Sustainable Mobility Forum: Optimizing and Integrating Urban Mobility Networks

Urban public transport is most appealing to city residents when it is planned and operated as a seamless, integrated system. Today’s problems in urban mobility are often not due to the lack of an infrastructural basis. Most cities in the US possess a public transport network, but it often services only a few major corridors, in turn leaving entire districts and considerable portions of the population in a ‘mobility desert’. Additionally, multi-modal transport networks (e.g. heavy rail, streetcar, and bus lines) are often fragmented and under-serviced and therefore unpredictable and unreliable. Metro areas spanning multiple counties are often burdened by a patchwork of transit systems operating in isolation from one another. That is why one major challenge for US cities looking to cultivate a culture of public transport lies in the optimization and integration of their urban mobility networks.

What are the benefits of participating?

  • Shape the discourse in your city – discuss the future of public transit with local stakeholders
  • Help make your city a hub for economic growth & better quality of life
  • Engage with international experts – discover how urban mobility is managed abroad
  • Become part of a transatlantic exchange – learn about the follow-up delegation trip to Germany

 


1. Stop: Birmingham, AL

Date:   

February 5, 2019

Time:

8:30 am - 12:45 pm

Location:   

The Westin Birmingham
2221 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Room: Camellia (2nd floor)
Directions

Registration:  

Free admission; registration required

Register here!

 

2. Stop: Oklahoma City, OK

Date:     

February 7, 2019

Time:

8:30 am - 12:45 pm

Location:    

YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City
500 N Broadway Ave
Ste 500 - Chairman’s Room
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Directions

Registration:  

Free admission; registration required

Register here!

 

Meet our German Experts:

 

Patrick Daude
Project Manager & Coordinator “Cities for Mobility”, Mayor’s Office for Strategic Planning & Sustainable Mobility, City of Stuttgart 

Biography

Christian Dörkes
Head of Division for Transport Planning, Office for Road and Transport Development, City of Cologne

Biography

Contact

Ansprechpartner

Sonja (Sobota) Knight

Project Manager, Consulting Services

German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc.

+1 (404) 586-6802
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