CNU’s 2009 Portland Summit Offers In-Depth Look at Transportation Reforms

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CNU’s 2009 Portland Summit Offers In-Depth Look at Transportation Reforms

CNU’s transportation summit is the leading forum to advance national transportation reform standards.

Early Registration Ends October 15. Register today.

Here’s the latest news on the summit:

Congressman Earl Blumenauer to speak at CNU’s Transportation Summit
Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Oregon’s 3rd District, longtime advocate for sustainable transportation choices such a biking and walking, will join us for the 2009 summit. As part of advancing the practice of New Urbanism, CNU members are drafting a statement of Network Principles and invite you to join in the conversation with leading reformers. Congressman Earl Blumenauer will address the summit on November 6th, share his reactions to CNU member ideas, and discuss his latest work in Congress to advance sustainable transportation reforms.

Tour the most bike friendly city in the U.S. -- join us for a close up look at Portland’s planning innovations on the ground
From street design to bike networks, Portland is leading the U.S. in sustainable transportation designs. Registration includes an afternoon to examine how Portland’s reforms have shaped the country and what lessons you can learn for your own community. Learn from Portland’s green streets network and street design, bicycle network, downtown transit-oriented mall, and the modern streetcar network. Be a part of these innovative tours on Nov. 4:

  • See how Portland’s 20-year Green Streets Network and Street Design will reduce runoff into the Willamette River and Columbia Slough.
  • Join CNU’s first Bike Tour! Ride Portland’s Bicycle Network to understand why bikes now account for between 3 percent and 8 percent of all trips within the city – but bring your own bike or be prepared to rent one with a special CNU discount.
  • Experience the Transit Mall to learn how and why it’s a truly inter-modal public space that accommodates today’s needs and tomorrow’s potential.
  • See Portland’s Modern Streetcar Network – a transit mode scaled to its surroundings, offering a truly viable alternative to driving – in action, and all the development it’s fostered.

Book your flight now!
Now is an excellent time to book discounted flights through Frontier Airlines.

For more details, check the draft agenda.

See you in Portland!


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2009 Summit Sponsors

Learn about Sponsoring the Summit (PDF).

Tour Sponsors

Alta Planning and Design

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, LLP

Break for Boulevards

Oregon Transportation and Growth Management Program

Neighborhood Patrons

Gateway Planning Group, Inc.

Avenue Advocates

Clackamas County

University of Connecticut, Center for Transportation and Urban Planning

Promotional Partners

National Charrette Institute (NCI)
Portland Transport