While South Korean cities are regarded as safe in general, it is far less safe for women than for men. That’s a sad reality as it is shown with the Gangnam murder and through surveys. An approach in Korea to improve personal safety is
There are still eight months left until the Seoul Station 7017, Seoul’s newest and most innovative public space, is going to open in April 2017. Just recently, Seoul opened to the public a Seoul Station 7017 preview. There you can see and experience how Seoul’s skygarden
Seoul wants to become a cycling city. Just recently, the city introduced bicycle crossings that allow cyclists to ride across a street. However, these bicycle crossings have large design flaws and it creates inconveniences for cyclists.
At the beginning of June
The transport complex at COEX includes a large underground bus facility. I wrote about a similar bus transit terminal in Jamsil. Underground bus stations are planned for Sejong City’s BRT system, too. A preview of such bus transfer facilities gives us the Gwanggyo underground bus station. It also reveals big flaws
Jeju-do wants to become a carbon-free island by 2030. Wind turbines and solar panels are being built and transportation shifts from fuel to electricity as power source. Just recently, Jeju-do introduced their first electric buses for public transport. But the vehicles aren’t any standard plug-in buses,
Heavy traffic is chocking Seoul’s city center as cars, taxis and tourist buses fight for road space. The large amount of pedestrians has to stick to narrow, inconvenient sidewalks. Cycling is nearly impossible on the road. But now, it is going to change: The city center
Seoul struggles to offer a reliable taxi service at night. Too often taxi drivers refuse passengers or demand high flat-rate fares. A night van service with the name “Callbus” (콜버스) has been operating for a couple of months in Gangnam and soon it will be extended to