The New Mobility Agenda - A Common Research & Communications Resource
- Thursday, May 06, 2004, Paris, France, Europe
As part of our radical make-over of the New Mobility Agenda/World Transport
web site, the latest step has been the preparation of a "World Sustainable
Mobility Links" section, of which the current text is reproduced below (you
will see the full content replete with clickable links at
In the name of your colleagues and the hundreds of concerned citizens,
researchers, students and policy makers who visit and use this site, it
would be kind if you might each take a few minutes, have a look at what we
have thus far here, and let us know about programs and sites that we are
missing. I am sure that this already useful list will be greatly improved if
we just put our heads together.
Overall, I would indeed like to invite you to have a careful look at what we
are doing -- and if you look both at the Home Page and the short Start Here
section, you will find a pretty good explanation of what we already have put
in place here, and a few thoughts on some of our ambitious intentions for
the future. To remind you in closing: this is a free, fully independent and
unfunded effort under taken in the name of sustainable mobility and social
justice, and it will be only as good as we all make it. Your comments and
contributions are cordially invited and will, I can assure you, receive my
With all good wishes,
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1001 World-Wide New Mobility Resources
What you have here below is our current collection of primarily
international sources which provide useful points of departure and
information on these issues. Most of these provide useful references and
links in their turn. Such a listing is inevitably idiosyncratic and
personal, and incomplete. You can help in both these respects by sharing
your suggestions and ideas with us here.
1. ADEME (France) <http://www.ademe.fr> : Agence de l'Environnement et
de la Maîtrise de l'Énergie)
2. Alliance for a Paving Moratorium (USA)
<http://www.culturechange.org/apm_page.htm> : A project of the Sustainable
Energy Institute - Promoting eco-democracy since 1988
3. Amor (Austria) <http://www.fgm-amor.at/en/index_en.html> : Austrian
Mobility Research is one of the leading European companies in the field of
mobility research and therefore has a vast experience in cooperating with
the EU-research promotional institutions. Works for sustainable
environmental-friendly and people-friendly traffic development.
4. Aseed <http://www.antenna.nl/aseed> - a network that initiates
actions and campaigns on environmental and social justice issues. Main
activities are promoting discussion, encouraging positive action,
distributing publications and coordinating meetings
5. Auto-Free Ottawa (Canada) <http://www.flora.org/afo/> : makes
extensive of electronic discussion areas. Used for announcements, general
discussion and for event planning. There is also a support area for people
that are making a transition to a car-free lifestyle. (Listed here as an
example of spontaneous citizen organization.)
6. Awas (India) <http://www.awasnet.org/>
7. The Baltic Challenge (Sweden) <http://www.balticchallenge.net> -
for Sustainable Growth in the Baltic Sea Region
A yearly competition - The Baltic Challenge Award - is a core activity
inviting projects illustrating innovative and useful ways to implement ICT.
The vision of the Baltic Challenge is to create the world's most dynamic and
highly competitive ICT region - a leading user of ICT tools both for citizen
and community leverage and for sustainable socio-economic growth in the
8. Best Practices (UNEP) <http://www.bestpractices.org>
9. ¡BEWARE! Massive Transport Statistics
10. Bicycle News Agency (Denmark) <http://www.bikenews.org/>
11. CarBusters <http://www.carbusters.ecn.cz/> : a project of World
Carfree Network. Carbusters.org, Car Busters magazine, and the Car Busters
Resource Centre are tools for the grassroots global carfree movement -
activists, campaigners and engaged citizens from around the world who want
to take on car culture and promote alternative ways of life
12. Car Free Cities Discussions
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/carfree_cities/> Free flow chat sessions on
how to achieve "car free city solutions to the vexing problem of urban
automobiles." Includes discussion of transport and energy issues. Intended
for discussion of personal experiences as they relate to the larger issues.
Moderated by Carfree.com.
13. Car Free Discussions <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CarFree/> 300
list members discuss and explore issues related to eliminating or reducing
one's reliance on automotive transport. Celebrates non-polluting forms of
transportation such as walking and bicycling while encouraging the use of
mass transit as well as other life style changes providing an alternative to
autocentric perspectives. Very personal, laid back approach.
