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TRANSIT JAM CONFERENCE SET TO CHALLENGE HONG KONG’S CAR CULTURE

Flyer for Transit Jam’s inaugural conference, to be held in Hong Kong this week

Over 100 transport professionals, urban planning experts and NGOs will meet Thursday 17 September for Transit Jam‘s inaugural conference, with the theme Rethinking “Vehicles First”.

The online Zoom webinar, running from 3.00pm to 5.15pm, will feature presentations and panels from globally-renowned experts including Donald Shoup, Distinguished Research Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA; Oren Tatcher, Principal at OTC Planning & Design and Marina Huynh, Director, Infrastructure Advisory at EY.

The event is hosted by Buro Happold, the firm behind the creation of New York City’s iconic High Line. Buro Happold’s Peter Dampier will give a keynote outlining the community-led Wan Chai Connect project and discuss implications of private control of public space.

And the chairman of the Hong Kong Cycling Alliance, Martin Turner, will share new approaches to cycle and pedestrian space in an increasingly car-choked city.

Meanwhile EV bus pioneer Paul Bromley will introduce fresh ideas for electrifying Hong Kong’s public transport. And the TRP research team plan to share exciting insights into a new approach to multi-modal data, using big data to reveal real-world transit preferences.

Transit Jam founder and editor James Ockenden says the event raises the conversation on Hong Kong’s transport policy at a time when cities around the world are pushing for genuinely sustainable change in urban transport.

The full programme can be found here and registrations are at transitjam2020.eventbrite.hk

Click to access rethinking-vehicles-first-17-9.pdf

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