Sustainable Urban Transport - 850 programs and websites - (work in progress)
- From: Conrad Wagner [mailto:w@...]
Sent: Monday, 1 September 2008 09:03
To: Eric Britton
Your list is very valuable ...
The problem is not the list. The problem is that in the UK there is hardly
any leadership to bring together all this diverse CarSharing (and
What an image you get from a movement where any little city gets its own
CarSharing system. And they all speak out loud that their system is the best
one until their Website link gets dead (obviously, see the list) ...
... good luck for the British empire ...
Saludos, Chao, hasta pronto ... Conrad
CH - 6370 Stans, Switzerland
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From: Mari Jï¿½ssi [mailto:mari@...]
Sent: Monday, 1 September 2008 09:36
This kind of international list of close to 1000 links could be easily edited collaboratively -- in a Wiki or Google Site type of shared editing environment. Updating it through an administrator makes it more then double work -- looking for updates, explaining the updates, understanding the explanations and finally making the updates.
Of course it works when there are only minor changes, but when there are hundreds of small changes, then it takes too much to administrate.
World Carfree Network has just started a wiki page on CFD events worldwide. http://editthis.info/wcd/Main_Page
So maybe you want to consider using a wiki type of platform for updating this list.
Now, looking through the list I think it is not very useful for getting an overview of organizations working on sustainable urban transport -- listing a mixture of organizations from Swedish Road Administration to European Association of Motorcycle builders, The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to Birmingham Airport does not make much sense. It seems that the list is just a print of Google search with very general keywords of urban transport from 2006 -- anyone can do a more practical search on Google with updated links. So -- making it more functional is another job than just getting the links correct and throwing out dead projects and needs some discussion what we want from this list actually.
Best greetings from Tallinn,
Estonian Green Movement
PS. Thanks and right on Mari.
We have recently started a wiki for just this kind of group work at http://editthis.info/newmobility/Main_Page. For the moment it is a high chaos start-up mess, but perhaps some of you might join in to help make it better. I might add that this is in parallel with our rather good entry in the Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mobility_Agenda. I have yet to figure out how to make all of this synch – which is one of the reasons for our Knowledge project (http://www.knowledge.newmobility.org).