While you are away from the office and all the pressures of your workplace, here for your after-work reading pleasure are the twenty most read articles to appear in World Streets since opening day in 2009. Quite a varied lot, and when your editor reads them he generally prefers to do so not at a desk but seated comfortably with a tablet or largish window smartphone in hand to take advantage of those unstructured unexpected free moments that can pop up in any day. After all, World Streets is intended for the reflective back of your mind, not the whirring over-charged front.
20 Eric Britton
This is certainly a very mixed lot, reflecting the wide range of interests and preoccupations of our readers. Let me avoid commenting on this, other than to say that the thinkpeice on Free Public Transport turned out, to my great surprise, to be the most read and commented posting over the full period. That has to mean something.
You may note that each of those titles is hotlinked so you can click to which ever of them you may have missed or might like to visit again.
And just in case you might like to push a bit further, for the record we list here as well the second twenty most consulted for your reading pleasure.
- Tragedy of the Commons: The car as enclosure
- International Advisory Council on Sustainable Transportation
- Best transport research database we have ever seen.
- Weekend musing: The bicycle helmet rears its ugly head
- Delhi Metro – A Transport Planner’s Perspective
- Autolib’ – Paris bets big on new carshare technology
- A “Better than Car” Mobility System
- Car Free Days I: Origins, Timeline, Progress
- Carsharing in Germany: 2014 Perspectives
- Carsharing on the rise in the Netherlands (Act 3)
- Sustainable transport in Delhi and Stockholm
- Toward a new paradigm for transport in cities:
- Weekend reading: How do the Dutch get out of a car?
- Electric Cars: Time to level the playing field
- Hangzhou – View from the saddle of one of China’s most liveable cities.
- They’re Back Again: The 2014 World Naked Bike Ride
- Honk! “Straddling” Bus? (Have a stupid weekend)
- Bike-Sharing: 2011 State of the European Union report
- Op-Ed: Toward More Prosperous Cities
- North American Carsharing Trends: 2013
- What is an Equity-Based Transport System ?
Who reads World Streets
As of today, 16 February 2015, a total of 4,824 readers have signed in, in one way or another, to indicate their interest in following World Streets. From a (quite surprising!) total of 149 different countries on all continents.
The following map records recent visitor locations over the last week or so.
We are pretty happy with readership in the OECD region but out inability thus far to reach into China is frustrating. we would also like to see more readers in Latin America and Africa, but we just need to work on that.
And since Europe is such a hot bed of innovation, let’s have a look at the European map here.
Again, satisfaction that we are being consulted in the countries that are pushing the envelope on New Mobility innovation. But what about our inability thus far to interest readers working on these issues in the former Soviet bloc countries, Eastern Europe and the “Stans”. And while the latter may take time to penetrate, thee is certainly every reason for us to try to expand our readership in Eastern Europe, where policy makers are still operating for the most part in terms of the very tired “Old Mobility” model.
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About the editor:
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Bio: Britton is an American political scientist and sustainability activist who has lived and worked in Paris since 1969. 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 and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest book, "BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transport to Your City" focuses on the subject of environment, equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions. A pre-publication edition of Better Choices is currently undergoing an international peer review during Sept.- Oct. 2017, with the goal of publication in English and Chinese editions by end-year. If you wish to participate drop a line to BetterChoices@ecoplan.org .