Western New England Greenway – 2017 Conference

The 7th Annual Western New England Greenway Conference was held on November 18, 2017 at the Bennington Museum to further the growth of the multi-state bike route..Western New England Geenway - annual conference 2017


Cycling advocates, state agencies and others gathered for the day-long meeting to gather consensus on priority actions for 2018.  The agenda included:


Signage for the WNEG

  • Wording, Size, Color, etc.
  • Coordinating with Local Bike Groups
  • Approvals Needed
  • Costs?
  • Next steps?


Tour Directors’ Perspectives (40 minutes)

  • Karen Empie, FANY Ride Director
  • Rick Gallo, Bicycle Adventure Club


Annual Bike Tour – Terry Burke (35 minutes)

  • Relationship of the WNEG to Tour Operators
  • Getting Professional Tour Operators to Run a Tour
  • Next Steps?


State Bicycle Advocacy Groups (60 minutes)

  • Jason Van Driesche, Interim Executive Director – Local Motion, VT
  • Adina Giannelli, Executive Director, Bike/Walk CT


Local Bike Groups’ Activities (60 minutes)

  • Bruce Lierman, Vermont
  • Amanda Chilson, Project Coordinator, Mass in Motion
  • Tom O’Brien, New Milford River Trail Association, Connecticut