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Be patient and persevere when you don’t hear

WORLD STREETS 2.0 : The Politics of Transport in Cities

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when you don’t hear the
hoofing sounds of horses put
your ear to the ground

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WORLD STREETS 2.0 : The Politics of Transport in Cities

When I or anyone else with a transportation issue burning in the front of our brain, walk into City Hall  to talk to the mayor about the important topic which bring us into her office, here is what we implicitly assume is her dominant preoccupation behind these exchanges:

If only it were so.

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Message from Kaohsiung

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Criação de massa crítica no Facebook

É fantástico que em apenas 24 horas tenhamos passado de zero a 26 membros, a maioria de nós vindos do antigo Grupo do Facebook. O próximo passo é trazermos mais gente, como por exemplo amigos que partilham as ideias que temos. O truque é trazer os cerca de 100 membros do antigo Grupo e depois então crescer. É muito parecido com ciclismo seguro: Quanto mais pessoas andarem de bicicleta na rua mais seguro se torna para todos.

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Nova Mobilidade Facebook está se movendo

Diogo Martins escreve nesta data:
Tal como o Eric Britton disse mais abaixo, o projecto Nova Mobilidade está a mudar-se para esta página do Facebook em vez do grupo. O novo endereço é

Para a mudança precisamos da ajuda de todos, actualmente o grupo tem 109 pessoas, e precisamos de mover todos para esta página, por isso a tarefa que vos deixamos é simples, convidem todos os vossos amigos para esta nova página, assim conseguiremos passar toda a gente e poderão manter-se actualizados em relação ao projecto que poderá evoluir a partir daqui.

A vossa ajuda é essencial tal como a vossa colaboração.

In homage to Lee Schipper

In homage to Lee Schipper Our long-time colleague and very dear friend Lee Shipper left us on Tuesday evening, warmly surrounded by family and loving friends. Since he meant so much to so many of us who have been involved in the uphill struggle for sustainability in all its forms and corners of our lives, I thought it would be appropriate to open up these pages over the next days, and possibly more than that, to a selection of pieces in which the author reflects on the ki … Read More

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Car Crazy: Lee Schipper on the Perils of Asia’s Hyper-Motorization

Car Crazy: Lee Schipper on the Perils of Asia’s Hyper-Motorization Our old friend and long time colleague Lee Schipper is sitting in a hospital bed in Berkeley California today, and since your editor is stuck in Paris and can't visit him, we thought that while he gets his strength back we would  reach into our and others archives and publish a series of pieces to celebrate his deep knowledge of all that World Streets is about, his  excellent judgement and his world level communications skills. (And if you have s … Read More

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Tragedy of the Commons: The car as enclosure

Tragedy of the Commons: The car as enclosure Chris Bradshaw, Canadian planner and new mobility innovator, takes us on a quick peek into cars as "enclosures" of what should more rightly be the common domain in our cities. When we look at it this way, the concept of a "right to park" starts to look quite different. We are once again back to the concept of "worst practices" on the one hand, and on the other, our the understanding of space as public, private . . . or social. All of a sudden we … Read More

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Upcoming international events: Aug/Oct. 2011

Upcoming international events: Aug/Oct. 2011 This listing of coming international events through end-October is compiled by the GIZ Sustainable Urban Transport Project. Click here to go to their website for their latest newsletter: May – June 2011 30.08.2011 Washington D.C.,US: Safe & Sustainable Mobility for Older People Link: 11.09.2011 Durban, S.A.: Thredbo 12 Conference Link: ht … Read More

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There are no women in the world who are shaping the sustainable transportation agenda? (Apparently)

I wonder if I am the only person in the world who gets upset at this: I am from time to time approached by groups and publications with in-progress lists identifying whom they see as the most influential people who are through their work and efforts shaping the sustainable transportation agenda, which they then ask me to comment, add to, etc. Now what is to me most striking about these lists is that on almost all occasions they invariably consist … Read More

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Weekend leisure: The Bollywood Bicycle Boogie

Weekend leisure: The Bollywood Bicycle Boogie Take a break. It's the weekend. Get your head out of that fat book and come with Navdeep Asija and me to the movies in India, the Bollywood Bicycle Boogie. The idea behind World Streets has from the beginning been to seek out and share universal lessons, from specific times and different places but which, with a bit of thought, can open up our eyes, ears and hearts to many things, including with a bit of luck to ourselves and our own limitations … Read More

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