Towards Carfree Cities VIII - Portland

Portland 2008 - Programme - Presentations 

Portland, Oregon (USA) - 2008

Rethinking Mobility, Rediscovering Proximity
Portland, Oregon, USA
June 16-20, 2008

Towards Carfree Cities made its North American debut in Portland, Oregon from June 16 - 20, 2008. The theme was "Rethinking Mobility, Rediscovering Proximity". Please also visit the conference website at carfreeportland.org.

Photo courtesy of Paul Adkins (Bike Friday)

Monday, June 16: Depaving project
Tuesday, June 17: Public Day and Carfree Art Show opening at City Hall
Wednesday, June 18: Movie Night
Thursday, June 19: Square Dance in the street
Friday, June 20: WCN Annual General Meeting

Sunday, June 22: Sunday Parkways, the City of Portland's inaugural ciclovia street closure

The conference coincided with Pedalpalooza, Portland's annual three-week long celebration of bicycling.

For further information:
Conference website: carfreeportland.org
Media enquiries:
For general information:

The conference was co-hosted by:
World Carfree Network
Carfree City USA
Portland State University
City of Portland

Our media sponsor was bikeportland.org

Portland links:

Watch the Portland presentation given in Istanbul at TCC VII here >>

Conference presentations can be found at Carfreeportland.org.

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