Podcar City 2008 – Ithaca, USA

Podcar City - Conference 2008 - Ithaca - USA

Planning for ecological cities

Is the auto the most convenient and efficient way to move people around inside our cities? Does increasing car traffic diminish the quality of life in our neighborhoods and city centers? Is the use of the automobile sustainable in a future of climate change and escalating energy costs? Has the automobile actually become a limit to economic growth and urban vitality?

You are invited to attend an international gathering in Ithaca NY that will consider these questions and explore alternatives to car-dependent mobility which will significantly contribute to the evolution of sustainable cities.

THE PODCAR CITY™ Conference is an initiative of the Institute for Sustainable Transportation (IST) presented by Connect Ithaca, to gather major stakeholders, affected by today’s transportation issues at all levels. The aim is to have an open and creative debate on what Podcars (Personal and Group Rapid Transit) are, what the vendors claim to be possible, what communities are looking for and what critics and supporters have to say. The conference will hold several seminars and  work programs. The main theme is how Podcars can contribute to sustainable cities and regions.  This is the first North American conference, in cooperation with Advanced Transit Association (ATRA).