Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis Award and Keynote: Texas Bicycle Tourism Trails
11:05 AM - 11:50 AM
Thu Oct 15, 2020
Virtual Main Stage
Recorded Video: Watch video
ASLA - American Society of Landscape Architects CPRP/NRPA - Certified Parks and Recreation Professional/National Recreation and Park Association APA / AICP - American Institute of Certified Planners ASCE / TSPE - Engineers' Professional Development Hours


CEUs for this session: 0.75


 In response to the Texas Bicycle Tourism Trails Act of 2005, TxDOT conducted the Texas Bicycle Tourism Trails Study under the guidance of its Bicycle Advisory Committee. Texas Bicycle Tourism Trails (TBTT) are envisioned as a future network of long-distance bikeways that would highlight the natural, historic, and exceptional landscapes across the many unique regions of the state.  These tourism trails can be realized through collaborative partnerships among public, private, and nonprofit entities within the state.


Each of our Keynotes will address TBTT from their respective viewpoints, including Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis as the 2005 bill author while serving in the Texas Senate, and as a local elected official ; Rodney Franklin as TPWD Director of State Parks; and James Bass as TxDOT Executive Director.

Rodney Ellis Commissioner, Precinct One, Harris County
James Bass Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation
Rodney Franklin Director of State Parks, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department