World Streets makes the claim that it is a truly international journal and world-wide collaborative effort. Anyone can say that, it’s an easy claim to make. But just to put some muscle on it here is a map showing the points of origin of the readers who have come in thus far this morning. A day much like any other.
The above map reports the last eighty locations checking into World Streets this morning.
Checking the records we can see that World Streets is being picked up at least from time to time by readers in: Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dubai, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.
That may seem like a lot, but . . .
Okay, pretty impressive for an operation as modest as ours, but just in case we are suffering from a bad dose of hubris, here is a list of the countries in which, to the best of our knowledge, Streets had NOT yet been read or even once downloaded from here over the last two years-plus:
Afghanistan, Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Comoros, Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor Timor-Leste, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Heard and Mc Donald Islands, Holy See, Honduras, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kiribati, Korea, Democratic People’s Rep. (North Korea), Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mayotte, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Burma, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Palau, Palestinian National Authority, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Pitcairn Island, Reunion Island, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Príncipe, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Sri Lanka, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Swaziland, Syria, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tibet, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City State (Holy See), Venezuela, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (U.S.), Wallis and Futuna Islands, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Hmm, that’s a very long list – a round 158 countries. To us this serves as an eloquent reminder of all the work that needs still to be done.
And what do they read about when they come here:
Active transport. Bicycles. Bicycle sharing. Bike mapping strategies. Bike/Transit Integration. Bus Rapid Transit. Buses. Car diets. Car free days. Car Free Planning. Car rental. Carpooling. Carsharing. Community Buses. Demand Responsive Transit. Digital Hitchhiking. DRT. Dynamic ridesharing. Enforcement. Events. Flextime. Free Public Transport. Freight and goods movement. Full cost pricing. Governance. Green driving. Green parking. Hail & Ride. Hitchhiking. HOV Strategies. Infrastructure, Integrated Fare Systems. Jitneys. Land Use. Lane diets. Leading by example. Level playing field tax/write-off policies. Light rail. Low carbon strategies. Media. Mini/Midi Bus. Mixed Use. Multi-modal strategies. Neighborhood cars. New Mobility HUBs. P2P carsharing. Paratransit. Public Bicycle Systems. Public spaces. Ride Sharing. Road architecture. Road diets. Road pricing. Rural transport. School projects. Share taxis. Shuttle Services. Slugging. Small Bus Systems. Social media. Social space. SOV Strategies. Space sharing. Speed reductions. Street Codes. Street Reclaiming. Street sharing. Stupid projects, Tax policy. Taxis. Telecommuting. Telework. TDM. TOD. Traffic calming. Transit Encouragement. Transit malls. Transit Priorities. Universal Access. Universal design. Value Capture. Vanpooling. Vehicle Virtual HOV Use Restrictions. Walk to School. Walking. Women. Workplace sharing. xTransit.
Remember our time horizon is the world of the possible measures and services that can help us make significant improvements in lowering emissions, saving energy, and improving the range of transport options in the very near term future, in the next four or five years. So if you are interested in the year 2030, biofuel futures, new technology vehicles, road capacity expansions, monorails or PRT, or massive public works programs, you are invited to check out other sources. There are plenty of them.
Read World Streets from time to time. It makes you smarter.