Next-Generation Transportation Webinar Series: Helsinki — Nordic innovations

Sat, 03/25/2017
March 25, 2017, 3 pm PDT
Simon Fraser University

Join SFU for Next-Generation Transportation free webinar series! The Series will feature international experts on a range of next-generation transportation and urban planning topics. 

Event Description: 

Join SFU for Helsinki — Nordic innovations, part of Next-Generation Transportation webinar series! This is a free webinar, but reservations required. 

The Finnish capital is one of the least dense cities in Europe but has managed to drop traffic into its core by 20%. It boasts a range of exciting transport innovations, including the Crown Bridges—a series of green bridges for walking, cycling and public transport only—and a planned conversion of urban expressways with a 80km/h speed limit into urban boulevards with a 40km/h speed environment. Finland puts paid to the excuse that density is an absolute prerequisite for great transportation and urban innovations. Risto Jounila of WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff will tell us about a range of such innovations in Helsinki and other Finnish cities.
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 15:00 to 16:00