As part of the East Coast Greenway Alliance Summit, WHEELS will present national, state and local leaders in the advance of green mobility to two groups:

  • South Floridians ready or kind of thinking they might be ready to adopt walking, bicycling, transit and trails to get where they’re going, and 
  • Professionals in government, business and nonprofit sectors who need information for green mobility leadership.

Like all other WHEELS programs, the conference sessions are free. Please pre-register because seating is limited. 


Wednesday, November 11

Miami’s Pioneer Cycling Heroes
Glasgow Hall, Jorge Perez Architecture Center, University of Miami School of Architecture
1223 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables 

6:30 PM Reception

7:00 PM Welcome to WHEELS & Introductions: Victor Dover, WHEELS chair

What WHEELS Can Mean to Miami: Stuart Kennedy, The Miami Foundation

7:15 PM Speakers:

  • Arva Parks: “Coconut Grove’s Kirk Munroe, co-founder, League of American Wheelmen, 1892”
  • Pam Lahiff: “Wilson Larkins, the Bicycling Milkman; founder of South Miami” 
  • Herb Hiller and Linda Crider: “Reviving the Florida Bicycling Movement in the Late 20th Century”

Q & A and panel discussion

9:00 PM WHEELS Reminders & Adjourn


Friday, November 13

Green Mobility:  The National View
Victor E. Clarke Education Center, Baptist Health South Miami Hospital
6200 SW 73 Street, South Miami

12:30 PM Welcome from Lincoln Mendez, CEO of South Miami Hospital

Welcome to WHEELS & Introductions: Victor Dover, Dover, Kohl & Partners, WHEELS Chair; Gus Pego, Secretary, District 6, Florida Department of Transportation

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Ryan Gravel, Founder, Sixpitch, originator of the Atlanta Beltline: “Transit and the Next Infrastructure”

Introduction by founder‐chairman, Florida Conservation Coalition, former Florida Governor Bob Graham

Speaker: Dan Burden, Director of Innovation & Inspiration,  Blue Zones; founder of Walkable Communities Institute: “Green Mobility: Making the Leap”


2:30 PM Speaker: Andy Clarke, retired president, League of American Bicyclists:
“What’s Coming Up for America’s Cycling Movement”

Co-presenters: Dennis Markatos‐Soriano, Executive Director, East Coast Greenway Alliance; Kevin Hicks, Spoke’n Revolutions: “Trails as Green Mobility and Social Mobility”

Facilitated Discussion

5:00 PM WHEELS Reminders & Adjourn

Plan to stay in downtown South Miami for the evening. Ride transit home. 


Saturday, November 14

Green Mobility: The State and Regional View 
Victor E. Clarke Education Center, Baptist Health South Miami Hospital
6200 SW 73 Street, South Miami

8:00 AM Coffee

8:30 AM Welcome & Introductions: Mayor Philip Stoddard, City of South Miami and Dennis Markatos Soriano, East Coast Greenway Alliance

Public Space and Transportation Challenge: Stuart Kennedy, The Miami Foundation

8:50 AM Panel: Innovative Green Mobility – South Florida

  • Meg Daly, Founder-President, Friends of the Underline
  • Maria Nardi, Miami‐Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces
  • Jim Smith, S.A.F.E. (Safety As Floridians Expect)


10:15 AM Panel: Innovative Green Mobility – Regionally and Statewide

  • Ken Bryan, Florida Field Office Director, Rails to Trails Conservancy
  • Dale Allen, Executive Director, Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation
  • Kim DeLaney, Director of Strategic Development and Policy, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council

Facilitated Discussion: Extending the Reach of Green Mobility

Conference Close: Carmen Monroy, Director of Policy Planning, Florida Department of Transportation: “Green Mobility Rising"

12:00 PM WHEELS Reminders & Adjourn

1:00 PM 24th Annual East Coast Greenway Alliance Membership Summit (continues until 5:00 PM)


Plan lunch in downtown South Miami. Stay for the SoMi Bike-In Family Festival and the first-ever Bike-In Street Bash. Ride transit home.