Stupidity has no borders: Weekend flash from our unparalleled Worst Practices Department

Vienna, Austria. 16 November 2014

Dear Worst Practitioners,

You are going to have to exercise your Polish for the finer points but 90 seconds spent strolling this new tram stop in Łódź, Poland tells an interesting story of who loves whom most in this modernizing city. 3.5 meters for the cars, 85 cm for the public transport user.

Poland Lodz 85 cm tramway protection

 Click here for instructive video.

You will find an explanatory text on the site which if you pop it into Google Translate will give you the gory details and unintentionally hilarious explanation of the authority.

Stupidity has no borders.Try saying it like this: Głupota nie zna granic. (Satisfying eh?)

PS. Fortunately Civil Society is alive and well in Poland today. (Now I know why it was so important that Wall came down. And while we are at it, we can remember too where it all started, in an August day in 1980 in a shipyard in Gdańsk.)

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From the editor:

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Eric Britton
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Bio: Founding editor of World Streets (1988), Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher, occasional consultant, and sustainability activist who has observed, learned, taught and worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. In the autumn of 2019, he committed his remaining life work to the challenges of aggressively countering climate change and specifically greenhouse gas emissions emanating from the mobility sector. He is not worried about running out of work. Further background and updates: @ericbritton | | #fekbritton | | and | Contact: | +336 508 80787 (Also WhatApp) | Skype: newmobility.)

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