APRIL 21, 2021 - Smart commutes often involve walking and biking, and using the trail systems throughout the Triangle can help workers wanting to leave their cars at home get to their jobs enjoyably and safely.
No one knows more about the Triangle’s amazing trails and how they connect than Sig Hutchinson, a Wake County commissioner who has successfully led seven bond referendums totaling more than $400 million for open space preservation, parks, greenways, transportation and affordable housing.Hutchinson will be the featured speaker at GoTriangle’s next Mission Impossible webinar at 2 p.m. April 29. He’ll discuss the magnificent trails of the Triangle and how they connect neighborhoods to parks, jobs and other important destinations.
Sign up to attend the free webinar here. This is the fifth webinar in GoTriangle’s Mission Impossible series of 60-minute discussions with experts on important topics relating to smart commuting by transit, teleworking, bicycling, walking, carpooling or vanpooling.
Knowing more about the trail system may help people choose a more active mode of transportation because trails provide a commute that does not have to include mixing in with cars, says Kim Johnson, Mobility Management & Employer Outreach coordinator at GoTriangle.
“In addition to the webinar providing good information about the interconnectivity of trails in the Triangle, we are hoping that learning more about the trail system will also spur people to explore bike facilities in the region,” Johnson says. “May is Bike Month, so we’ll be providing information that helps people participate in that as well.”
Hutchinson has held leadership roles on numerous regional and state boards and associations, including the Triangle Land Conservancy, Advocates for Health in Action and NC Prevention Partners. He is currently serving in leadership positions with the Upper Neuse River Basin Association, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Live Well Wake, National Association of Counties and GoTriangle.
Among his awards and recognitions, he has been honored as Wake County’s Volunteer of the Year, Triangle Business Journal’s Green Advocate of the Year, Raleigh News & Observer’s Tar Heel of the Week, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce A.E. Finley Distinguished Service Award and the City of Raleigh’s Fred Fletcher Award.
Previous Mission Impossible webinars focused on COVID-19-related topics of cyber security, home office ergonomics, returning to worksites and mental health during a pandemic as many Triangle employees worked from home. Find videos of those webinars at gotriangle.org/mi.