Lectures on May 30 and June 7: Transportation and Tambourines

May 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

New lectures at SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver:

  • New Transportation Technologies for Reducing Congestion
    with George Hazel, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
    May 30
  • Sticks, Carrots and Tambourines: Actively Learning from Copenhagen’s Transport Successes – Part I
    with Andreas Røhl, Bicycle Program Manager, City of Copenhagen and Cycling Specialist, Urban Systems Ltd.
    June 4

Details and registration details below.



New Transportation Technologies for Reducing Congestion

May 30, 7-9 pm

SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre), 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver

Admission: $10 (cash only at door). RSVP

 

Speaker: George Hazel, former Chairman of MRC McLean Hazel, now Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane and Chair of the Advisory Group for the Transport Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University.

 

George Hazel, based in Scotland, is an international expert in city and mobility analysis, policy advice and development and in innovative funding and delivery mechanisms. He has extensive experience of how towns and cities work, having written a book in 2004 on “Making Cities Work” and led the team which produced the Megacities Challenges report for Siemens. Hazel will be speaking on new technologies in transportation that are being used to reduce congestion, make transportation systems more efficient, make pricing and payments more convenient, provide more travel options, and reduce trips and traffic. A panel with local transportation expertise will add comments: Peter Fassbender, Mayor of the City of Langley; Peter Holt, Principal, Buckley Blair & Associates, Inc., Transportation Commentator; and Nathan Pachal of South Fraser OnTrax.

 

Hosted by the Sustainable Transportation Coalition, the Planning Institute of BC South Coast Chapter and SFU Continuing Studies (City Program). With generous support provided by TransLink. The Sustainable Transportation Coalition is a group of volunteers and organizations dedicated to promoting transportation choices in Metro Vancouver, in particular building public understanding of the best options for sustainable transportation funding in the region.




Sticks, Carrots and Tambourines: Actively Learning from Copenhagen’s Transport Successes – Part I

Monday, June 4, 7 pm
SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre), 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver
Admission is free but reservations are required. Reserve at www.sfu.ca/reserve

Speaker: Andreas Røhl, Bicycle Program Manager, City of Copenhagen and Cycling Specialist, Urban Systems Ltd.

    * What can Vancouver learn from Copenhagen as Vancouver updates its Transportation 2040 Plan?
    * How is cycling in Copenhagen integrated with walking, transit and land use planning?
    * How is cycling and walking in Copenhagen creating healthier residents and supporting their economy?
    * How did Copenhagen get to where is it now with more than a third of trips to work and school by bike?
    * How is cycling currently promoted there, through infrastructure and social marketing?

Join us as Andreas Røhl describes his experience as the City of Copenhagen’s Bicycle Programme Manager. Andreas manages Copenhagen’s Bicycle Programme and recently joined Urban Systems Ltd. for a temporary term in their Metro Vancouver office. He is participating in a range of active transportation projects throughout Western Canada, including the development of an Active Transportation Master Plan for the City of Vancouver among other projects.

With the City of Copenhagen, Andreas focused on bicycle policies and strategies to improve conditions for cycling, and recently led the completion of the Copenhagen’s Cycling Strategy as well as the City’s Design Guidelines to Great Cycle Roads. In addition to his in-depth knowledge of cycling infrastructure, Andreas also has extensive experience with cost-benefit analysis, cycling education and promotion campaigns.

Sponsored by Urban Systems Ltd., City of Vancouver, and SFU Continuing Studies (City Program).

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