Opened EU-hosted international city regional cooperation program
From left, Kim Gyu-ryong, Seoul Transportation Policy Manager, Christopher Manzira, Deputy Director of Mobility Revitalization Program, Dublin City Transportation Bureau, Brandon O’Brien, Dublin City Transportation Technology Services Director, Leslie Moore, Dublin City Parks Director, and Christoph Besse, EU Commissioner Counselor to Korea.湲 蹂肄
[아시아경제 임철영 기자] The Seoul Metropolitan Government will hold an international exchange event to promote sustainable urban development plans and excellent transportation policies in Seoul.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on the 31st that it will participate in the EU-hosted International Urban Regional Cooperation Program (IURC) until the 2nd of next month to inform the city’s excellent transportation policies. A delegation from the city of Dublin, Ireland, which has been working as an exchange city since 2021, will visit and experience the policy outcomes of Seoul, a leading transportation city, as well as pedestrians and bicycles, which have emerged as transportation welfare in daily life.
The EU-hosted International Urban Regional Cooperation Program (IURC) has been promoted since 2016 to promote urban cooperation and to build cooperative relationships with non-EU cities, and has shared policy best practices with Seoul, Busan, Gwangju, and Suwon.
In recognition of the achievements of innovative public transportation reform and eco-friendly and sustainable transportation policy implementation, Seoul is also active in building an international cooperative network, such as serving as the city chairperson of the World Public Transportation Association Asia-Pacific Regional Government Institutions Committee (UITP AP OAP, Chairperson Baekho, Head of the Urban Transportation Office). are stepping out
In this program, which is held under the themes of ecological transformation, urban redevelopment, and innovation and economic growth, a delegation from the city of Dublin visits Seoul’s traffic sites and exchanges policies. Brendan O’Brien, Director of Transportation Technology Services, and Leslie Moore, Director of Parks, will be in attendance. The EU delegation to Korea and Citinet officials will also attend to share ideas on how to cooperate with cities.
The delegation will have a full-scale field visit from the 30th. First, they will visit the world’s first ‘METRO Farm (Sangdo Station, Line 7)’ installed in a subway station to examine the state-of-the-art subway operating environment. In addition, they visit a recycled bicycle sales store (Light Brothers) and a public bicycle Ttareungi Management Center to observe the bicycle activation site, and also tour the Seoul Traffic Information Center ‘TOPIS’, a comprehensive traffic control center, based on science and information. Take a look at the traffic information system.
In addition, you can experience Seoul’s representative walking street that connects downtown Seoul by walking along Sejong-daero People’s Forest Road. Experience Seoul’s transportation policy philosophy centered on vehicle-centered, people-centered, and accommodating the weak, and experience walking culture where history and culture, such as Gyeongbokgung, breathe.
Kim Gyu-ryong, head of the Transportation Policy Division, said, “The city of Seoul is implementing the values of sustainability and eco-friendliness by leading the world’s best public transportation system and various transportation policies that enhance the lives of citizens. We will do our best to promote the excellence of the company.”
By Lim Cheol-young, staff reporter [email protected]
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