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The above map reports the locations of 561 readers checking into World Streets over the last five days. (Of our total 4,484 registered readers as of this date.)
But what about them? Where? And what do they read?
In what countries?
The last time we looked at the records we saw that World Streets was being picked up by readers in: Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria,Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo- Republic of (Brazzaville), Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dubai, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jersey, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (South), Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia,Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Solomon Islands, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania,Thailand, Tunisia,Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan,Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
World wide non-readers
But just in case we are suffering from a bad dose of hubris, here is a list of the places around the globe in which, to the best of our knowledge, World Streets had NOT yet been read or at least downloaded from here:
American Samoa, Andorra, Anguilla, Antarctica, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burma,Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Comoros, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor Timor-Leste, Egypt,, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard and Mc Donald Islands, Holy See, Isle of Man, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kiribati, Korea- Democratic People’s Rep. (North Korea), Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mayotte, Micronesia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, Niger, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Palau, Palestinian National Authority, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Island, Qatar, Reunion Island, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Príncipe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Sri Lanka, St. Pierre and Miquelon,Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Swaziland, Syria, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tibet, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vatican City State (Holy See), Venezuela, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (U.S.), Wallis and Futuna Islands, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zaire,
Hmm, a round 129 countries with cities and real sustainable transport problems that could be solved or at least mitigated by applying leading edge practices. To us this serves as an eloquent reminder of all the work that needs still to be done.
And what do they read about when they come here:
Access. Behavior. Bicycles. Bicycle sharing. Big Data. Bike/Transit Integration. Bus Rapid Transit. Buses. Car diets. Car free days. Car Free Planning. Car rental. Carpooling. Carsharing. Cities. Civil society. Collaborative technologies. Community Buses. Connectivity. Cooperatives. Convergence. Corruption. Demand Responsive Transit. Democracy. Digital Hitchhiking. Digitalization. DRT. Dynamic ridesharing. e-Money. Economic instruments. Education. Enforcement. Equity. Flextime. Free Public Transport. Fuels. Full cost pricing. Gender. General Theory. Global south. Green driving. Green parking. Governance. Hail & Ride. Hitchhiking. HOV Strategies. HUBs. Infrastructure, Integrated Fare Systems. ITS. Jitneys. Job creation. Land Use. Lane diets. Leadership. Leading by example. Level playing field tax/write-off policies. Light rail. Local government. Low-carbon. Media. Mediation. Mini/Midi Bus. Mixed Use. Multi-modal strategies. New Mobility Agenda, Old Mobility. Paradigm shifts. Paratransit. Parking. Parking. Parking (that’s right). Politics, Public Bicycle Systems. Public spaces. Renewables. Ride Sharing. Road architecture. Road diets. Road pricing. School projects. Safety, Security. Share taxis. Sharing. Shift to services. Shuttle Services. Slowth. Slugging. Small Bus Systems. Social networks. Soft measures. SOV Strategies. Space sharing. Speed Reductions. Stop-and-Start. Street Codes. Street Reclaiming. Street sharing. Tax policy. Taxis. TDM. Telecommuting. Telework. The Third Force, TOD. Traffic calming. Transit Encouragement. Transit malls. Transit Priorities. Universal design. Use Restrictions. Value Capture. Vanpooling. Vehicles. Venture capital. Virtual HOV, Vulnerable populations. Walk to School. Walking. Women. Workplace sharing. xCars. xTransit. Zoning. . . and the list goes on. (And oh yes, our favorite, Worst Practices.)
It looks like we have our work cut out for us. Want to lend a hand?
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About the editor:
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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. Currently working on an open collaborative project, “BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transportation to Smaller Asian Cities” . More at: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7 * This article is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 licence.