The Streets of Chisinau: First glimpses

If you do not know Chisinau and Moldova and want to have a first feel for how the transport scene works there, sit back and have a look. And as you will see from the vantage of what we call “sustainable mobility” it offers a very mixed scene, things that work, and others that could work better. Like virtually every city on this gasping planet. Let’s have a look.

Moldova Chisinau waiting for the bus

Moldova Chisinau waiting for the bus


Traffic scenes

Traffic in Chisinau –

A minute in traffic in Chisinau (including some outstanding cowboy parking)

Morning commute –

How is traffic flowing in central Chisinau right now –

And if you want a longer and wider look at traffic and street life in Chisinau –…

Moldova Chisinau crowded streeets with ped

Public Transport

Ride on a local bus in Chisinau ––lFVZ0E 

A 7 minute ride on a trolleybus –

Moldova Chisinau trolleybus loading

Street scenes

Walking in Chisinau –

Chisinau  street life  –

Pedestrian street projects –

Activists attacking illegally parked cars –

Moldova Chisinau  activists illegally parked cars 2


As you can see things are pretty lively on the streets of Chisinau, the good, the bad and the ugly.  Time to take a closer look.

Getting to know Modova

National Transport Statistics –

WHO on road safety, injuries in Moldova

Ministry of the Environment –

Environment groups in Moldava –

Briefing Book From Development Partners of Moldova –

Moldova – Lost in Transition – (Tilted toward youth and Europe but still an important  part of the story).

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Eric Britton
13, rue Pasteur. Courbevoie 92400 France

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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