A Bit More on Car Free Days Planning and Implementation

car early ladies policemanNot to bury you in an enormous amount of materials and references, however if you are interested in finding out what is going on at the leading edge (and at times the lagging edge) of these strategies for reducing the number and negative impacts of cars in cities, here are some useful references based on our work in the field since 1994 .

Selected References

* Original World Car Free Days/New Mobility Agenda website at http://ecoplan.org/carfreeday/  (Opened in1995, good resource/archive needs updating. Top menu now up-to-date and a useful resource in itself. Rest to follow shortly.)

* World Streets on Car Free Days at https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/category/car-free-days/  (coverage by World Streets of Car Free Days since 2009)

* World Car Free Cities coverage at https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/category/car-free-cities – as above but broader coverage

* World Car Free Café on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WorldCarFreeCafe

* A collaborative car free site on LinkedIn at http://goo.gl/QdyoiZ

*  Our historic (1998-present) YGroups Café at http://goo.gl/SqPhPD

* Taking the issues from another angle, xCars: New Ways to Own and Use Cars


1. A good starting place – Thursday: A breakthrough strategy for reducing car dependence in cities.

2. Historical timeline (since 1958) of CFD events and trends at http://goo.gl/DE0BZH

3. The prize-winning collaborative Bogotá Car Free Day in 2000 – http://goo.gl/bg0IXJ

4. Very strong reference is the three-part series on “Rethinking Car Free Days in Taipei” – at https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/rethinking-car-free-days-in-taipei-city/

* Finally *World Streets: the Politics of Transport in Cities at https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/ provides a comprehensive introduction and reference source to our work and approach.

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Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Educated as an international development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities | See Britton online at https://goo.gl/9CJXTh and @ericbritton

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