14. Carfree Times <http://www.carfree.com> A newsletter for those
interested in carfree cities. Published on-line four times a year (sometimes
15. Car Haters Unite (USA) <http://www.hideousewhitenoise.com> -
Hideouse-whitenoise, The Urban Cycling Zine.
16. Cars Suck <http://www.cars-suck.org> - Right Of Way is a group of
activists dedicated to asserting the rights of car-free street users --
including pedestrians, cyclists, and skaters -- and fighting back against
car violence. Our home base is New York City, but we hope to report on, and
help stimulate, action and awareness in other locales as well.
17. Centre for Alternative Technology (UK) <http://www.cat.org.uk/> CAT
is an environmental charity aiming to 'inspire, inform, and enable' people
to live more sustainably. A solutions driven organisation, offering
practical solutions to environmental problems. Key areas: are renewable
energy, environmental building, energy efficiency, organic growing and
alternative sewage systems.
18. Centre for Sustainable Transport/Centre pour un Transport Durable
(Canada) <http://www.web.net/~cstctd> The Centre for Sustainable
Transportation was founded to provide leadership in achieving sustainable
transportation in Canada.
19. Centre for Alternative Transportation (USA)
<http://members.efn.org/~cat/> A non-profit organization committed to
community involvement in manufacturing, using, and advocating sustainable
modes of transportation.
20. Center For Science and Environment (India) <http://www.cseindia.org>
21. Center for Livable Communities (USA')
<http://www.lgc.org/center/index.html> - a national initiative of the Local
Government Commission (LGC). A nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership
organization of elected officials, city and county staff, and other
interested individuals throughout California and other states, the Local
Government Commission helps local governments identify and implement
solutions to today's problems
22. Centre for Public Space Research <http://www.karch.dk%20>
A research centre of the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy
of Fine Arts specially devoted to the study of urban spaces and the impact
of the design of urban and suburban areas on the daily lives of their
inhabitants. Director: Dr Jan Gehl.
23. Child Friendly Cities (Unicef) <http://www.unicef.org/habitat/>
for info on this Unicef program.
24. Club des villes cyclables (France)
25. Comité 21 (France) <http://www.comite21.org/index.php>
Comité français pour l'environnement et le développement durable
26. Copenhagen X (Denmark)
partnership between the city of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg Municipality and
the Realdania Foundation, will arrange the mobile workshops using the city
27. Città sostenibili (Italy)
A project aimed at city improvements for children. Sponsored by the Italian
Ministry of the Environment.
28. Culture Change/Sustainable Energy Institute
<http://www.critical-mass.org/> A monthly bicycle ride to take back the
streets. It began in San Francisco in 1992, and quickly spread to cities all
over the world
29. Culture Change/Sustainable Energy Institute
30. Department of Environment, Transport and Regions (UK)
31. Detour Publications <http://www.detourpublications.com/>
32. Earth Policy Institute
<http://www.earth-policy.org/Indicators/index.htm> "dedicated to providing
a vision of an environmentally sustainable economy-an eco-economy-as well as
a roadmap of how to get from here to there."
33. EarthTrends <http://earthtrends.wri.org> : Environmental information
portal, offers a searchable database, maps, country profiles, text and
graphics "features" pieces, and pre-formatted datatables.
34. EarthNews Radio <http://www.enn.com/multimedia/earthnews/>
Syndicated radio program focusing on science and the environment. Requires
35. Earthwire News service <http://www.earthwire.org/uk%20>
36. EcoPeace - Yaakov Garb <http://www.ecopeace.net>
37. ELGO - European Local Government Database <http://www.elgo.co.uk/>
38. ELTIS Info Service <http://www.eltis.org/en/index.htm%20>
39. Environment Digest <http://www.gn.apc.org/ecosystem/>
40. European Environmental Bureau <http://www.eeb.org>
41. http://www.elgo.co.uk/EU's Externe fuel price project
42. ENS - Environmental News Service <http://www.ens-news.com/>
43. ENN - Environmental News Network <http://www.enn.com/> "ENN is your
resource for quality environ- mental news, features and multimedia content."
