Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Transportation Technologies for Reducing Congestion

I will be a panellist at the following event which should be pretty interesting. You can RSVP on the SFU website.


May 30, 7-9 pm
SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre), 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver
Admission: $10 (cash only at door).

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.

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