No matter where you go in the Lowcountry, no doubt you’ll see wheels in motion. From the visitor intent on two-wheel exploration to the resident committed to a healthy lifestyle, bicycling is an intrinsic part of Lowcountry life. It impacts the sustainability of our businesses, the growth of our economy, and whether used as transportation or as a leisure activity, it positively impacts our quality of life.
That’s why the chamber is pleased to support the upcoming Southeast Biking Symposium which will take place March 22nd – 24th. Now in its second year, the symposium will bring together visionaries, industry leaders, and bicycling enthusiasts focused on “Protecting Today, Planning for Tomorrow.”
Leading the charge is keynote speaker Andy Clarke. Andy is the Director of Strategy for Toole Design + Planning and a leading authority on bicycle advocacy. He will speak to outdated transportation planning and design, and the need for a new set of guiding principles moving forward. Byron Rushing, Bicycling & Walking Program Manager for the Atlanta Regional Commission, will address the importance of better community planning, providing real-life examples from some of Atlanta’s bicycle focused projects. To bring the topic to our backyard, Ben Brown from the Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Association will discuss how they are taking a holistic approach to redevelopment, with enhanced community infrastructure, and improved bicycle connectivity.
We’re proud that The American League of Bicyclists designated Hilton Head Island as a Gold Level Bicycle-Friendly Community. To remain in the forefront as a highly desirable bicycling community, we must continue to prioritize bicycling options for both visitors and residents.
I hope you will attend the upcoming Southeast Biking Symposium to learn how your business can benefit from the current and future trends in bicycling. Click here to get your tickets and learn more.
Have a great week!
Bill Miles, IOM, CCE
President & CEO