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HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT [clear filter]
Friday, September 15


Roundtable - Bikes as a Tool in Public Health Interventions
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether people are riding for transportation or recreation, biking is a great way for people to get exercise. In this roundtable discussion, we’ll talk about how bike advocates, transportation planners, and the health community can collaborate to improve biking for the sake of improving public health and wellbeing.

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Kyle Hatch

Project Manager, New York Bicycling Coalition
Kyle joined NYBC in January of 2016. He is currently a graduate student at SUNY Albany’s Master in Urban and Regional Planning program. Prior to his role with NYBC, he studied medical anthropology at SUNY Albany with a focus on the wide variety of ways that the built environment... Read More →
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Jamie Konkoski

Community Development Director, Village of Saranac Lake
Jamie is currently the Community Development Director for the Village of Saranac Lake. Prior to taking on that position, Jamie was the program manager for the North Country Healthy Heart Network’s physical activity and nutrition programs from 2007-2017.  She has facilitated the... Read More →
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Scott MacRae MD

President, Rochester Cycling Alliance
Scott lived in bike friendly Portland, Oregon for 17 years, then moved to Rochester, NY in 2000 where he promotes the health, safety, and economic benefits of biking as the President of the Rochester Cycling Alliance.

Friday September 15, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm


Panel - Environmental - Advancing Green Transportation in New York State
Limited Capacity seats available

Communities all over the state are searching for ways to become more sustainable. The bicycle is a tool that fills multiple needs in the never-ending quest towards sustainability. Whether it is green transportation, eco-tourism, or even bike based public services such as park maintenance – there is an opportunity for bicycles to be a solution. As Billy Nye once said: “There is no machine known that is more efficient than a human on a bicycle. A bowl of oatmeal, 30 miles, you can’t come close to that.” In this session, we will examine the many roles of the bicycle as green technology.


James Levy

Principal, Planning4Places, LLC
In 2013, James Levy, AICP, joined Planning4Places helping to grow our transportation and land use planning practice. James has 19 years experience in both transportation and land use planning. He has worked with MPOs, DOTs, and municipalities on corridor planning, statewide planning... Read More →
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Mark Lowery

Climate Policy Analyst, NYS DEC
A 29-year veteran of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Mark Lowery has served as a climate policy analyst in DEC’s Office of Climate Change since its formation in 2007. He previously worked as a senior wildlife biologist, regional citizen participation... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm