Registration is now open for the 2016 International Open Streets Summit, to be held August 18th-21st in Portland, OR.
Open streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic, so that families and friends may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing.With more than 100 documented initiatives in North America, open streets are increasingly common in cities seeking innovative ways to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals.
This fourth annual event will feature sessions and networking opportunities for both novice and experienced open streets organizers led by experts from the Street Plans Collaborative, the Open Streets Project, 8-80 Cities, Sunday Parkways, Portland State University’s Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) and Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI). Participants will hear from inspiring keynote speakers and have the opportunity to take part in Portland’s very own open streets initiative, Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente. Learn more and register today!
Three reasons to attend:
* US Rep. Earl Blumenauer will keynote. Hear one of our nation’s most inspirational and effective active transportation leaders.
* You get to travel to one place to learn from people all over the globe – from South Africa to South America – find out how they are transforming cities and improving public health through Open Streets and other tactical urbanism strategies
* That one place is Portland – home to Sunday Parkways, which you’ll participate in, as well as many other outside mobile activities.
* There are many other reasons to attend too.
Early Bird Registration at $295 has been extended to July 15th and includes a $55 discount and no cost mobile tours. Questions?