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Friday Transportation Seminar - Making Urban Transport Sustainable: Comparison of Germany and the U.S.
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 12:00pm to Friday, May 17, 2013 - 1:00pm

 

Join us Friday, May 17th, in 
Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center at PSU

Speaker: Ralph Buehler, Professor, Virginia Tech

Topic: Making Urban Transport Sustainable: Comparison of Germany and the USA

Germany and the U.S. have among the highest motorization rates in the world. Yet Germans make a four times higher share of trips by foot, bike, and public transport and drive for a 25 percent lower share of trips. This seminar investigates international trends in daily travel behavior with a focus on Germany and the USA. The transport and land-use policies in Germany over the last 40 years that have encouraged more walking, bicycling, and public transport use will be discussed.

This seminar is free and open to the public.

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