Open Streets National Summit
Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 4:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
The Open Streets National Summit will featured sessions for both novice and experienced Open Streets organizers, led by experts from the Open Streets Project, CicLAvia and other local organizers.
At the Open Streets Summit, you'll learn all about:
- Building a coalition of supporters
- Outreach to key community partners and stakeholders
- Marketing and branding
- Choosing a route
- Sponsorship and fundraising
- Organizing and recruiting volunteers
- Evaluating your initiative
The weekend will also contains plenty of time for participants to network with one another, including while attending CicLAvia on Sunday afternoon. Please note, the current early bird price for the Summit will expire at Midnight PT on March 7.
Reduced membership rates
Members of the Alliance for Biking & Walking receive $100 off the price of registration. Email Megan to get the code or to become a member.
A limited number of scholarships are available. To apply, please e-mail Mike@PeoplePoweredMovement.org with the following information:
- Open Streets experience
- Reason you are requesting a scholarship.
Requests will be considered on a rolling basis and responded to within 4 weeks. Scholarship requests should be submitted early for best chance at receiving limited funds.
About your hosts and the location
Los Angeles is in the midst of a biking, walking, and public space revolution -- thanks in large part to CicLAvia. CicLAvia temporarily removes cars from L.A. streets - and the streets fill up with smiles!
The Summit will be held at The Line Hotel.
CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free street events. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. CicLAvia makes the streets safe for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike. There are activities along the route. Shop owners and restaurants are encouraged to open their doors to people along the CicLAvia.
Ciclovías started in Bogotá, Colombia, over thirty years ago as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. Now they happen throughout Latin America and the United States. Connecting communities and giving people a break from the stress of car traffic. The health benefits are immense. Ciclovías bring families outside of their homes to enjoy the streets, our largest public space.
Los Angeles needs CicLAvia more than ever. Our streets are congested with traffic, our air is polluted with toxic fumes, our children suffer from obesity and other health conditions caused by the scarcity of public space and safe, healthy transportation options. CicLAvia creates a temporary park for free, simply by removing cars from city streets. It creates a network of connections between our neighborhoods and businesses and parks with corridors filled with fun.
Join us at the Open Streets Summit to see CicLAvia in action -- and to learn how the CicLAvia organizers make this revolutionary initiative happen.
When & Where
Open Streets Project
The Open Streets Project is a collaboration between the Alliance for Biking & Walking and The Street Plans Collaborative. The goal of the project is to share information about open streets and increase the number, size, and frequency of initiatives occurring across North America.
The Open Streets Project began in early 2010, when Street Plans began examining the breadth and diversity of open streets initiatives in the United States and Canada. In the fall of 2010, Street Plans teamed with the Alliance with the goal of reaching local advocates and open streets organizers across North America.
The Open Streets Project includes a published guide and an interactive website, which allows advocates and new open streets organizers to explore open streets efforts in other peer cities. It also allows seasoned open streets organizers to continually update and share best practices, maps, photos, videos, and publicity materials via the individual initiative blog feature.