Urban transport revolutionary to speak at Griffith – second seminar announced

Enrique Peñalosa is the charismatic former Lord Mayor of Bogota, who transformed a city of seven million from a third-world gridlock of congested streets to a poster child for sustainable cities.

Peñalosa’s bold and controversial vision turned a city for traffic into a city for people with a world-leading public transport system, 300km of bicycle and walking trails, and a green

network of 1200 parks and quality public spaces.

He will speak at a one-off free public seminar at Griffith University.

This inspiring event is essential for anyone who cares about the future of our cities,

environment and community.

Discover:

• How he did it

• Why it worked

• What Australia must learn from the experience

WHEN: Thursday 7 February, 6-8pm

WHERE: Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Grey Street, South Bank (Opposite Rydges, adjacent QPAC)

RSVP: By Tues 5 Feb to Griffith University Urban Research Program 07)3735 3742. Email: urp@griffith.edu.au

Proudly presented by Griffith University Urban Research Program and PedBikeTrans – the Pedestrian and Bicycle Institute of Australasia.

A second event will be held in conjunction with the Queensland Government’s Eat Well Be Active initiative.

WHEN: Friday 8 February, 10am-12pm

WHERE: Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Grey Street, South Bank (Opposite Rydges, adjacent QPAC)

RSVP: By Wed 6 Feb to Griffith University Urban Research Program 07)3735 3742. Email: urp@griffith.edu.au

Transport information:

Bicycle Parking: facilities are located at the North-East entrance (river side) of the Conservatorium

Buses: Nearest stop is Cultural Centre busway station.

Ferries: Both Cross River Ferry and CityCat terminals are located on South Bank’s Clem Jones Promenade.

Trains: South Brisbane railway station is diagonally opposite venue. For public transport information, contact

Brisbane Transinfo 13 12 30 or visit www.transinfo.qld.gov.au

Car Parking: The venue is central to parking facilities offered by Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,

QPAC, Queensland Art Gallery and South Bank Parking.