What are the max dimensions of a “BICYCLE” in your (a) city, (b) country, — as defined with ability to circulate on reserved cycle lanes? If no specifications, thanks for letting us know.
Is there a top speed limit for circulation in bike lanes? How does that work?
COMMENTS, suggestions here or better to Climate.Space@NewMobility.org.
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About the editor:
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Bio: Founding editor of World Streets (1988), Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher, occasional consultant, mediator and sustainability activist who has observed, learned, taught and worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. In the autumn of 2019, he committed his remaining life work to the challenges of aggressively countering climate change and specifically greenhouse gas emissions emanating from the mobility sector. He is not worried about running out of work. Further background and updates: @ericbritton | http://bit.ly/2Ti8LsX | #fekbritton | https://twitter.com/ericbritton | and | https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericbritton/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org) | +336 508 80787 (Also WhatApp) | Skype: newmobility.)
* * * Full report here: http://worldtransportjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/25.3-Final-opt.pdf
In the very first issue of this journal (volume 1, number 1, 1995) we published 8 articles that are still as relevant today as they were in 1995. They discuss some of the most important themes in what we would now call sustainable transport, liveable cities or active travel. All the articles are well worth re-reading and using in the debate around zero carbon transport. The article by Professor Helmut Holzapfel “Violence and the car” raised an important issue that still goes unrecognised in the discussion around transport, cars, subsidy, road building and the promotion of a technology that rings with it serious societal, behavioural and psychological disturbances.
Holzapfel insights are dramatic and identify the need for an entirely new transport and mobility paradigm. He says:
Norway’s capital city Oslo, home to over 670,000 people, is boldly pushing forward with a range of measures to improve air quality for the city’s inhabitants. Oslo is one of 42 cities who take part in Breathe Life, a campaign led by the World Health Organization, UN Environment and the Climate & Clean Air Coalition that inspires cities and individuals to protect our health and planet from the effects of air pollution.
Zero-emission vehicles play a key part in the city’s strategy to reduce C02 equivalents by 95 per cent in 2030, and city officials are encouraging people to make the transition to electric vehicles. Benefits for drivers include reduces taxes, access to bus and taxi lanes, free travel on toll roads and public ferries, and free municipal parking. Over 1,000 charging stations have been added in recent years.
To understand how we get the future that our children need, want and deserve, we are obliged to challenge our usual ways of thinking, seeing, reacting, deciding, and doing. Here are some wise reminders worth pondering as we look to a different future. (Get yourself a comfortable chair; to be read slowly and pensively ; – )
We often hear that transportation reform is going to require massive public investments, large construction projects, elaborate technology deployments, and above all and by their very nature are going to take a long time before yielding significant results. This is quite simply not true. This approach, common in the last century and often associated with the “American transportation model”, no longer has its place in a competitive, efficient, democratic city And we can start tomorrow, if we chose to.
To get a feel for this transformative learning reality let’s start with a quick look at a first lot of ideas for Slow Street Architecture as a major means for reducing traffic related nuisances, accident prevention and improving quality of life for all. These approaches are not just “nice ideas”. They have proven their merit and effectiveness in hundreds of cities around the world. There is no good reason that they cannot do the same in your city. Starting tomorrow morning.
(For further background on external sources feeding this listing, see Sources and Clues section below.)
Incomplete working draft of 28 July
(Introductory para here to explain, etc.)
Thus far ( 21/07/2019), eventually with direct link and 2-3 lines of comment + Key Contacts
- World Streets, France – Journal of reference and record
- Journal of World Transport Policy and Practice, UK – two Special Editions: Winter 2019-2020 and Spring 2021
- SOLVED, Finland –
- Ytech Innovations Centre, Netherlands
Plus under initial discussion at this time:
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