Is World Streets doing its job? (USA)

* We asked 100 international experts for their views.  101 have responded.

Professor Elizabeth Deakin wrote…

Elizabethe Deakin

I am a regular reader of World Streets. I also pass along articles from the website to my graduate students.

The work is of high quality and it puts us in touch with other researchers and practitioners in the field of sustainable development and transport.

It provides a much-needed service and cuts through the media overload to the essentials.

And in 2016, seven years after the appearance of its first edition in spring 2009, it’s as needed as ever.

Elizabeth Deakin, Berkeley CA USA
Professor Emerita of city & regional planning and urban design
College of Environmental Design. University of California, Berkeley
First co-director of UC Berkeley Global Metropolitan Studies Initiative  and first Director of the University of California Transportation Research Center
URL: http://ced.berkeley.edu/ced/faculty-staff/elizabeth-deakin

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Is World Streets doing its job? (The Netherlands/UK)

* We asked 100 international experts for their views.  101 have responded.

Dirk van Dijl

World Streets needs to catch on before my feet get wet.

Dirk van Dijl
Serial innovator
Founder City Car Club
Enterprise Britain
The Netherlands/UK
http://www.enterprisebritain.com
dirk@enterprisebritain.com

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Is World Streets doing its job? (Chile)

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

Dr. Lake Sagaris

Lake SagarisWorld Streets offers an excellent information and exchange service to busy professionals and citizens’ organizations.

We follow its postings closely and translate those most relevant into Spanish, for circulation on our Latin American network of sustainable and active transport enthusiasts, professionals and activists, with excellent results.

Thanks very much to the team responsible. This is an extremely important initiative, with a truly global impact, well worth supporting.

Dr. Lake Sagaris

BFA, MSc., PhD urbanismo y participación
Investigador y Profesor Asociado Adjunto

Centro de Desarrollo Urbano Sustentable (CEDEUS)
BRT Centre of Excellence, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
President. Ciudad Viva (Living City). http://www.ciudadviva.cl

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Is World Streets doing its job?(USA)

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

Donald brackenbushI had some time and read through the World Street site yesterday at some length.

What a great wealth of information and effort. I applaud your originality, energy and organization skills.  Congratulations, you are a force.

You are the Darwin of transportation and sustainable streets/towns.

Donald H. Brackenbush
Architect, city planner  and engineer
Los Angeles California

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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

IS WORLD STREETS DOING ITS JOB? (We asked 100 international experts for their views.)

Two boys were playing football in my street earlier this week.
What a wonderful sight. Time to reclaim our World Streets!.
– Dirk van Dijl, Netherlands

2641 calendar days have passed since World Streets opened its stacks for consultation on 31 March 2009.  And the results are there for all to see and judge: 1,599 original articles, 128 contributors, 3,286 photographs, maps, drawings and illustrations, 5443 registered readers, from some 149 different countries, and on an average day anywhere from 150 to 250 visitors click in (best ever: 2006 in one day).   But is what we are doing useful and worthy of support? To get a feel for this, we asked 100 expert readers a bit back for their views  — and 101 of them picked up their pens and responded. Continue reading