44. L'Entreprise et la Cité (France)
<http://www.vinci.com/appli/wfv/wfv.nsf/web/cite_fr_1.htm> La Fondation
d'entreprise VINCI pour la Cité a pour ambition de mettre en place des
passerelles entre le monde du travail et le monde associatif, entre le monde
de l'entreprise et celui de la cité
45. Environmental Data Services <http://www.ends.co.uk/> "The original
daily international wire service of the environment. Established in 1990.
ENS contributors around the world cover issues and events that affect the
environment such as: legislation, politics, conferences, lawsuits,
international agreements, demonstrations, science and technology, public
health, air quality, drinking water, oceans and marine life, land use,
wildlife, forests, natural disasters, the indoor environment, hazardous
materials, toxics, nuclear issues, renewable energy, recycling,
transportation, and environmental economics.
46. Environmental Defence (USA)
Environmental Defense is fighting for greener, more cost-effective
47. Environmental Daily
5> : Focused European coverage of transport issues
48. Environmental Transportation Association <http://www.eta.co.uk> "We
will never be without cars but we can use them more sensibly as part of a
sustainable transport system for Britain, something we can all be a part of.
This is the vision of the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) .We are
trying to address what can be done to reverse the congestion and pollution
trends and we campaign and lobby government directly on these issues. We are
also the only alternative motoring organisation and offers a comprehensive
range of breakdown and insurance services. "
49. EnviroLinks News Service
50. European Federation for Transport and the Environment (T&E)
51. European Mobility Week <http://www.mobilityweek-europe.org/>
52. European Union <http://www.europa.eu.int/index-en.htm>
53. European Union Car-Free Day <http://www.22september.org%20>
54. European Road Crash Statistics
55. EU Sustainable Development News
56. EU Transport News
do not cover all EU news, but select topics. Depth is differentiated
according to upcoming EU policy decisions and to EU Actors interest. We
follow topics over time, provide reliable databases and interfaces. The
Guide is as complete as feasible. News are updated every weekday before 9
57. EU Transport and Environment Program
58. Friends of the Earth <http://www.foe.co.uk/>
59. GART (France) <http://www.gart.org> Association d'élus, le GART
regroupe 246 autorités organisatrices de transport (agglomérations,
départements et régions). Son objectif : l'amélioration des déplacements et
le développement des transports publics en France. /
60. Go for Green (Canada) <http://www.goforgreen.ca/> the Active Living
and Environment Program, is a national non-profit, charitable organization
whose mission is to encourage outdoor physical activity that protects,
enhances or restores the environment. Go for Green has community-driven
solutions that make a positive contribution to Canadian society.
61. Green Consumer Guide - Transport (UK)
62. GreenNet <http://www.gn.apc.org/>
63. Grameen Bank <http://www.grameen.com>
64. Greenpeace International <http://www.greenpeace.org/>
65. Healthy Cities Project
66. Home Zones <http://www.homezonenews.org.uk%20> A home zone is a
street or group of streets designed primarily to meet the interests of
pedestrians and cyclists rather than motorists, opening up the street for
social use. The key to creating a home zone is to develop street design that
makes drivers feel it is normal to drive slowly and carefully. Features
often include traffic calming, shared surfaces, trees and planters, benches
and play areas. Developed by the Children's Play Council, UK.
67. I Walk to School <http://www.iwalktoschool.org/> International Walk
to School Day gives children, parents, school teachers and community leaders
an opportunity to be part of a global event as they celebrate the many
benefits of walking. In 2003, approximately 3 million walkers from 29
countries walked to school together for various reasons - all hoping to
create communities that are safe places to walk.
68. Illich Archives - on Society and Technology
<http://www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk/~ira/illich/> One of the most radical and
profound political and social thinkers in the second half of the twentieth
century. His aim is to analyze the institutional structures of
industrialized society and to provide both rigorous criticism and a set of
69. INSnet <http://www.insnet.org> seeks to create awareness by
offering access to news, opinions and information sources related to the
broad field of sustainable development.
