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!
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.
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.
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.
The prezi (slides) and audio from my presentation at the Feb 16th Portland Bureau of Transportation Bicycle Brown Bag are now online.
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.
Click here for the initial (unofficial) draft of my short research paper about livable residential streets in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden.
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.