Luis Loria is interested in green transport. He has spent the last few years researching the Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project – Europe’s largest hydrogen bus fleet. He believes this project has lots to teach us about the use of Low Emission Buses and he shares some of those lessons with us.
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Matatu Graphic Designer
BY ASILA ASILA
@ VOL 5
ON FEB 20, 2015
Asila Asila is a matatu graphic designer in Nairobi. Matatus (mini buses) provide transport for about seventy percent of Nairobi’s population and the sector is one of the largest in Kenya.
The matatu industry has been the source of livelihood for hundreds of Kenyans and in different fields. The lifting of the ban on graffiti by his Excellency the President has brought out the best of local designers.
Transport Action Atlantic
BY ASHLEY MORTON
@ VOL 23
ON FEB 02, 2017
Ashley Morton is the Vice-President and senior Nova Scotia member of Transport Action Atlantic, a regional NGO who advocate for convenient, sustainable, affordable public transportation. TAA are strong supporters of urban public transportation, but spend most of their time thinking and talking about regional and inter-urban public transportation, with a focus on rail.
Rethinking Public Transport Design
BY ZOË PALMER
@ VOL 45
ON AUG 15, 2017
Yasser Booley, a photographer from Cape Town, recently embarked on a journey from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam using only public transport. Aurecon is using Yasser’s story as a design thinking tool to understand the needs of public transport users.
The Case for Transit
BY DOUGLAS FUNKE
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"It was a streetcar network that reached into all the nooks and crannies of Buffalo."
In The Case for Transit from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, President of Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) in Buffalo, NY, Doug Funke, recalls the days of efficient streetcar transportation in Buffalo, New York and advocates for improving the current public transportation challenges in the Buffalo Niagara region. The 1950's and 1960's saw a decline in public transport and a car-focused lifestyle with pockets of transit isolation. Funke and the CRT advocate for a return to a more climate-friendly and sustainable approach to public transportation.
The Future of Transport will be MaaS-ive...
BY GLEN KOOREY
@ VOL 36
ON SEP 17, 2018
Glen Koorey has been a Principal with local transport consulting firm ViaStrada since 2016. Prior to that, he spent 12 years teaching and researching transportation at Canterbury University. He specializes in road safety and sustainable transport, particularly in the areas of speed management and providing for cycling, but has also been investigating the role of future transport technologies. In this Pecha Kucha, Glen introduces the concept of "Mobility as a Service (MaaS), because he believes that the immediate future of transport is more about connecting many travel options (and payment) seamlessly, not self-driving cars.
Is public transport planning just for bureaucrats and consultants, or is there space for true community involvement?
BY ROBERT HENDERSON
@ VOL 36
ON SEP 17, 2018
Rob Henderson worked tirelessly for 6 years promoting bike share as part of Christchurch's public transport network. After being told "now's not the time for new ideas" he crowd-funded and launched a bike share pilot, and built a local community in support of the idea; providing the basis for a city business case for bike share. Before watching consultants and overseas companies get all the rewards.