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Tel Aviv Yafo

Tel Aviv Yafo

I visited Tel Aviv Yafo as part of my work reviewing the CIVITAS 2move2 project in late March. I'd never been to Israel before and it was very interesting and nice. The weather was fantastic, sunny and about 20 degrees for our whole visit. The goal of CIVITAS is for...

San Francisco – February 2014

San Francisco – February 2014

Just returned from a nice visit to San Francisco ... great weather and lots of interesting meetings. The photo above is of Yerba Buena Gardens looking towards the SF MOMA which is currently being expanded/remodelled. Around the corner from the photo above I ran across...

Brussels – Les Super Filles du Tram

Brussels – Les Super Filles du Tram

How could I not eat at a place with the word "tram" in the name when I visit Brussels? Les Super Filles du Tram is a busy restaurant near Place Flagey in Brussels. Their speciality is hamburgers. I've been twice (so far) and both times it was very good. The staff are...

Vienna – Glacis Beisl

The Glacis Beisl is one of my favorite restaurants in Vienna. Located in the MuseumsQuartier, it's a very comfortable place with a great garden in the summertime. The room is large and comfortable. It's no smoking (inside) and the noise levels are fairly low. They...

Washington DC – TRB 2014

The 2014 TRB Annual Meeting was busy and fun - as usual. I was co-author of two papers: Using Online Games in Transport: Grr-Grr-Bike Case Study (Paper 14-3805), with co-authors Peter Purgathofer and Fares Kayali from the TU Wien; and A proposed methodology for...

Antwerp – December 2013

I visited Antwerp in December as part of a business trip to Brussels. Antwerp is only about a half-hour from Brussels Airport and there are about two trips per hour from the Brussels Airport train station. The main purpose of my trip was to visit the Museum aan de...

CIVITAS Forum 2013

Just returned from the CIVITAS Forum 2013 in Brest France. Great conference with lots of neat sustainable transport ideas. I travelled via Paris, taking the TGV from Montparnasse to Brest and back. On my return trip I visited the wonderful Braque exhibit at the Grand...