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  • eric.britton@ecoplan.org
    Thursday, May 06, 2004, Paris, France, Europe Dear Colleagues: As part of our radical make-over of the New Mobility Agenda/World Transport web site, the latest
    Message 1 of 1 , May 6, 2004
      Thursday, May 06, 2004, Paris, France, Europe

      Dear Colleagues:

      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
      full attention.

      With all good wishes,

      Eric Britton

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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
      more often).

      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/>
      See http://www.unicef.org/search.php?q==Child+Friendly+Cities&Go.x==9&Go.y==9
      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
      as case-study.

      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
      Media Player

      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
      transportation choices

      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
      <http://www.euractiv.com/cgi-bin/cgint.exe/367985-770?11&1011==foctran> We
      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
      alternative concepts.

      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 <>

      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
      program) <http://www.tc.gc.ca/programs/environment/most/menu.htm>
      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
      <http://www.btinternet.com/~spokes/isitsaf1.htm> .

      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
      sustainable development."

      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
      <http://www.wbcsd.ch/plugins/workspace/default.asp?WSpaceId==NjE> Coverage:
      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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