My co-worker here at the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Denver Igarta, traveled to Europe as an Urban and Regional Policy Fellow with the German Marshall Fund to search for livable streets. Denver writes that his trip was a "search for streets that my 5-year old can play near without my constant supervision. Where kids can live active lives and learn independence."
Denver has returned from his quest and presented some of his findings at last month's Bicycle Brown Bag. His talk is now on-line including the audio and visual presentation. It's really worth checking out. Even just clicking through the fun, interactive presentation is a treat.
Click the image to view the super cool presentation.