City Program

New Transportation Technologies for Reducing Congestion

Wed, 30 May 2012 7:00 PM

Speaker: George Hazel, former Partner at MMM Group; adjunct professor at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane; and chair of the Advisory Group for the Transport Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University.

Hazel, based in Scotland, is an international expert in city and mobility analysis, policy advice and development, and innovative funding and delivery mechanisms. He has extensive experience of how towns and cities work: He has published a book called Making Cities Work (2004). He also led the team that 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 their comments: Peter Fassbender, mayor of the City of Langley; Peter Holt, chair at TEC Canada; and Nathan Pachal of South Fraser OnTrax.

Date(s): Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 7–8:30 pm

Location: Room 1400, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver | Map

Admission: $10 (cash only at door) RSVP


Hosted by the Sustainable Transportation Coalition, the Planning Institute of BC South Coast Chapter, and SFU Continuing Studies' City Program. 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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