July 17 Niemeyer 12:45 - 13:45 | Mobility, Enviroment
Public vs Personal. Chronicle of the Transportation Revolution
Throughout the 20th century the car had been the dream and the symbol of wealth all around the world. Yet now, after thirty years of aggravating traffic congestion in the world’s biggest cities, the car is finally losing momentum. Cities are forced to develop multimodal transportation systems based on the balanced use of public and private transport. Following in the steps of global megacities, Moscow within recent years has implemented a set of ruthless but effective transport reforms, which limited the use of private cars, diversified and increased the convenience of public transportation, and improved the quality of the urban environment. This will soon be followed by new innovations: information technologies, new energy, autonomous vehicles, car-sharing, and new mobility are becoming the new reality of urban transportation.
- How do megacities maintain the balance between different modes of transportation?
- What are the real and perceived outcomes of the transport reforms implemented by Moscow and other cities in the past decade?
- How can public transport become appealing and enjoyable?