Mon 22 July 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Shpagat - Nahalat Binyamin 43, Tel Aviv,

There are lots of new wheels on the roads and pavements of Tel Aviv. The pedestrians of the white city now share their streets not only with cars, motorbikes and bicycles but also e-bikes, scooters, e-scooters, and hoverboards. So whose road is it, anyway? And how do we share these roads most traveled?

Come hear from the experts on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 19:00 at Shpagat Bar. First 50 beers are on us!


Meital Lehavi – Tel Aviv-Yafo Deputy Mayor, who is responsible for transport in the Tel Aviv municipality

Felix Creutzig – Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change and an expert on sustainable transportation

Yotam Avizohar, Director of the Israel Bicycle Association

Whose Road is it Anyway?
Fair street space allocation: Observations from Berlin and Tel Aviv

While the world’s population is doubling, the world’s urban population is tripling. Within the next few years, more than half the world’s population will be living in urban areas and additional 2.5 Billion people are predicted to inhabit cities by 2050.

This rapid urbanization process has created a host of new challenges, one of which being transportation and congestion in metropolitan areas. New smart mobility concepts, such as car-sharing and e-scooters are contributing to the problem, but can also be seen as part of the solution.

In our upcoming event we will be joined by local as well as international experts to discuss possibilities to redesign the urban public space in ways that take ethical principles such as fair street space allocation into consideration, focusing on the cases of Berlin and Tel Aviv.

Among other things, we will discuss the role of “smart mobility” as part of the transformation process of human mobility as well as the political feasibility of different initiatives.

מיטל להבי – Meital Lehavi
Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) gem. GmbH
ישראל בשביל אופניים
Israel Public Policy Institute

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