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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Checklist of key terms, concepts and references for managing the climate/new mobility transition (1 June 2019. Text to follow here.)
ACTIVE TRANSPORT: * Bicycles * Bike/Transit Integration * Public Bicycle Systems * Telecommuting * Telework * Walk to School * Walking
They actually relate to each other. And if you don’t understand that, then you are in real trouble.
WORLD STREETS is betting its future over the coming two-year transition period on the ability of certain ambitious responsible cities, nations, organizations and citizens in different parts of the world to come together to break the downward pattern of climate stress — and specifically plan and execute highly aggressive near-term initiatives aimed at sharply cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the mobility sector. And doing all this while working with tools, policies and strategies that harness proven, cost-effective, readily available, measures, technologies, operational and management competence. It is our job is to support them as best we can.
This primer from the US Department of Transportation is focused on the collaborative and systematic consideration of management and operations during transportation project design and development. This is termed “designing for operations.” Effectively designing for operations involves the development and application of design policies, procedures, and strategies that support transportation management and operations.
The consideration of operations needs during the design process requires transportation design professionals to work closely with those with expertise in transportation operations, intelligent transportation and transportation technology staff, planning, transit, freight, traffic incident management, and other practitioners from multiple agencies to fully identify, prioritize, and incorporate operations needs into the infrastructure design. This primer introduces the concept for designing for operations and describes tools or institutional approaches to assist transportation agencies in considering operations in their design procedures as well as pointing out some specific design considerations for various operations strategies
If you wish to sort out your thinking on the suddenly popular topic of free public transport, may we propose that you spend a lively half hour listening to an excellent Australian radio program on the topic — and listen to what experts like Judith, Oded, Gregory, Tony, Ansgar and Jarrett have to offer on this subject. A refreshing variety of perspectives and comments — a veritable master class on a topic that responsible cities cannot afford to run away from.
It’s not that our cities need to do it in this or that way. Far from it! But it turns out that it is a mobility option to which we really need to give serious thought — because at the end of the day it is really about transport and budgets, but no less about basic rights and equity in a democracy. And also — as you will hear — about efficiency , economy, environment and quality of life for all. Now let’s listen to the experts:
What you have here is an independent web platform aimed at two somewhat different but related objectives. For starters . . .
v. 1.0 World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities (Since 2008).
In the first place, you have before you here the full content of World Streets as a collaborative independent “journal of record”, since March 2008 reporting on the winding, often tortuous but often too highly rewarding path toward sustainable transport in and around cities .
Mission: Creating and supporting open, generous, international peer networks to improve our city streets and public spaces for all.
To date: Offering as of early Spring 2019 more than two thousand articles and five thousand illustrative photographs, renderings and graphic image)
Contribution: Is World Streets doing its job? (We asked one hundred of our readers for their views.) And one hundred and one responded: CLICK HERE – http://bit.ly/2tmjZOI
Next Steps: Continue publication of World Streets in its current form, but to refocus its central function over the coming decade to the mobility/climate nexus.
2.0 World Streets Climate/Action/Plan, 2019-2020
– – – > START HERE: World Streets Climate/Action/Plan: http://bit.ly/2SGXWNu
For further information: Project Coordinator and managing editor:
13, rue Pasteur. Courbevoie 92400 France
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: email@example.com) | +336 508 80787 (Also WhatApp) | Skype: newmobility.)
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Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories
An Accounting and Reporting Standard for Cities
The World Resources Institute, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have partnered to create a GHG Protocol standard for cities known as Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC). (Source:
The GPC provides a robust framework for accounting and reporting city-wide greenhouse gas emissions. It seeks to: