Go Lillestrøm! Pedestrians and cyclists receive “reverse toll money” in Norway

As part of Norway’s ongoing European Mobility Week celebrations, around 10,000 NOK (€1,200) was handed out in the town of Lillestrøm to pedestrians and cyclists in “reverse toll money”. The money symbolised the health benefits of walking and cycling, including better fitness, improved air quality and more efficient transport. Cyclists received around €12, while pedestrians […]

Uber casualty

Small taxi operations could be eliminated with new regional taxi authority City Pulse, Lansing MI USA. Wednesday, September 17,2014 A taxi authority that began with a goal of regulating ride share services like Uber could end up adopting rules that squeeze out the little guy. The Greater Lansing Taxi Authority, already approved by East Lansing […]

World Carshare Timeline: 1948 – 2014

The following draft listing is part of a report in progress of by EcoPlan, being carried out for and with CROW/KpVV, the Dutch Knowledge Platform for Transport and Mobility. The goal of this particular section of the report is to prepare and comment briefly a synoptic timeline identifying major events shaping and reshaping the carshare […]

World Transport Policy & Practice. Twentieth anniversary issue. Editorial by John Whitelegg, Founding Editor

This issue of World Transport Policy and Practice is a significant milestone in the life of the journal. It marks 20 years of publication and for anyone with a serious interest in understanding the importance of transport, the links between transport, mobility and accessibility and the links with sustainability, health and quality of life, there […]

Car Free Days 2014 – Citizen Cycling Audit (Revision 2.2)

Twenty questions to light the way to improving cycling in your city. This is the first revision of the initial listing of questions and criteria for the proposed first runs of the Citizens Cycling Audit, as  initially published as a fetture artcile in World Streets on 27 August at http://wp.me/psKUY-3HQ .[1]  As you will note as […]

Twenty Questions to consider to improve cycling In your city. (First guidelines for 2014 WCFD Citizen Cycle Audit )

As original organizers of the World Car Free Days movement, we are always attentive to finding ways to make real use out of these generally festive occasions. We have been working consistently on this task since the first program announcement in Toledo Spain at a major European conference in October 1994 under the title of  […]

What is the difference between a bus stop and a parking bay for carsharing?

By Friso Metz, CROW-KpVV, the Netherlands Recently a medium sized Dutch city asked my counsel about carsharing. The city wants to promote carsharing and is looking for ideas.  While discussing with the city officials and their marketeers, we discovered a particular issue in carsharing. I explained that an average parking bay for carsharing in the […]

2014 World Car Free Days / State of City Cycling Self-Audit: An Introduction

Program Summary This is an interim report with suggested guidelines and background for organizing city cycling self-audits and events in support of cycling as a principle theme of World Car Free Days events in 2014. As original organizers of the World Car Free Days movement, we are always attentive to finding ways to make real […]

Provisional Guidelines for 2014 State of City Cycling Self-Audit

 The latest cut of this posting is available at https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/revised-guidelines-for-2014-cfd-state-of-city-cycling-self-audit/ (First draft for review and comment) In the following we take as our point of departure the 13 categories and their 0-4 scoring system of the well-known Copenhagenize Index for Bicycle Friendly Cities, which they have developed over the last half decade for the purpose of […]

European Mobility Week- Cycling Events Guidelines 2014

The following is intended to provide for our readers a useful overview of the cycling component of the EC’s European Mobility Week, with a view to being useful both for cycle planning and programs and eventually as background for the planned city cycle audit activity presently being discussed as a possible component of a certain […]

Let’s have a look at the Copenhagenize Index for Bicycle Friendly Cities

In the context of our search for creating a method for reliably and usefully benchmarking the sustainable transport performance of cities around the world – see http://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/benchmarking/ for first background – we would like to address our readers’ attention to the Copenhagenize Index for Bicycle Friendly Cities. In this short article you will find background […]

First thoughts: PISTA – Programme for International Sustainable Transport Assessment

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” vs. “The important stuff can’t be measured”. In this critical spirit let us see what happens if we put this idea of somehow addressing the performance of cities and countries when it comes to sustainable transport, in front of the collective intelligence of our readers in […]

Prologue. Carsharing: A One Percent Solution

(And why it is a critical 1%) This article is excerpted from the opening pages of our on-going report for the Dutch government Knowledge Platform for Transport and Mobility (KpVV)which will be available from them this month. Contact: Mr. Friso Metz, Friso.Metz@kpvv.nl. Your comments are welcome here or to the author: erc.britton@ecoplan.org The learning process […]