Schlossberg talks bicycles vs. cars in Israel

Marc Schlossberg
Marc Schlossberg

To clear up Israeli streets now clogged with automobiles, UO professor Marc Schlossberg has a straightforward prescription: More room for bicycles and buses and less emphasis on private cars.

Schlossberg, a professor in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, is in Israel on a Fulbright grant to research sustainable transportation and community quality of life. He recently took part in the Rethinking Israeli Streets conference at Tel Aviv University, where he talked about the need for more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly spaces.

Schlossberg, who also codirects the UO’s Sustainable City Year program, is featured in an article in the Jan. 21 issue of the Jerusalem Post. It quotes him telling the conference that more and more young people are rejecting the car culture and that cities will attract the best and brightest people with walkable, bikeable streets.

“Smart cities of the future will redesign themselves to attract young, energetic, smart people, and the way to do that is to provide ways to get around that are not by car,” he said.

For the full story, see “Experts envision future of blissful, bike-filled Israeli streets” in The Jerusalem Post.