Relayed: Seven Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

The author of this brief illustrated article appearing in a recent issue of Fast Company & Inc  provides us with an easy read with pencil sketches in which she looks at and comments very briefly on a hand-picked collection of cities, each of which making their own way to their New Mobility Agenda. The selection of the seven cities is excellent (of course one can always argue, but you have picked among the top contenders) and the writer has done a good job in her short statements on each. Plus a number of very nice and evocative photos that help us first to dream, then to dare and then to do.

Milano.  Car free zone. Credit: Flickr- Chris Yunker

– – – >  Click here for full article and photographs

So, dear reader, let me ask you this? Why is your city not up there? Because it is impossible? Because it costs to much? Because your city is like no other? Because this is not the right time? Because, because and because?

What about?  A leadership failure!  A vision failure! Or, even more simply, a lack of guts!

Keep that in mind the next time you vote.


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About the author:

adele petersAdele Peters is a staff writer at Co.Exist who focuses on sustainable design.  Educated at the University of Iowa (BA in Journalism), Lewis and Clark College (Law), and  Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (MSc. Sustainability),   she previously, worked with GOOD, BioLite, and the Sustainable Products and Solutions program at UC Berkeley.  You can reach her at apeters at fastcompany dot com.

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About the editor:

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 and @ericbritton

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