70. IISD - International Institute for Sustainable Development (Canada)
<http://www.iisd.org/> advancing policy recommendations on international
trade and investment, economic policy, climate change, measurement and
indicators, and natural resource management to make development sustainable.
71. International Pedestrian Lexicon
72. ITDP - Institute for Transportation & Development Policy
(Very important source of information and international collaboration.)
73. ITDP - International Forum for Rural Transport and Development
<http://ifrtd.gn.apc.org/> : global network of individuals and
representatives from government, academia, multilateral and bilateral donor
agencies, consultancies, technical institutions, national and international
NGOs, and community organisations.
74. INTRANSNET <http://ecoplan.org/wtpp/general/www.intransnet.org> , a
network of excellence of transport research laboratories in Europe funded
within the 5th framework RTD programme of the EU. The project offers a high
quality marketing option for all European transport research facilities via
the web directory.
75. Joseph Rowntree Foundation <http://www.jrf.org.uk>
76. Less Traffic <http://www.lesstraffic.com>
77. Liftshare <http://www.liftshare.com%20>
78. Partners for Livable Communities (USA) <http://www.livable.com/>
nonprofit organization working to restore and renew our communities.
Partners has over twenty-five years of experience in solving community
problems by providing information, leadership and guidance that help
communities help themselves.
79. Living Streets (Pedestrians' Association, UK)
80. Ministère de l'écologie et du développement durable (France)
81. Mobility management in companies - TOOLBOX
<http://www.mobilitymanagement.be/english/index.htm> The toolbox is a search
facility to help companies develop their own mobility plan, and to help them
promote effectively the use of public transport, collective company
transport, car-pooling, walking and cycling for home-work journeys. It has
been developed by a consortium of European specialists in mobility
82. MOSES (EU)) <http://www.moses-europe.org/> mobility services for
urban sustainability - will develop mobility services to reduce dependence
on the private car on a European scale - without restricting mobility.
83. MOSES Newsletter <http://184.108.40.206/moses/body.asp?page==6>
84. MO.VE Forum <http://www.move-forum.net> - an international,
non-governmental, permanent, observatory on Sustainable Mobility in urban
areas. (EU program)
85. MOST - European project on mobility services for urban
sustainability (mostly car sharing) <http://mo.st/index_msie.html>
86. MOST - Moving on Sustainable Transportation (Transport Canada
87. Moving the Economy. (Canada) <http://www.movingtheeconomy.ca/>
88. Murdoch ISTP (Australia) <http://wwwistp.murdoch.edu.au/>
New Mobility.com <http://www.newmobility.com>
- "the Web site for New Mobility Magazine and the leading online resource
for Disability Culture and Lifestyle. Newmobility.com is a tremendous
research and communication tool for anyone with an interest in disability
89. Northwest Environment Watch <http://www.northwestwatch.org>
90. OECD EST Program - Environmentally Sustainable Transport
<http://www.oecd.org/about/0,2337,en_2649_34363_1_1_1_1_1,00.html> : The
OECD initiated in 1994 this international project to define and chart a path
towards Environmentally Sustainable Transport. The EST project attempts to
demonstrate what strategies to achieve EST might look like, as well as their
economic and social impacts, considering long-term environmental issues.
91. Oneworld Net <http://www.oneworld.org/>
92. Partners for Sustainable Development (UN)
93. Pedestrians Organization <http://www.pedestrians.org>
94. Pedestrians Association (UK) <http://www.pedestrians.org.uk>
95. Planning Bibliographies
96. Policy Studies Institut (UK)e <http://www.psi.org.uk/index.htm>
97. Right of Way <http://www.rightofway.org>
98. Rachel's Environmental & Health Weekly
99. Realdania Foundation (Denmark) <http://www.realdania.dk> a major
Danish foundation whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the
built environment by creating new qualities, and preserving existing ones,
in the built environment in Denmark.
