (Overview, Gannon Long Introduction, R20 Street Team)
Presenter and Panelist Bios – LINK
Schedule and Agenda
- 9:00am-10:30am – Pre-Summit Walk and Bike Audit, starting at Ashley’s Restaurant, 221 Main Street
- 11:00 am – Registration and Check-in Opens – The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect Street
- 11:15 am – Buffet Lunch Begins, The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect Street
- 11:45 am – Seated program and Keynote Speaker / Panel, The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect Street
- 1:30 pm – Afternoon sessions begin at UConn Hartford campus, 10 Prospect Street
- 4:30 pm – Mixer, Networking, and Expo in the UConn Hartford Atrium, 10 Prospect Street
- 6:00 pm – Evening Community Conversations and Workshops at the UConn Hartford Campus, 10 Prospect Street
- 8:00 pm – Happy Hour after the Summit at Republic, 10 Capitol Avenue
Transportation – So Many Options!
Multimodal transportation options abound with CTtransit, CTfastrak, Amtrak, commuter buses, regional buses, and the Hartford Line commuter rail. Heck, we’ve even got LimeBikes. If you are flying in for the Summit can take the Bradley Flyer shuttle to Downtown from the airport. There are several hotels within easy walking distance of the The Hartford Club (47 Prospect Street) and UConn Hartford (10 Prospect Street) campus.
- Getting to Downtown Hartford from the Airport – We recommend the Bradley Flyer. Get off at the Convention Center stop, and walk west on Front Street to Prospect Street. You’ll walk right past UConn Hartford (on Front St), and take a right on Prospect Street to get to The Hartford Club.
- Walking Info – 1-mile walking radius map (~20 minutes). Includes Union Station, Downtown Hartford, and many Hartford Hotels. The Hartford Club and UConn Hartford venues are just a few buildings apart.
- Bike Routes – (From the East) There is a nice connection from East Hartford over the Founders Bridge. For those coming from East of the River on a bike, follow the East Coast Greenway directional signs (they are small) across the Travelers Plaza and it will drop you at the Atheneum Square and Prospect Street intersection. The Hartford Club is immediately on your right, and UConn Hartford is down a block on Propect Street to the left. (From the West) We recommend Bushnell Park to Gold Street to Atheneum Square, which puts you right at the Hartford Club. You would turn right on Prospect to get to UConn Hartford. Remember your bike lights!
- Bike Parking – There is plentiful bike parking (sidewalk loops) around the UConn Hartford building on Prospect Street. We recommend those loops. We also recommend using a sturdy U-Lock or Kryptonite hardened chain lock and removing things like lights and panniers. This is a city, and stuff will wander off.
- Bus Transit – We recommend Google (use the transit setting) to plan your trip. The Hartford Club (lunch) and UConn Hartford (breakout sessions) are very close to the commuter bus, CTtransit, and CTfastrak hub in Downtown.
- Commuter Rail – The Hartford Line runs from New Haven – Hartford – Springfield. Union Station in Hartford is 0.7 miles from the Summit venues. There are LimeBikes (dockless bike share) at Union Station, easy to check out with a phone app.
- Carpool Coordination – Looking for a carpool to the Summit? Ask on the Transport Hartford – Talking Transportation FB page. I’ll start a “Carpool” thread.
- Car Parking – There are three nearby garages (1) CT Convention Center garage, (2) Front Street South, and (3) Front Street North. Street parking is metered in the Downtown area, but is free after 6:00pm. Make sure you pay the nearest meter if you park on the street before 6pm. Parking enforcement is fierce. Luncheon Parking – For those arriving between 10:45am – 1:00pm (and no later!), you can park for no charge in the Hartford Club garage. The driveway entry for that Garage is just south of the Hartford Club (46 Prospect St). Mention that you are coming in to the Summit at the Hartford club at the voice box / gate.
- ADA Notes – Both the Hartford Club (46 Prospect St.) and UConn Hartford (10 Prospect St.) are ADA accessible. (1) For the Hartford Club, the ADA entrance is on the south side of the building (not the main entrance on Prospect St.). Call 860-522-1271 and ask someone to open the side entrance and assist with the elevator. (2) For the UConn Hartford Building – The building can be accessed from Front Street, north side of the UConn Hartford building and across from Barnes and Noble.
Sponsors and Summit Supporters
Pay It Forward – Community Sponsors
Academic and Research Partners