* We asked 100 world experts for their views – – and 101 responded
Chris Bradshaw of Ottawa, comments:
I met Eric 20 years ago at the OECD Sustainable Transportation Conference in Vancouver. His passion and links to the other passionate and informed people was impressive from the start.
The fact that this field continues to grow is in large part a tribute to his energy and insights into the many components that make it up.
His choice of a focus on streets brings the local scale into focus: a trip is a trip; we all must ensure its ‘footprint’ is no larger than necessary. The car too often is the enemy of this perspective; the solution is a seamless network of walking&rolling options. Our travels should always connect us to the places we are in.
Chris Bradshaw, Ottawa, Canada.Planner, activist and social innovatorFounder, Vrtucar, Ottawa’s Carsharing ProviderThe KyAUTO*WALK Project;Hearth Health – Building the Walkable Fabric of CommunitiesRegional Municipality Planning Department (retired)Email: firstname.lastname@example.org