100. Road Danger Reduction Forum
101. Road Rage (UK) <http://www.roadrage.org.uk%20> .
102. Rocky Mountain Institute <http://www.rmi.org/index.html>
103. Road Peace <http://www.roadpeace.org.uk>
104. Safe Routes to Schools (USA) <http://www.saferoutestoschools.org>
105. Sierra Club
106. Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP)
107. Tri-State Transportation Campaign (USA) <http://www.tstc.org/>
108. Scientists for Global Responsibility <http://www.gn.apc.org/sgr/>
109. Slower Speeds Initiative <http://www.slower-speeds.org.uk%20>
110. Social Exclusion & Transport
111. SPARC (India) <http://www.tlcnetwork.org>
112. Stockholm Challenge (Sweden)</< a>
113. Stockholm Partnerships for Sustainable Cities (Sweden)
114. SustainAbility <http://www.sustainability.com/home.asp> : "The
world's leading business consultancy on corporate responsibility and
115. Sustainability Report <http://www.sustreport.org/news/news.html> :
Affiliated with the Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability
116. Sustainable Development Communications Network (SDCN)
<http://www.sdcn.org/> : "a group of leading civil society organizations
seeking to accelerate the implementation of sustainable development through
broader, integrated information and communications about what we know."
117. Sustrans (South East Asia and the Pacific)
<http://www.geocities.com/sustrannet/> Email discussion list devoted to
people-centred, equitable and sustainable transport with a focus on
developing countries (the 'Global South').
118. Sustrans (UK) <http://www.sustrans.org.uk/webcode/home.asp>
119. TDM Encyclopedia (Canada) <http://www.vtpi.org/tdm/>
120. Transed <http://transed.jp/> International Conference on Mobility
and Transport for the Elderly and Disabled is
121. Transport 2000 <http://www.transport2000.org.uk/>
122. The Transport Web <http://www.transportweb.com/> : We are here to
help you identify information and services available to the Transport World.
We have a number of transport databases which are fully searchable.
123. Transportation Alternatives (USA) <http://www.transalt.org/>
124. TRB - Transportation Research Board (USA) <http://www.trb.org/>
125. UITP Sustainable Development Working Group
126. UK Environment Agency <http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk>
127. United Nations Car Free Days Program <http://www.uncfd.org>
128. United Nations Sustainable Development Program
129. Union of Concerned Scientists <http://www.ucsusa.org/transportation>
130. UTSG Archives (UK) <http://?www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/utsg.html>
Universities' Transport Study Group. Well organised expert discussions of
sustainable mobility issues and approaches, with notices on events and
academic openings, mainly in Britain. Run by the Institute for Transport
Studies of Leeds University.
131. Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Canada
<http://www.vtpi.org%20> :An independent research organization dedicated to
developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems.
Provide a variety of resources available free at this website to help
improve transportation planning and policy analysis. Research is among the
most current available and has been widely applied.
132. Walk21 (Denmark) <http://..www.walk21.com> is a global partnership
of experts that focuses on providing conferences, training and consultancy
services, with the aim of raising international awareness of walking issues
and supporting professionals in the development and delivery of best
practice. Director: Rodney Tolley.
133. Walkable communities, Inc. (USA)
134. WHO related links
135. WHO World Health Day <http://www.who.int/world-health-day/>
136. WISIONS (Germany, Switzerland)
<http://www.wisions.net/pages/wisions.htm> WISIONS is an initiative of the
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, organised with the
support of the Swiss-based foundation ProEvolution, to foster practical
sustainable energy projects.
137. World CarFree Days Collaborative
138. World CarShare Consortium
139. World Bank <http://www.worldbank.org/>
140. Worldcarfree.net <http://www.worldcarfree.net/> will be a
clearinghouse of information from around the world on how to revitalise our
towns and cities and create a sustainable future.
141. World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Climate & Energy, CSR, Scenarios, Global Compact, Trade & Env. includes
links to relevant WBCSD reports
142. World Resource Institute (USA) <http://www.wri.org>
143. World Transport Policy and Practice - Journal
144. Worldwatch Institute <http://www.worldwatch.org/>
145. WWF <http://www.worldwildlife.org/>
146. Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (Germany)
147. Young TransNet <http://www.yptin.org.uk> (National Children's
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