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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 4,244 registered readers as of this date.)
But what about them? Where are they coming from? 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, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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, Ethiopia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Greece, Haiti, 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, Montenegro, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestinian National Authority, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Solomon Islands, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania,Thailand, Tunisia,Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State (Holy See), Venezuela, 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, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, 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, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, 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, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, Niger, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Island, 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, 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, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (U.S.), Wallis and Futuna Islands, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zaire,
Hmm, a round 149 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: @ericbritton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France
Bio: Britton is an American political scientist and 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, his latest book, "BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transport to Your City" focuses on the subject of environment, equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions. A pre-publication edition of Better Choices is currently undergoing an international peer review during Sept.- Oct. 2017, with the goal of publication in English and Chinese editions by end-year. If you wish to participate drop a line to BetterChoices@ecoplan.org .