SFU Next-Generation Transportation

Next-Generation Transportation: Learn from Vancouver, Vienna and other Leaders in Future Urban Mobility!

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As you might know, I've been studying the Next-Generation Transportation Online Certificate Program of Vancouver's Simon Fraser University for 1.5 years and successfully completed the program at the beginning of this year. Today, I am happy…

Conceptualizing an integrated Regional Transportation Strategy for the Vienna Metropolitan Region

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Given the complex interdependencies between major cities and their surrounding areas, more and more municipalities in large metropolitan regions are developing integrated transportation and land use plans on a regional level (such as SANDAG's…

Transforming a street: Before-After images of Vienna's Mariahilferstrasse

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The transformation of Vienna's Mariahilferstrasse, one of Austria's most prominent shopping streets, has turned a street for cars into a great public space for people (see my previous blogposts on the actual transformation and the end result).…

Walking along Vienna's redesigned Mariahilferstrasse

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As one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe the City of Vienna faces a major challenge to redistribute road space from cars to people to create better, greener and healthier public spaces, in particular in its dense inner districts. In…

Learning from Vienna: Effective Parking Management

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“If your city wants to focus on one topic for reducing traffic congestion, improving housing affordability, cleaning the air, lessening climate change, making government more efficient, and enlivening the economy – all at the same time –…

A Tale of Two Cities (2): Auckland's Shared Space programme turns streets into places

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In the second part of the "A Tale of Two Cities" series on shared spaces in Auckland and Vienna, Darren Davis examines Auckland's City Centre shared space programme: Auckland has implemented a comprehensive Shared Space programme in its city…

A Tale of Two Cities (1): Vienna's Mariahilferstraße combines Pedestrian Zone and Shared Space

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In the first part of the "A Tale of Two Cities" series on shared spaces in Auckland and Vienna, Andreas Lindinger takes a closer look at the recent redesign of Vienna's Mariahilferstraße, the country's most important shopping street which now…

Vienna's streets now and then (and in the future)

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As Vienna celebrates 150 years of its Ringstrasse next year, Tourism Vienna recently released a video comparing Vienna now and at the beginning of the 20th century. While the landmark buildings such as the State Opera, Parliament or Burgtheater…

Vienna STEPs up

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Vienna aims to increase sustainable transportation’s share to 80% by 2025. By Darren Davis and Andreas Lindinger. The city of Vienna has just adopted its latest 10-year city development plan, known as STEP 2025. Key from a transport point…