Gil Penalosa’s keynote speech from the Carfree Conference

“We have learned how to survive, now we really need to learn how to live.” –Gil Penalosa at the Carfree Conference last Tuesday I have finally gotten a chance to upload my audio recording of Gil Penalosa’s keynote address to the Towards Carfree Cities Conference at Portland State University last Tuesday. Penalosa’s speech and presentation … Read more


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A look inside New York City’s burgeoning ‘livable streets movement’

The “Street Fight” presentation at the Carfree Conference taking place at Portland State University through Friday.(Photos © J. Maus) With 840,000 motor vehicles entering into New York City’s central business district each day, New York City has its share of challenges in creating livable, safe and people-friendly streets. But thanks to a burgeoning collaborative effort … Read more


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Bike League will launch Bicycle Friendly Business Program

In his speech addressing an international crowd at the Carfree Cities Conference, League of American Bicyclists executive director Andy Clarke announced that his organization will launch a Bicycle Friendly Business program. In his address, Clarke also said the League plans to release the initial rankings of their recently launched Bicycle Friendly States program in September. … Read more


Families, freeways, among topics as Carfree Conference kicks off

Hard at work in a street redesign workshop.Photo Gallery(Photos © J. Maus) After depaving a former parking lot in North Portland yesterday, the Towards Carfree Cities Conference marched on this morning at Portland State University. The first half of the program dealt with two topics of major interest to urban planners (and anyone interested in … Read more


Andy Clarke to speak at free Public Day of Carfree Conference

League of American Bicyclists Executive Director Andy Clarke.(Photo © J. Maus) The eighth annual Towards Carfree Cities Conference is coming to Portland in less than a month (June 16-20) and organizers have lined up an impressive list of speakers, events, and workshops. The latest addition to the program is a keynote presentation by head honcho … Read more