Monday, March 10, 2014

This Week on World Streets: Weekly Digest, 10 March 2014

World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities


ws-newsstandEach week  subscribers to World Streets - presently numbering 5,407 from 149 countries on all continents - received a single mailing in the form of a weekly digest which briefly resumes all of the activity of the preceding week. Below you will find a listing of the articles published over the period 3-10 March 2014, during which we were hard at work on a series of carsharing projects.  In a world of information overload, this is a handy way to keep up on what is going on at the leading edge of the new Mobility Agenda..

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xCARS: NEW WAYS OF OWNING AND USING CARS IN 21ST CENTURY


09/03/2014 at 11:02:
The 2014 work program focuses on carsharing, but not limited to this one new form of car use. Coverage of different main forms: Traditional, One-way, P2P and private. Carsharing by its various names and different forms is one of the fastest-growing new ways of […]

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Categories: 2014, Cars, Carshare, Collaborative project, World Streets, xCars |

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World Carshare 2014: Policy/Strategies Program for Local Government


08/03/2014 at 13:18
Carsharing has a brilliant, in many ways surprising and certainly very different future -- a future which is already well in process. Carsharing is one of the fastest growing new mobility modes, with until now almost all services occurring in the high income countries. But it is by and large new, unfamiliar and does not […]

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Categories: 2014, Cars, Carshare, Collaborative project, Going Dutch, xCars

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Dutch Carshare Operators in 2014


07/03/2014 at 13:45
More than three quarters of the municipalities in the Netherlands are currently served by carshare operators (as opposed to 11% in 2002). The following listing has been compiled with the help of several friends and colleagues in the Netherlands, helping us to identify all of the carshare operators currently offering "traditional", P2P or one-way services. […]

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Categories: 2014, Carshare, cities, Going Dutch, Netherlands, New Mobility Agenda, Public/Private partnership, strategic planning, xCars |

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Free-for-all: Organizations around the world supporting free public transport


05/03/2014 at 13:43
The following listing of organizations around the world that are "fighting for free public transport" has been compiled by the Swedish activist group Free Public Transport, whose aim is to provide a global forum for the free public transport movement. Their website among other things provides information about local organizations around the world fighting for free […]

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Categories: 2014, Equity, Free public transport, Public interest group |

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Does carsharing promote balanced, sustainable economic growth?


03/03/2014 at 16:28
Before digging into the details, the important mechanics of carsharing[1], it is important for policy makers to ask these deeper questions if we are ever to be able to shift gears into sustainable transport, sustainable cities and sustainable lives. This is an extremely important foundation question to which the short answer is: yes definitely. But […]

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Categories: 2014, Carshare, Going Dutch, Netherlands, strategic planning, Sustainable development, xCars

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