2004 Kentucky Rails to Trails Conference
Greenway Partnerships: Improving Quality of Life

May 14-15, 2004 — Galt House, Louisville, Ky


Friday, May 14, 2004

1:00 - 3:00  Bus Tour of Louisville Olmsted Park System with John Swintosky

3:00 - 5:00  Bike Tour of the Louisville River Walk with Sheila Andersen

6:30 - 8:30pm  Informal Reception at the Galt House

Saturday, May 15, 2004

7:45 - 8:30  Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45  Welcome

  • Scott Southall, Kentucky Rails to Trails Council, Conference Co-Chair
  • Mohammed Nouri, Louisville Metro Planning and Design
  • Cheri Tolle, UK Prevention Research Center, Conference Co-Chair

8:45 - 9:45  Morning Keynote Session

  • Creating Healthier Places for Healthier People
    Keith Laughlin, Executive Director, Rails to Trails Conservancy
  • Why Chase the Grail of Rails to Trails? A Good Health Perspective
    David Allen, MD, President, Fit Louisville

9:45 - 10:00  Break

10:00 - 11:00  Concurrent Sessions A

Trails for Health
John Librett, Physical Activity and Health Promotion, CDC
Chris Abbett, National Parks Service
Greenways Forging the Link
Ray Irvin, Indianapolis Greenways Foundation
Louisville's Award-Winning Waterfront Park
David Karem, Waterfront Development Corporation
Rail Trails at the State Level
Rep. Susan Westrom, KY House of Representatives
Rail Trails at the County Level
Judge Rodney Kirtley, Muhlenberg County

11:00 - 11:15  Break

11:15 - 12:15  Concurrent Sessions B

Success Stories in South Carolina
James Coleman, Margaret J. Weston Medical Center, South Carolina
Yon Lambert, Palmetto Conservation Foundation, South Carolina
Getting Started: Trail Partnerships
Rick Dickman, Ohio River Greenways Commission
Patricia Timm, Ohio River Way, Inc.
Rail Trails and Transportation Enhancement Funding
Ron Schneider, Multimodal Programs, KY Transportation Cabinet
What the Bicycle and Pedestrian Policy Hath Wrought
Paula Nye, Multimodal Programs, KY Transportation Cabinet

12:15 - 1:45  Lunch (Visit Exhibits)

1:45 - 2:45  Concurrent Sessions C

Partnering for Trail Success
Arlen Sanders, Liberty/Casey Economic Development Authority
Weaving People, Trails, and Tales: A Pine Mountain Trail Story
Shad Baker, Pine Mountain/Cumberland Trails Conference
Neighborhood Connector Project: Neighbors as Planning Partners
Beth Siddens, Barren River District Health Department
Helen Siewers, Greenways Commission of Bowling Green/Warren County
Public/Private Partnerships
Sue Fowler, Partners Greenbelt
High Bridge Rail Trail: Making Connections
Tim Powell, Wilmore-High Bridge Rail Trail
Town Branch Trail: A Multi-Faceted Work in Progress
Van Meter Pettit, Town Branch Trail Inc.

2:45 - 3:00  Break

3:00 - 4:00  Concurrent Sessions D

Rebuilding Walkable Livable Communities through the Hope VI Revitalization Program
Kathleen O’Neil, Louisville Metro Housing Authority
Lynda Frost, Trust for Public Land
Policy Roundtable: Statewide Trail Plan Initiatives
Lisa Rainey Brownell, UK Transportation Center
(Roundtable discussion)
Cave Run Trail System: Past, Present & Future
Terri Burch, Kentucky Horse Council
Surveying the Pine Mountain Trail State Park
John Schneider, Vaughn & Melton Engineering

4:00   End of Meeting — Please Complete Evaluation Forms!

Updated July 13, 2004

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