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.
Traffic in Chisinau – http://www.numbeo.com/traffic/city_result.jsp
A minute in traffic in Chisinau (including some outstanding cowboy parking) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8Aja_GgJuE
Morning commute – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzNnbyTINh0
How is traffic flowing in central Chisinau right now –http://computer.md/webcam-online/chisinau-ciocana.php
And if you want a longer and wider look at traffic and street life in Chisinau –https://www.youtube.com/results…
Ride on a local bus in Chisinau – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0o–lFVZ0E
A 7 minute ride on a trolleybus – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd5qB2_-248
Walking in Chisinau – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zOxWXRQGzU
Chisinau street life – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Csz_Kmc9WvI&list=PLJyEaWhhvuDevcc1jLKu5Zu-CUCTq3FIU
Pedestrian street projects – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94riKvnd7D8
Activists attacking illegally parked cars – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRxyMgG-D34
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 – https://knoema.com/atlas/republic-of-moldova/topics/Transportation
WHO on road safety, injuries in Moldova http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/road_safety_status/2013/country_profiles/republic_of_moldova.pdf
Environment groups in Moldava – http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/degnermoldova.ppt
Briefing Book From Development Partners of Moldova – http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/moldova/publication/briefing-book
Moldova – Lost in Transition – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lly_FAAizi8 (Tilted toward youth and Europe but still an important part of the story).
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Bio: Trained as a development economist, Eric Britton is a public entrepreneur specializing in the field of sustainability and social justice. 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 work focuses on the subject of equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions -- and in the process, find practical solutions to urgent climate, mobility, life quality and job creation issues. More at: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7