World Streets This Week: Edition of 2 May 2011 (via World Streets (Time out while we regroup))

World Streets This Week: Edition of 2 May 2011 – – – > Click here to download Weekly Edition of 2 May 2011  Another busy week on World Streets, with contributions coming in from the StreetFilms media group in  New York on parking strategies, on city cycling and empowerment of women in Dhaka, and on to the pressing matter of rethinking the finances of our entire operation so that we can continue to act as the world's only fully independent, collaborative, worldwide sustainable transport dai … Read More

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Gender, Economic Integration and Cross-Border Infrastructure Development (via World Streets / Open Edition)

Gender, Economic Integration and Cross-Border Infrastructure Development We do not often provide coverage of conferences and their output, however World Streets is strongly  committed to the concept of taking women's needs as the prime target, the defining metric of transport policy and practice in cities and in rural areas.  (If you click to http://worldstreets.wordpress.com/category/women/ you will be taken to other articles in this W/S series and campaign.) The International Workshop on Gender, Economic I … Read More

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Should public transport be free? Join in/Stay tuned. (via World Streets / Open Edition)

Should public transport be free? Join in/Stay tuned. World Streets is pleased to announce publication in the weeks ahead of  a series of articles and other media to investigate this idea in-depth in these pages.  We would ask our readers to bear in mind that there is a great deal more to this idea, approach than may at first meet the eye. So let’s see what we get when we stretch our minds together on this perhaps surprisingly important and practical concept. If you have any thoughts on this we invite… Read More

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Velo-City Global 2010 Conference opens in Copenhagen (via World Streets / Open Edition)

Velo-City Global 2010 Conference opens in Copenhagen From Morten Lange, Reykjavík on his way to VeloCity 2010. Tomorrow, Tuesday 22 June, the 2010 Velo-City Global Conference opens in Copenhagen, and will last for 4 days. I can warmly recommend taking a look at the program and abstracts available at the web-site, http://www.velo-city2010.com I trust that also for people not attending the conference, the programme and abstracts can supply useful pointers to people working in interesting fields, regarding c … Read More

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Knoogle Key Sources, Links and Blogs

– – – > Click here to search all Key Sources, Links and Blogs

KNOOGLE: Use it like Google, but . . . the great advantage over the usual Google search is that (a) it is much more compact and focused in its offering, because (b) it scans and reports on the work and offering of the carefully selected key sources that are leading the way to sustainable transport in Africa (specifically the programs and sites identified here in the Blogroll to your right.)

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“The First Step in the New Mobility Agenda is . . . not to take that step at all” (via World Streets)

(Test run to show how this can work)

"The First Step in the New Mobility Agenda is . . . not to take that step at all" Editorial: Transportation vs. Access vs. (New) Mobility: This troubling triad has been around for a long time and continues to haunt many of us to this day. Even here at World Streets and the New Mobility Agenda, our puzzling over the rightful combination and interpretation of these three in many ways related concepts is a matter of several decades. Let’s see if we can open up this important topic for creative discussion. In the beginning was “tr … Read More

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In the slums of Nairobi: What do you do when you are losing a war? (via World Streets)

If it is your assumption that we are at present losing the war for sustainable transport and sustainable lives — and that is very definitely our position here at World Streets — and if it is your firm intention not to lose it — as it is ours! — then what do you do when the going gets tough? Well you look around and put to work every potentially promising tool you can lay your hands on. Now we make a pretty consistent effort in these pages to bring to your attention creative media that illustrates, renders more understandable and supports our noble cause. But we need more: so what about doing more along these lines taken from today’s edition of the International Herald Tribune?
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Essential transport guidelines for World Cup travel

The 2010 Local Organising Committee has issued comprehensive transport guidelines and other important information for the thousands of fans who will be attending matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Each host city has developed an integrated match day transport plan based on their current public transport infrastructure.

Ellis Park Stadium - 2010 semi-final venue

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Children, Transport and Mobility in Africa: Sharing experiences from Ghana, Malawi and South Africa

2010 is the Year of Africa on World Streets, and here you have the first of what we intend will develop into an engaging series of articles, ideas and information on problems, attitudes, responses, barriers and the ingenious work-arounds that African children and adults are so often obliged to find on their own.

This publication was funded by The Africa Community Access Programme (AFCAP) to help us better understand how children look at and deal with day to day challenges of transport and mobility in three African countries.

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ACET website relaunched

ACET website relaunched

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By editor | Published: May 27, 2010

The ACET website has been substantially revised. In addition to the new look and navigation options, you’ll also find details of our research projects, some of which are new to ACET’s research programme.

Should you wish to find out more about any aspect of ACET there is a new easy-to-use contact form. You can also use this form to subscribe to the mailing list for our bi-annual e-newsletter – just send a message with the text “subcribe me” in the message body.