World City Cycling Forum Tops 500 Brilliant, Resourceful, High IQ Members (And that’s a lot)

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FUTURE VISIONS OF PENANG : (Help wanted)

scratching-headLooking for documents which will allow us to better understand the vision of state and local government for the future of Penang. Long and short term. Both in general for the economy and land use, and for mobility, life quality and equity.

We are collecting and filing all identified reports and articles in our open public library for Sustainable Penang which you can freely visit and use athttps://goo.gl/OvZ4KX where you will find the documents thus far available in the section Future Visions of Penang.

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News from Transaid: Inspiring women to take charge of their own health and increasingly their own transport

Update from Caroline Barber, Head of Programmes, Transaid

africa woman on bicycleThe organisation I work for (Transaid) were involved in an initiative to train female drivers and transport officers from a cooperative in Accra so that they could manage the transport of agricultural products to market themselves. This was back in 2007/2008. The programme had some success but there were a number of challenges, for example perceived issues of security for women drivers on long distance vehicles, the carrying capacity of the vehicles (which were sourced as a donation) were also probably too small to really drive down the transport costs enough. In time some of the coops decided to turn the vehicles into tro tros (mini bus taxis and hire men to drive them).

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