Does anyone else have any suggestions for "must read" resources that are right on target for Sustran-discuss?
Excellent and timely question Paul. Indeed we have been asking ourselves the same for some time.
So . . . . we have been working on it for the last month under our New Mobility Partnerships program, and if you click to http://www.knowledge.newmobility.org you will see our present take. (Give it a bit of time to load since the PowerPoint presentation is pretty hefty.). I have cut out the ‘contents’ and placed them at the end of this note, in case you are not able to access the full (big and slow, sorry!) site
Big as it is – and I am trying very hard to keep it clean of programs and site that do not fit our (a) very practical, (b) low carbon/environmentally kind, (c) resource economical, (d) space efficient, (e) near term, (f) present technology, (g) relatively low-cost, (h) social equity, and of course (i) international policy and practice orientation – there are still some great sources out there that we still need to put our fingers on.
My hope is, above all, that you will find some use in this – and every bit as much that all of you will come back with your additions, suggestions and critical remarks.
I intend to keep working on this and you will always have the latest version at your service at http://www.knowledge.newmobility.org.
Thanks for your help in this.
On Behalf Of Paul Barter
Sent: Wednesday, 6 August 2008 10:47
Subject: [Sustran] The City Fix Blog - well worth a read
I have nothing to do with the City Fix Blog, in case you think this
message is going to sound like an advertisement.
But I think it should be a "must read" for anyone interested in urban
transport policy in developing countries (the same focus as
sustran-discuss in other words). Even though it has been going since Jan
2007, I only found out about it a few months ago.
Check it out at http://thecityfix.com/. It is a group blog with varied
writers and was created by the folks at EMBARQ.
Some notable recent items there include:
* Why Is TransMilenio Still So Special?
* Towards a Better BRT Taxonomy
* The Amazing Egg Laying Wool Milk Sow
* A Look Inside Beijing's Subway
* From Busway to BRT < http://thecityfix.com/from-busway-to-brt
Does anyone else have any suggestions for "must read" resources that are right on target for sustran-discuss?
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