Op-Ed: Mapping Cycling in China’s Cities

china-elderly street scene bikeRory McMullan, a Mandarin speaking Sustainable Transport campaigner, has spend enough time in enough places in China, more often than not on the seat of his faithful Brompton (which tells you quite a lot about Rory), to have some developed thinking about where city cycling is today, and where it can reasonably hope to be just tomorrow, in particular in “smaller”(??)  and medium sized cities, in that great, ever-surprising and sprawling country.

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Third International Share/Transport Forum – Jiaozuo China

This International Forum, the third in the series which got first underway in 2010 in Kaohsiung and met  again in Changzhe in 2011,  is once again, this year on 21/22 September in Jiaozuo China, bringing together leading thinkers and sharing transport practitioners from  the People’s Republic of China, Asia and the world, to examine the concept of shared transport (as opposed to individual vehicle ownership or established forms of public transport) from a multi-disciplinary perspective, with a strong international and Chinese-speaking contingent.
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Tragedy of the Commons: The car as enclosure

Tragedy of the Commons: The car as enclosure Chris Bradshaw, Canadian planner and new mobility innovator, takes us on a quick peek into cars as "enclosures" of what should more rightly be the common domain in our cities. When we look at it this way, the concept of a "right to park" starts to look quite different. We are once again back to the concept of "worst practices" on the one hand, and on the other, our the understanding of space as public, private . . . or social. All of a sudden we … Read More

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Car Crazy: Lee Schipper on the Perils of Asia’s Hyper-Motorization

Car Crazy: Lee Schipper on the Perils of Asia’s Hyper-Motorization Our old friend and long time colleague Lee Schipper is sitting in a hospital bed in Berkeley California today, and since your editor is stuck in Paris and can't visit him, we thought that while he gets his strength back we would  reach into our and others archives and publish a series of pieces to celebrate his deep knowledge of all that World Streets is about, his  excellent judgement and his world level communications skills. (And if you have s … Read More

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Upcoming international events: Aug/Oct. 2011

Upcoming international events: Aug/Oct. 2011 This listing of coming international events through end-October is compiled by the GIZ Sustainable Urban Transport Project. Click here to go to their website for their latest newsletter: May – June 2011 30.08.2011 Washington D.C.,US: Safe & Sustainable Mobility for Older People Link: http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_eventlist&Itemid=56&func=details&did=500&lang=en 11.09.2011 Durban, S.A.: Thredbo 12 Conference Link: ht … Read More

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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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Beijing: Parking Problems

The problem of parking Beijing’s nearly 5 million cars is no less upsetting than traffic jams.

The Beijing government increased parking fee and launched a 100-day action plan from April 1 to regulate parking of cars. These are welcome moves because cars parked randomly on pavements and in bicycle lanes and even some motor lanes have been disrupting the movement of motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians alike.
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