August 15, 2018

Gresham, Smith and Partners’ Active Transportation Service Line Leader Mike Sewell, P.E., Senior Transportation Engineer Jeremy Kubac, P.E., Transportation Engineer Katie Rowe, P.E., and Senior Landscape Architect Louis Johnson, PLA, ASLA, are set to be busy at the 2018 Kentucky Bike Walk Summit, which is being held Aug. 15-17 in Lexington, Ky. Sewell and Johnson will present a case study on Town Branch Trail, highlighting how the future multi-use trail will improve connectivity and mobility in downtown Lexington before all four GS&P staff members moderate or participate in additional panel discussions and presentations. 

Sewell, Kubac and Rowe will share insights during a panel discussion about the revitalization of Louisville’s parkways. Sewell will also participate in five additional sessions, discussing the state of engineering and the business of bicycling, as well as how bike share programs are transforming Kentucky communities, the ins and outs of public private partnerships and ways to engineer healthy communities. Johnson will participate in an additional panel discussion centered around the Town Branch Trail design.

“I look forward to participating in this year’s Kentucky Bike Walk Summit and driving discussions about how Kentucky can continue to become a more bike and pedestrian friendly state,” commented Sewell. “Louis, Jeremy, Katie and I have a busy few days ahead of us, but we’re passionate about bikes and believe that ultimately safer roads build stronger communities.”

A schedule of the presentations follows.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET
A Roundtable Discussion on the Town Branch Trail System
Panel discussion by Mike Sewell, P.E., Louis Johnson, PLA, ASLA, and Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Scott Thompson and Keith Lovan

Thursday, Aug. 16

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET
The State of the Practice: Engineering Multi-Modal Facilities
Presentation by Mike Sewell, P.E.

11:15 a.m. – Noon ET
The Business of Bicycling: How Businesses Can Fill the Gap Between Advocacy and Education
Panel discussion by Mike Sewell, P.E., Bullhorn Creative’s Brad Flowers and League of American Bicyclists’ Amelia Neptune

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Fred’s Not Dead: Revitalizing Louisville’s Olmstead Parkways for Bicycles and Pedestrians
Panel discussion by Jeremy Kubac, P.E., Katie Rowe, P.E., Mike Sewell, P.E., and Louisville Metro Parks’ John Swintosky

Friday, Aug. 17

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET
Bike Share: Transforming Communities Around Kentucky
Panel discussion by Mike Sewell, P.E., Louisville Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Rolf Eisinger, LouVelo, LimeBike and Spin Bikeshare

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Town Branch Commons: Benefits Beyond the Trail
Panel discussion by Louis Johnson, PLA, ASLA, Lexington Mayors Office’s Brandi Peacher, Lord Aeck Sargent’s Sam Castro and Lexington Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Scott Thompson

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Painting a Picture of Public/Private Partnerships
Presentation by Mike Sewell, P.E., Bikeworld CEO Martha Emmons and Lexington Council Member Chuck Ellinger

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET
Engineering Healthy Communities
Presentation by Mike Sewell, P.E.