Monday, July 6, 2009

100 Principal Voices comment on World Streets

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

On 19 June we invited our readers to provide short supporting messages concerning the contributions that World Streets is making to advance the new mobility agenda world-wide. Within two weeks a round one hundred readers from 37 countries had expressed their views on the importance of continuing the work of the planet's only sustainable transport daily. Listen to their voices, they are experts.

Number visitors signing in to support World Streets in June.
Number messages supporting World Streets to date
For the full messages, click here. In the meantime you can find just below an A to Z of extracts from 26 of them.

A. Even the name World Streets captures the intensely local nature of these issues that nonetheless have a global impact. (Ireland)
B. The best interactive platform to envisioning the change the cities around the world needed to transform the transport sector. (Spain)
C. Two boys were playing football in my street earlier this week. What a wonderful sight. Time to reclaim our World Streets! (UK)
D. What would I do without World Streets? It's always a great read, a source of inspiration, information, a sense of community... (South Africa)
E. Offers an excellent information and exchange service to busy professionals and citizens’ organizations. (Chile)
F. A great source for making "new" knowledge about transport in towns and cities more visible and available to the interested politician, planner, engineer, professional, activist and citizen. (Iceland)
G. The best source in the world for sustainable mobility information. (Sweden)
H. World Streets – ruthless common sense. (India)
I. We desperately need this kind of AGORA where we can gather, fight, disagree, and finally agree on sensible transport solutions (USA)
J. A beacon of light showing the way to sustainable living. (USA)
K. We commend the tremendous work that World Streets is doing. (Hong Kong)
L. Has radically changed my perspective about transport problems and possible solutions towards a sustainable future. (Brazil)
M. Wonderful to be reminded daily of being part of an international movement that is gathering momentum. (Singapore)
N. Will play an important role in molding professional and public opinion and strengthen the movement for equitable, sustainable cities. (India)
O. A great forum for sharing ideas about the many things we can do to make transport work better. (Australia)
P. A most useful resource that complements our work and provides support to our advisory projects in the developing world. (Germany)
Q. I can only hope that policy makers around the world will see this as a concrete example of going from idea to action – (Israel)
R. A perfect source for busy individuals bombarded with information-overload in this era of communication saturation (USA)
S. What we want - slow, shared, lively streets with lots of people on them. How we get it - supporting World Streets. (Sweden)
T. I admire you for the effort it takes to produce something as good, entertaining and useful as this. (Canada)
U. Keep it up¡ you are one of our last resources. (Colombia)
V. So useful that I am setting up an Italian version of it, thanks to Eric's strong and continuous support. (Italy)
W. We would certainly be poorer without it. (UK)
X. When I look at World Streets I wonder why it wasn’t done before, because it’s so obvious that we need an international platform like this! (Spain)
Y. Passion is great; financial support makes the passion available for the long term. (Denmark)
Z. World Streets needs to catch on before my feet get wet. (Netherlands)

Now, click here for full responses.

And by the way, who dropped in to pick up their free copy of World Streets thus far this morning? Have a look:


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