Is World Streets doing its job? (Canada)

* We asked 100 world experts for their views – – and 101 responded

Chris Bradshaw of Ottawa, comments:
Chris Bradshaw-colorI 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 innovator
Founder, Vrtucar, Ottawa’s Carsharing Provider
The KyAUTO*WALK Project;
Hearth Health – Building the Walkable Fabric of Communities
Regional Municipality Planning Department (retired)
Email: hearth@ties.ottawa.on.ca

WORLD STREETS: Since 2009 creating open, generous peer networks to improve the world’s streets and public spaces. Helping in many small ways to make smart people smarter. And good places better. – – > More here!

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About the editor: 

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Educated as a development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and international sustainability activist who has lived and worked in Paris since 1969. 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: The Politics of Transport - https://worldstreets.wordpress.com . | Britton online: https://goo.gl/9CJXTh

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