Pack your bags for Long Beach, CA.
You're Signed Up for the Summit. 
Summit registrants are welcome to join us for drinks and appetizers, Sunday, September 9th at 6 p.m. at the 2012 CNU Transportation Summit Reception. The reception will take place at 4th + Linden, a 2011 Charter Award winner, and the former site of classic 80s punk rock record label, SST Records.
Join CNU for the 2012 Transportation Summit Reception
Sign-up for the 2012 CNU Transportation Summit Reception
Enjoy beer, wine and delicious sopes, as CNU co-founder Stefanos Polyzoides' delivers a speech on how Los Angeles is being transformed by numerous transit initiatives.  

Mingle with top transportation leaders such as Ed Shadid, (City Councilman of Oklahoma City), Norman Garrick (CNU Board Member, University of Connecticut Professor), "Gridlock Sam" Schwartz (Sam Schwartz Engineering) and Mike Lydon (Street Plans Collaborative). 
Tickets are $15 for CNU members and $25 for non-members.

Get ready to go "Beyond Mobility" at the Summit.


Click here for the lovely, long-range weather forecast for Long Beach.


Need a ride to the Renaissance Hotel? 

The Super Shuttle is convenient and cheap, whether from LAX or Long Beach International.


Need info on how to rent a bike for your time in Long Beach? Have other questions? 

Check the Summit F.A.Q. page

What Will Happen at the Summit   


You will help make history and build off
of the previous accomplishments and work conceived and completed by Summit groups.

Share your thoughts during the Summit by live-blogging on

Simply log in to your account, and tag your posts with "transportation2012."

Use Twitter to broadcast Summit happenings to your followers with the hashtags "#CNUtransposummit" and - in honor of the aforementioned SST Records' most heralded band - "#aashtoblackflag."

Note: We will have limited internet access in the Naples Ballroom. One internet connection per working group will be available.
Recent CNU Transportation Summit
 Media and Press

 Read CNU CEO & President John Norquist's Interview with PPS  on the 2012 Transporation Summit


Read John Norquist's "Learning to Love Congestion" for Planetizen


Listen to Sam Schwartz and John Norquist in a CNU Summit Podcast Preview. 

Connect with CNU 


The 2012 CNU Transportation Summit will begin at 2pm, Sunday September 9th, in the Naples Ballroom of the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel. Packet and badge pick up will open at 1pm.


The Summit is a chance to directly challenge the limitations of the Functional Classification System as it applies to urban areas. It's where real reform happens and new paradigms are discovered.


Before we gather, be sure to review the most up-to-date Transportation Summit Agenda


Come ready to participate and debate in small working groups, focusing on:


  • Transit Networks
  • Highways to Boulevards
  • Transportation Reform Research Agenda
  • Regional Policy and Functional Classification Reform
  • Transportation Modeling Reform
  • Bikeway Networks
  • Street Vitality Index

    Advance reading materials for the working groups is available now by clicking here. 

    (Scroll under "Recommend Reading." Note: All registrants will receive a copy of the Sustainable Street Network Principles booklet in their welcome packet.)


    Engage face-to-face with the top transportation leaders who are making a difference in the way we shape our streets.

    Jeff Tumlin, Nelson/Nygaard


    Jeff Tumlin, Nelson/Nygaard Principal, new urbanist planner, and author of the new book, Sustainable Transportation Planning: Tools for Creating Vibrant, Healthy, and Resilient Communities, will discuss the future of roads and transit with John Horsley, executive director of AASHTO.


    Read more about the planned Tumllin/Horsley debate in

    John Horsley, AASHTO


    See all Speaker Bios by clicking here. 

    CNU Transportation Summit