Summit Tours Offer In-Depth Look at Transportation's
Role in Great Urban Places
Filling up fast, tours are another great reason to
be in Portland for CNU's top event for advancing livable transportation
reform to bring convenience, value and sustainability to communities nationwide
Register before October 15th for best rates — and
the reassurance of having a reserved place on your favorite tour!
what many believe is the most networked, pedestrian-oriented and bike-friendly
city in the US at this year's CNU
Transportation Summit. Guided by expert urbanists, you will gain
in-depth insight into Portland's green streets network and its innovative
street designs, bicycle network, transit-oriented downtown mall and modern
It's all part of CNU's 2009 Transportation
Summit, this year's key conference for advancing the highly networked
multi-modal transportation solutions that support sustainable communities.
CNU's Summit is the
best way for you to get involved in the professional revolution that's
replacing conventional auto-oriented design with transportation that supports
healthier, safer and more livable neighborhoods. Check out some
top teasons to attend the the 2009 summit and read about how confernce
buzz is building.
The Best Transportation City in the United States?
To complement the conference's cutting-edge presentations, seminars and
problem-solving sessions, the summit
provides ample opportunities to get into the streets of Portland and examine
reforms that have proved influential around the country. View detailed
information about each of the five tours online. See up close if Portland
is as good as everyone says it is and learn how to apply lessons from
this urban innovation center to your own city or town. Each of the five
separate tours offer a firsthand look at concepts touted by pioneers of
New Urbanism and Smart Growth. Be a part of these innovative tours on
- See how Portland's 20-year Green Streets Network will reduce runoff
and promote context-sensitive design on over 700 miles of public and
- Join CNU for a two-wheeled summit first! Ride Portland's Bicycle Network
to understand why bikes now account for between 3 percent and 8 percent
of all trips within the city. Bring your own bike or rent one with a
special CNU discount. Join one of the original planners of the network
who will lead this tour.
- Experience the transit mall first-hand to see how a city can transform
itself by removing a freeway and focusing on public transportation. 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 system scaled to
its surroundings, offering a truly viable alternative to driving.
Experience the best of streetcar transit within Portland's small-block
pedestrian friendly network structure. Learn how this public investment
has fostered private investment and complements a superb network of
Tours are filling
up fast and early registration ends October 15th! Please Register now
to join your top choice tour and for discounted registration rates!!
Hotel and Travel Deals
The summit will take place at the Nines Hotel, the official Transportation
Summit hotel. A limited block of rooms is reserved at the special rate
of $189, plus applicable state and local taxes. Please contact the hotel
before October 15, 2009 to make your reservation and mention "CNU
Transportation Summit" to obtain the discount rate.
Check here for
more details on the summit.
See you in Portland!
2009 Summit Sponsors
Learn about Sponsoring
the Summit (PDF).
Alta Planning and Design
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, LLP
Break for Boulevards
Oregon Transportation and Growth Management Program
Gateway Planning Group, Inc.
University of Connecticut, Center for Transportation and Urban Planning
Charlier Associates Inc
Crabtree Group Inc.