Posts tagged with 'Seoul'
Call for Applications: World Bank’s Leadership in Urban Transport Planning Program
Call for Applications: World Bank’s Leadership in Urban Transport Planning Program
The World Bank  will host a 7-day learning event, “Building Leaders in Urban Transport Planning” to be held in Seoul from October 7th through October 13th, 2012, prefaced by a 4-week remote learning course. The event is organised in partnership with the Ministry of Land, ...
Friday Fun: Advertising Via Smell
Friday Fun: Advertising Via Smell
Transit agencies have found a new way to sell ad space on the local bus-through the air. Buses in Seoul disseminated the scent of coffee each time a Dunkin’ Donuts advertisement was played on the bus’s speakers. The coffee-like scent ...
Freeway Removal Creates Opportunity for Improved Health, Quality of Life
Freeway Removal Creates Opportunity for Improved Health, Quality of Life
The famed U.S. intellectual Lewis Mumford once said, “Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.” The recently released report on freeway removal from by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and EMBARQ (the ...
Nominate a City for the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award!
Nominate a City for the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award!
The 8th Annual Sustainable Transport Award, created by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy,  is given annually to the city that made most progress over the year to increase mobility for all residents while reducing transportation greenhouse and air ...
Seoul Gives Bike Subsidies to Commuters
Seoul Gives Bike Subsidies to Commuters
Seoul, South Korea recently announced transportation subsidies for bicycle commuters, The Korea Times reports. The City also announced plans to repair abandoned bicycles and rent them at no charge to commuters in order to encourage bicycle use. The article reports that the ...
Seoul Boosts Transit Ridership with Color-Coded Buses and Other Reforms
Seoul Boosts Transit Ridership with Color-Coded Buses and Other Reforms
On July 1, 2004, the municipal government of Seoul, South Korea restructured its public transportation system to improve commuter satisfaction and provide a better integrated bus system to discourage private vehicle use, reduce traffic congestion and pollution, and improve quality ...