SFU’s Vancouver campus (Harbour Centre)
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Reserve here.
This lecture will also be webcast live. View the live webcast here on June 14: http://creative-services.sfu.ca/broadcast
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In this talk, John Pucher will document the boom in cycling in both European and North American cities. Adding to his previous talks, John will discuss how cycling can thrive even in cities with no history or culture of daily, utilitarian cycling, but only if government policies provide safe, convenient, and pleasant cycling conditions. He’ll also address the fact that similarly, government policies are key to encouraging walking and making it safer. Safe infrastructure is a prerequisite, but it must be complemented by many other supportive measures.
About the speaker
John Pucher has been a professor at Rutgers University since 1978, conducting research on transportation economics and finance, urban travel behaviour, transportation systems, and government policies in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Europe. His most recent book is called City Cycling (edited by Pucher and Buehler, MIT Press 2012).