Ciclovias Arrive in North America! Open Streets Summit in Portland this Summer
The Open Streets movement is at a tipping point as an international phenomenon. Let’s open our streets and reshape our communities! Ciclovias are taking North America by storm!
The City of Portland’s Sunday Parkways was a leader in vitalizing open streets in the United States in 2008. The Portland Bureau of Transportation is now proud to host the fourth annual International Open Streets Summit (OSS) in partnership with the Open Streets Project, Street Plans Collaborative, 8-80 Cities, Portland State University’s Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), and the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI).
This Open Streets Summit brings together leaders from across the world and the nation to share their experiences and lessons learned in starting and sustaining open streets initiatives in their communities. Workshops will focus not only on the nuts and bolts of running an Open Streets event but how to take this program to connect neighbors to neighbors, and inspire community wide changes in health, livability, and economic vitality.
Along with the opportunity to exchange ideas on how best to build coalitions of supporters, reach out to new partners, market/brand your event, and more, the summit will provide a breadth of walking, biking, and open streets events that will introduce participants to the great transit options and activities available across Portland. See the full calendar of events here.
Come to Portland for another round of energy, innovation, and idea exchange for activating open streets in your community. Just be sure to register for the 2016 International Open Streets Summit by June 27th to get your early bird special.
See you August 18th-21st for this year’s International Open Streets Summit!