Sunday, January 11, 2009

World Streets/New Mobility Agenda Mission Statement

World Streets is not exactly what one would call a neutral source. We have a very definite position on transport policy, planning and investment, the result of long experience of working with and observing the sector in its daily operation in cities around the world. We refer to it as "The politics of transportation: New thinking and world wide collaborative problem-solving on the net".


Seven good reasons to support World Streets & the New Mobility Agenda in 2009


1. Mission: We support sustainable transport innovation and reform in cities, worldwide. Because our action approach is focused, systemic, pragmatic, principled, collaborative . . . and effective. More . . .


2. New Mobility Agenda: Two decades of international experience as an open knowledge-building collaborative specifically focused on matters of transport in general and sustainable transport in cities in particular. 2009 work program tackles more than a dozen major focus areas/projects. More . . .


3. World Streets: Collaborative international sustainability journal launched March 2009. Motto: ”Heavy traffic on the way to sustainable cities and sustainable lives” Internet traffic already strong. More . . .


4. The Right to Mobility for All: Decision-making and investment has been traditionally dominated by males who own and drive cars for daily transport and enjoy a certain level of economic security. This historic imbalance needs to be corrected: and the starting place is a shift to policies of Mobility for All. More . . .


5. City Dialogues/Peer Reviews: The role of these collaborative peer projects is to provide efficient, cost-effective ways to tap the lessons of international experience at the leading edge for your city, More . . .


6. Knoogle: Our specialized (‘vertical’) search engine draws on more than one million pages of content on the web and >1000 leading sources worldwide for our specific sector. Part of a program aiming to create more active links between the many groups and programs working in this area. More . . .


7. Eyes on the Street – World Peer-to-Peer Observatory: This new project (5 April start-up) will give you an idea of how fast some useful things can be achieved if you have the right starting place. The underlying idea is to harness 21st-century tools to bridge the global/local gap in some useful ways. More . . .


Seven actions we are working hard to achieve, and with which we think you can be proud to be associated. Get in touch and let's discuss how we might get together to advance this unusual sustainability initiative.

Eyes on the Street - World Observatory – http://www.worldstreets.org


New Mobility Partnerships http://www.newmobility.org

Europe: 8/10 rue Joseph Bara, 75006 Paris, France T: +331 4326 1323 Skype: ericbritton

USA: 9440 Readcrest Drive Los Angeles, CA 90210 T: +1 310 601-8468 Skype: newmobility

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