Friday, June 19, 2009

Tell us what you think about World Streets (in 2 lines)

Two boys were playing football in my street this morning.
What a wonderful sight. Time to reclaim our World Streets!

Paris. 19 June 2009. See that crowd? - you are there somewhere. One of forty thousand readers of World Streets. On March 2nd, after six months of hard work, we published Vol. 1, No. 1 of the planet’s first independent daily wholly devoted to advancing the sustainable transportation and sustainable cities agenda worldwide.

Now it's your turn. Click here to tell us how we're doing. Two lines will do just fine. Two lines, two minutes, and you have your favorite sustainability daily sitting on your desk tomorrow morning. Fair enough? (And it's sustainable.)

Number visitors signing in to support World Streets: starting 19 June and to this date.
Number messages supporting World Streets to date

Since Streets opened its doors in March close to forty thousand of you have already dropped in to have a look, joining us from your homes and work places in from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, and the United States, And by way of reminder you will below find a map reporting the origins of the people who checked in this morning.

Glad you are enjoying it, and here is something that you can do for us in turn

We are now trying to figure out how to pay for the whole thing, and while we have received close to two thousand dollars in generous donations from about two dozen subscribers and friends of World Streets over the last weeks in response to our Support Streets campaign, this is far from enough to ensure that we can keep up the work needed to bring this to you in style you want and deserve. Which means that we are now going to have to turn to agencies, foundations and concerned individuals of means for support. And that is where you come in.

So, dear reader, what do we ask of you today? Very simple, take two minutes to pen a couple of lines telling us that you think Streets is a valuable public service, signed with your name, affiliation if any, city and country. This will then allow us to approach eventual sponsors and show them that this thing is for real.

Do you think you might do that? Here is an example that came in just this morning from one reader in South Africa:
" I really do think that World Streets is the best of all the sustainable transport sites, as the news is updated all the time, always a reason to visit the site.". Gail Jennings, Mobility Magazine, Capetown South Africa
Thanks Gail, that’s a fine start and exactly what we were looking for to launch the process. Now let's see what happens.

Click here to send us your message.

Eric Britton
Editor, World Streets

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