Join LiveMove on Thursday May 16th as they host Ralph Buehler, assistant professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech. Ralph’s research work fall into three areas: (1) the influence of transport policy, land use, socio-demographics on travel behavior; (2) active travel and public health; and (3) public transport demand, supply, and financial efficiency. Most of his research has an international comparative perspective, contrasting transport and land-use policies, transport systems, and travel behavior in Western Europe and North America.
Germany and the US have among the highest motorization rates in the world. Yet, Germans make four times higher share of their trips by foot, bike and public transport and drive for a 25 percent lower share of trips. Ralph examines the transport and land-use policies in Germany over the last 40 years that have encouraged more walking, bicycling, and public transport use, and concludes with policies that are transferable to car-oriented countries worldwide.
Join LiveMove for an afternoon ride and/or an evening speaking event:
12pm-2pm: Shane MacRhodes and LiveMove members will take our guest speaker on a bike tour of Eugene. Meet at the University of Oregon Outdoor Program Barn (University St. at E. 18th Ave.).
5pm-7pm: Ralph will present at the Downtown Athletic Club (999 Willamette St., Mezzanine Level).