GMF Webinar Recording: Lessons from Europe on transit priority and livable streets

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Hot Off the Press – my GMF fellowship report gets published

I was thrilled to find the final published report in my inbox this morning.  After months of culling through notes and photos, processing a sea of thoughts, and navigating multiple rounds of edits, it feels good to have a polished policy brief to call my own. Thank you, GMF!

thumbnail_livable“Livable Streets Where People Live” – The purpose of this paper is to document proven policies and practices from European cities that make residential streets more “livable,” or attractive places.

http://www.gmfus.org/archives/livable-streets-where-people-live-policy-lessons-on-broadening-the-civic-role-of-residential-streets-from-munich-rotterdam-copenhagen-and-malmo/

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Livable Streets Presentation at Velo-city Cycling Conference

Velo-city Global, the world’s premier international cycling conference, held in Vancouver, BC (June 2012) offered the ideal venue for me to cap off my fellowship research by presenting it to planners, engineers, academics and advocates from cities across the globe.  Click here for the slides that accompany this video.

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Podcast: European Cities Provide Blueprint For “Livable Streets” In Portland

In 8 Minutes Or Less: European Cities Provide Blueprint For “Livable Streets” In Portland

In this GMF podcast, Urban and Regional Policy Program Assistant Casey Kuklick interviews Denver Igarta, urban planner for the city of Portland, about his GMF fellowship studying livable streets in Munich, Rotterdam, Copenhagen, and Malmo.

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Making Residential Streets More Livable

The following are links to a presentation (slides and audio) on European lessons for creating livable residential streets that I compiled as an Urban and Regional Policy Fellow for the German Marshall Fund. 

Presentation: Livable Streets Where People Live (and audio file): PBOT planner, Denver Igarta, spent the month of November meeting with planners, advocates, urban designers and engineers in Munich (Germany), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Malmo (Sweden), on a fellowship sponsored by the German Marshall Fund. His presentation covers lessons on how these cities have strengthened the civic role of residential streets by de-emphasizing automobile traffic.

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Lessons from World-Class Bicycling Cities

The prezi (slides) and audio from my presentation at the Feb 16th Portland Bureau of Transportation Bicycle Brown Bag are now online.

A street for people on foot and on bike in Europe

What’s so great about world-class bicycling cities, anyway? 

PBOT planner, Denver Igarta, spent the month of November meeting with planners, advocates, urban designers and engineers in Munich (Germany), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Malmo (Sweden), on a fellowship sponsored by the German Marshall Fund. His presentation sheds light on a few things that distinguish these cities (with 17-36 percent bicycle mode shares) and what that means for Portland’s goal of achieving a quarter of all daily trips taken by bicycle.

Find the slide show by clicking here.  For the audio recording of the talk (27.5 mb WMA file), click here.

Click here to read more about Denver’s studies in Europe on his blog.

Click here for the initial (unofficial) draft of my short research paper about livable residential streets in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden.

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ECF asks, Is Munich Europe’s Next Amsterdam?

European Cyclists’ Federation – Is Munich Europe’s Next Amsterdam? A Threefold Increase in Cyclists.

A recent article in one of Germany’s most respected daily newspapers, the ‘Sueddeutsche’, has shown that cycling has almost tripled since 1996, from 6 % to 17.4% today, a truly remarkable effort.

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