Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable and Healthy Cities: Lessons from Europe and North America

Feb. 27, 2013, 2 p.m.

 

Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable and Healthy Cities: Lessons from Europe and North America” examines ways in which communities can better encourage walking and bicycling.

John Pucher, a professor in the School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Jersey and visiting professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has spent more than three decades studying the difference in travel behavior and transport systems and policies in Europe, Canada, the USA, and Australia.

Pucher’s presentation discusses policies and programs needed to make cycling and walking safe and convenient; how Dutch, Danish and German cities get nearly everyone, including women, children and seniors, on bikes for a wide range of trop purposes; and what communities in the United States can do to increase walking and bicycling while also making them safer and more convenient for everyday travel to work, school and shopping.

This webinar is part of the PBIC's Livable Communities webinar series.

Presenters:

  • John Pucher, Professor, Urban Planning and Policy Development Program and Research Associate, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center

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