January 2010: World Streets Monthly Report

We very much doubt that most of our readers have the time to check into World Streets on a daily basis. For that reason we offer our subscibers and sponsors in addition to the daily edition, a monthly summary which brings together in one place all postings and comments in a manner in which the busy reader can scan full the month’s offerings in a few lines each and make a decision as to whether or not to call up and read the full article. January 2010 was no exception to this rule.

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It was another busy month on World Streets, our tenth, with 7,976 visitors dropping in over the course of the month to pick up and at least scan a total of 22 widely varied articles, touching on such exotic topics as slugging, casual carpooling, why German travelers decide, carfree cities, recuperating from Copenhagen, sharrows in America, public transport in Mama Africa, some BRT do’s and don’t’s, building a worldwide learning community, new media from the United Nations, an invitation to the movies, getting to school in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa, and the first in our new series of annual reports on carsharing (car clubs) in leading countries around the word. To this we have initiated a emergency program concentrating on supporting sustainable transport in Haiti before and during the reconstruction program, and of course a steady diet on our old friends carbon and climate.

* * * To review the two current series: World Streets/Haitian Streets and World Carshare 2010 Country reports, click http://newmobilityagenda.blogspot.com/search/label/Haiti and http://newmobilityagenda.blogspot.com/search/label/carshare respectively.

Who read Streets in January? (in order of frequency of accesses)
United States * United Kingdom * Germany * Canada * Singapore * India * Italy * Brazil * Australia * France * Ireland * Colombia * Taiwan * South Africa * Iceland * Mexico * Chile * New Zealand * Netherlands * Spain * Kuwait * Norway * Switzerland * Philippines * Portugal * Slovenia * Slovakia * Austria * Poland * Tanzania * Sweden * Hungary * China * Denmark * Belgium * Malaysia * Russian Federation * Thailand * Peru * Malta * Korea, Republic Of * Indonesia * Estonia * Israel * Croatia * Japan *

And here you can see where the last eighty visitors came from. Our typical pattern, with those huge white swaths in Africa and the former Soviet Union counties. That said, things are heating up nicely in China, Taiwan, and much of South-east Asia. Stay tuned.

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We are doing the job but still have not yet found the sponsorship needed to keep the journal afloat in 2010. The situation is rather grim, so if you would like help us brainstorm on this, please get in touch. I am sure that with energetic collaboration we will solve this problem and go on to do better yet in 2010. I kind of think the planet needs us. And I hope you agree. Don’t be shy now. Get in touch. Lend a hand. After all, it’s your planet.

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Eric Britton