2016 International Open Streets Summit
Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing. With hundreds of documented initiatives in the Americas, Open Streets are increasingly common in cities seeking innovative ways to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals.
The 2016 International Open Streets Summit, to be held in Portland, Oregon, will feature sessions and networking opportunities for both novice and experienced Open Streets organizers, active transportation advocates, policymakers, health and wellness professionals and foundations, led by national and international experts. Participants will also have the chance to take part in Portland Sunday Parkways on August 21st.
All registration includes breakout sessions, plenaries, breakfast on Friday, and lunches on Thursday to Saturday. Early bird registration includes unlimited tour participation, whereas General Registration will require you to pay separately for tours. We further encourage you to register early as hotel room rates become very expensive in Portland in the summer time. We have rounded up a couple of affordable lodging options for you, available in our Visiting Portland page.