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:   

Birmingham Business Alliance
505 20th Street N., Suite 200
Room: Auditorium 
Birmingham, AL 35203
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:

 


Wolfgang Forderer
Mayor’s Office for Strategic Planning & Sustainable Mobility, City of Stuttgart 

Presentation: Sustainable Urban Mobility – Challenges and Solutions in Stuttgart

 

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

Biography

Presentation: Optimizing and Integrating Urban Mobility Networks

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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