Transport as an Issue for Women in the Pacific

Many of the key gender issues relating to the transport sector in the Pacific region – different travel needs of women from those of men, safety requirements, access to economic opportunities – are the same experienced by women across the world. Contexts may differ from that of Pacific Island nations beset by geographical, as well […]

Victoria Transport Policy Institute. Spring 2017 Newsletter

This carefully compiled seasonal report from Todd Litman of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute is a fine tool and up to date source guide for researchers and policy makers worldwide. We are pleased to present it in its entirety here, together with references you will find handy to take these entries further.

(Program change) WOMEN, TRANSPORT AND LEADERSHIP: Seizing the Lead . . . Not Waiting for Permission

Program Name Change: The full name of this international collaborative program has today been changed to “Women, Transport and Leadership: Seizing the Lead, Not Waiting for Permission”. For short, just “Women, Transport and Leadership” (or WTL) Why?

Tread softy because you tread on their lives.

Rikshawala from Kathmandu, Nepal:  तैयारी  जीवन  बचाउँछ  (“Preparedness saves lives”) What you are looking at here is nothing less than a lesson in: (1) Mobility (2) Affordability. (3) Zero carbon (4) Clean. (5) Quiet, (6) Space-efficient. (7) A job. (8) Income. (9) Family. And (10) A life.

AFRICA STREETS 2017: LETTER OF INVITATION. 

AFRICA STREETS: Stories of New Mobility Projects in Africa: Successes, Failures and Work in Progress * * *  In this first week we have thus far heard from colleagues in Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Zambia, though at this point these are just exploratory conversations. We hope to have at least ten telling and varied stories, […]

Archives: Homage to Hans Monderman

Unexpected interview in Groningen (On the street and straight to the point) 1 min 20 sec – May 30, 2006 Description: What? You know all about transport in cities and you have never heard of Groningen? Well, check out this an unexpected street interview in Groningen, a slice of life as lived by our old friend […]

AFRICA STREETS: First sources

Initial sources of information on this collaborative project 7 April  2017. Letter of Invitation: http://wp.me/psKUY-4SC World Streets on Africa : https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/africa/ World Transport Policy & Practice – on Africa – https://goo.gl/BBFe8a Facebook team page at https://www.facebook.com/AfricaStreets Gatnet: Gender and Transport in the developing world – https://dgroups.org/worldbank/gatnet/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/worldstreets And this is only the beginning.

STORIES OF NEW MOBILITY INITIATIVES IN AFRICA : Successes, Failures and Work in Progress

Dear African friends and colleagues, I’m in the process of trying to gather my thoughts on a book bringing together a collection of lively real world stories of attempted new mobility — what I like to think of as “pattern break”) – projects that have been carried out in cities and areas in a dozen […]

Campaign Help Wanted: Nobel Peace Prize nomination

Dear friends, I am in the process of preparing a formal nomination of our most creative Dutch colleague, Luud Schimmelpennink, for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, in recognition  of his outstanding and unique on-the-street contributions over the last half century, showing the way to sustainable transport, sustainable cities and sustainable lives. You will find a series of […]

Archives: A Six Thousand Kilometer Non-CO2 Conference

A recent discussion has come up in the context of our work program concerning your editor’s long-standing unwillingness to hop on a plane, travel great distances to make a “cameo appearance”, and then scurry back to his burrow in Paris. Since 1995 we have tried hard to maintain a consistent policy about this kind of […]

Archives: Our Personal Choices — and Our (un)Sustainable Lives

I don’t think we can buy the argument anymore that we deserve special dispensation just because we think what we are doing is worthwhile.  Let’s see. At last count there were already well more than seven billion of us sharing this suddenly very small planet. And let’s say, just to get a crude handle on this, that […]

Better Choices | Planners Bookshelf . . . An invitation

–  SHARING, when it comes to transport, can work in many ways. Introduction: I am hard at work on a book under the title Better Choices: Bringing Sustainable Mobility to Smaller Asian Cities, as described in the attached working note. Better Choices aims to inform and support planners, policymakers, civil society and others who must […]

World Transport Policy & Practice. Vol. 22 No.4. Feb. 2017

22/4 Summary In this issue, we return to some key themes in sustainable transport. The article by Wendy Sarkissian and Lori Mooren reflects on the death in a road crash of Wendy’s husband and puts this dreadful experience in a wider context of how we should deal with eliminating death and injury on the roads […]

Bike-sharing World Map

Paul DeMaio started The Bike-sharing World Map in 2007 to be the one-stop source for information about the global growth of bike-share services. The Bike-sharing World Map now shares information over 500 bike-share services including the services’ website, fleet and station size, and launch date. A quick prevue: 2016 ended with a world-wide fleet of approximately 2,000,000 public use bicycles in […]

World Streets/Planners Bookshelf on City Cycling

  Surprising though it may seem to some, the humble bicycle has a turnkey role in 21st century cities, large or small, North or South, rich or poor. Getting city cycling right is a matter of high priority when it comes both to local and planetary environmental impacts, solid economics, affordability, fossil fuel and resource […]

Glasgow homage to Amsterdam’s historic White Bicycles

  Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2010 “The White Bicycle Plan proposes to create bicycles for public use that cannot be locked. The white bicycle symbolizes simplicity and healthy living, as opposed to the gaudiness and filth of the authoritarian automobile.” (Provo Manifesto) For Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2010, NVA staged a […]

Did we hear anyone say. . . Thanks, Luud?

A GREAT IDEA HAS WINGS: HERE’S A NUMBER  LUUD CAME UP WITH IN 1967  (that it took the world a full generation  to understand and finally equal). The number was 10,000. (But it was not only a number — it was at its base a wonderful, original and city-transforming, environmental and life quality concept.) This […]

How one lion-hearted Amsterdam inventor gave bike-sharing to the world

In the 1960s, a Dutchman named Luud Schimmelpennink created a ‘”white bike” plan to fight against harmful pollution and cars. His invention has changed public transportation around the world. So why did his bicycle-loving home city never embrace it?