Monthly Archives: January 2012

Outreach for success: Local Actors & Implementation Partners

Too often when it comes to new transport initiatives, the practice is to concentrate on laying the base for the project in close working relationships with people and groups who a priori are favorably disposed to your idea, basically your choir. Leaving the potential “trouble makers” aside for another day. Experience shows that’s a big mistake. We have to take a . . .
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Collaborate

The scope for collaboration in this project is huge. These prospects and possibilities will shortly be addressed here. In the meantime, you can no doubt have a lot of your own thoughts on this. If so be sure to let us know. We are tired of being part of the problem. Continue reading

How to subscribe to Equity/Transport

To follow the action here you have the option of receiving a concise reminder by email, either daily or weekly. Each reminder provides a 3 line summary of the article in question, with an option for clicking to it directly, or place for making a comment. I would imagine that for reasons of economy of time, most of you are going to prefer the weekly notification option which is reserved for subscribers only. The sign-in routine takes less than five minutes, in three short steps as follows: Continue reading

Q1. Preliminary Mission Statement

Q1 Mission Statement: (Test run. Have a look. Share your views.)
Paris. 2 January 2012: This concept of creating a high-efficiency  equity-based transport system for your city is, if I may say so, an amazingly simple approach to transport policy and practice, in that once you understand and accept the basic principle a huge number of other good things follow. Continue reading

Groningen: The quiet example

What? You know all about transport in cities and you have never heard of Groningen? Well, check out this : an unexpected street interview in Groningen, a slice of life as filmed by our old friend and transport innovating colleague Robert Stussi. He has titled it: “A Homage to Hans Monderman”. Hear, hear! Continue reading

Whenever I hear the word revolver . . . I reach for my culture.

We have long-held a theory at the New Mobility Agenda that you can never tell where the next good idea is going to come from. So you really do have to keep your eyes, ears and minds wide open, and learn where you can, where you can, from whom you can. For example, Volkswagen in the New Mobility Agenda? Well, what not? Let’s show you one great idea that you may not have seen the first time around and that we have just this morning plucked out from our archives.
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EQUITY/TRANSPORT READING ROOM. V1

Here you have the beginning of a basically unstructured reading list of articles and books that dig from a wide variety of angles into the complex but oh so important issues that underlie the concept of an equity-based transport systems and policy. In time we will organize this with greater rigor and more detail (but not too much, time is so important), but here you have it today as a useful first reference point, in addition to those you have yourself.  Continue reading