Velo-city Team on the Move: Australia and Asia

Trying out public bike share, bixi style. Melbourne, Australia 2011. Photo by HJEH Becker

Trying out public bike share, bixi style. Melbourne, Australia 2011. Photo by HJEH Becker

This October will be another active month for the Host Organizing Team. 

Jack Becker attended the 3rd Walk 21 Conference in Vancouver. Sue Roberts and Jack are attending the Bike Futures Conference in Melbourne, Australia October 12 to 14, a Bicycle Network Victoria event. 

Bob Paddon, TransLink VP of Customer and Public Engagement, as well as Jack, will be attending the EcoMobility Conference in Changwon, October 22 to 24.  The European Cyclists’ Federation Secretary General, Bernhard Ensink, will be addressing the conference. 

Recovering Cheonnggyecheon stream after downtown freeway was demolished. Revitalized core of Seoul, South Korea 2011. Photo by HJEH Becker

Recovery of Cheonggyecheon stream after downtown freeway was demolished. Revitalized core of Seoul, South Korea 2011. Photo by HJEH Becker

 Bob will also be in Seoul from October 24-25 promoting the conference at the UITP – International Association of Public Transport Asia Pacific Assembly.
 
Jack will then be speaking at the CUTPP’s Sharing Transportation Forum October 23 to 25 in Changzhi, China.  Management Committee member, Gil Penalosa, will be promoting the conference at many of his speaking engagements during the month.

Note:  Check out TransLink’s Mar. 2011 interview with President of Korea Transport that summarizes the project on removing the freeway to restore the hidden Cheonggyecheon Stream which spun off various benefits for the city.

Becker, Jack. Melbourne, Australia: First Impressions. Oct. 23, 2011.

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