Catch all the details and presentations of the first of the Global Streets Webinar Series held on April 26 2016.
Speakers included Dávid Vitézy (Urban Mobility Expert, former CEO of the Centre for Budapest Transport, Hungary),
Dr. Soo-Hong Noh (Professor, Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea),
and Kate Fillin-Yeh (Director of the Bike Share Program. NACTO, USA).
The session showcased short presentations of exciting projects and practices from Seoul, Budapest, and New York City, by members of the Global Designing Cities Expert Network and our team at NACTO.
Cheonggyecheon Project by Dr. Soo-Hong Noh
Dr. Noh presented the transformational project along the Cheonggyecheon stream restoration, where a 10-lane roadway and a 4-lane elevated highway were dismantled to daylight a buried stream, and to create an environmentally sustainable, pedestrian oriented public space.
Urban Mobility in Budapest by Dávid Vitézy
In the ’70s, a number of important intersections and public spaces in Budapest were rebuilt to only serve the automobile. The city is now reclaiming its public spaces and Dávid‘s presentation explores how the status quo has changed in favor of pedestrians, transit users and cyclists in recent years.
NEW YORK CITY
NACTO’s Bike Share Siting Guide by Kate Fillin-Yeh
This presentation showcased NACTO’s hot off the press publication on design guidance for bike share station placement. This document provides a framework for cities to increase access and make streets safer.
Stay tuned for more information regarding our upcoming webinars across the year, and feel free to write to us at [email protected] for more information or suggestions regarding themes and topics you would like to see covered by our global panelists.