[sustran] What lessons can America learn from the rest of the world . . .?"

eric britton eric.britton at ecoplan.org
Sat Jan 17 22:26:50 JST 2009

“What lessons can America learn from the rest of the world . . .?”


Game Plan for group project as of 16 Jan. 09


Topic:  You are invited to contribute a short statement/recommendation (250
words max!!) outlining a single concept, policy, practice, project, program
idea that you feel the Obama transportation  team will do well to look at
seriously as they prepare to lead transportation policy in America for the
next four years. 


Organization: An informal group initiative being organized under the
editorial direction of Eric Britton and the New Mobility Agenda. The idea is
to tap the rich backgrounds, knowledge  and imaginations of the more than
two thousand colleagues and groups who regularly share information, ideas
and materials under the various focus programs of the Agenda. Colleagues
around the world are being invited to share their thoughts and
recommendations in succinct form as a group compilation, being organized and
presented by Britton who has been invited to serve as one of the panel
members, with a particular responsibility for providing international
coverage of perspectives. 


Background:  Selected contributions to be posted to National Journal 2009
Transportation Expert  Panel: http://transportation.nationaljournal.com/ to
open up this question on Monday a.m., 26 Jan. 2009


Submittal deadline – Friday, 23 January 2009


Subject heading:  “What lessons can America learn from the rest of the world
. . .?” (kindly retain this heading exactly for Search
%22&submit=Search&charset=ISO-8859-1>  purposes, see below)


Post your proposed recommendation to: editor at newmobility.org 

-          who will review, possibly contact you with minor editorial/layout
suggestions, then post to the New Mobility Café  where you can view all
items to date via
%22&submit=Search&charset=ISO-8859-1> &submit=Search&charset=ISO-8859-1 


Submittal format (As below, kindly respect):


1.     Message from (Country name)


2.     Subject line (10 words max. to set stage for entry)


3.     Text: 250 words max!!! (Yes I know it’s hard)


4.     URL Ref: (As available to support your entry)


5.     Signature block (3 lines, my example)

Eric Britton – eric.britton at newmobility.org 

New Mobility Partnerships – www.newmobility.org 

Paris, France 


Updates: It upon reflection and/or  upon reviewing the other commentaries
you wish to modify your original presentation, please send your revised text
to editor at newmobility.org


Sharing this invitation: Please do if you have colleagues or lists whom you
think may be able to come up with additional ideas and entries.





Idea Joggers – Just in case


In the unlikely event that nothing comes to mind immediately, you may want
to run down this list to see if you get an idea-joggers for an entry. It is
cryptic and chaotic, but brings up some interesting concepts. (Additions to
this rough list are very welcome).



1.     "Strategies for the screamers" 

2.     "They are supposed to scream" 

3.     “Free” public transport 

4.     “Slugging”

5.     “Wrong way”  bike lanes

6.     Active
%20produce%20active%20travel%20directions%20.pdf>  travel directions 

7.     Activity nodes/clustering 

8.     Alternating odd/even license plates 

9.     Auto-free <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-Car_Zone>  zone

10.  Award  <http://ecoplan.org/general/prizes-2005.htm> & prize programs 

11.  Barriers to change 

12.  Behavior modification

13.  Bicycle helmets

14.  Bicycle university 

15.  Bike and Walk Summit 

16.  Bike <http://www.ecoplan.org/carfreeday/EarthCFD/kits/bikedelivery.htm>
delivery services  

17.  Bike/transit
<http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ped_bike/univcourse/swless09.htm>  interface 

18.  Bollards

19.  Blogs

20.  Breathing streets (weekends and holidays) 

21.  Bus Rapid <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_rapid_transit>  Transit

22.  Car buy-back programs

23.  Car Clubs <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carsharing>  

24.  Car control strategies 

25.  Carfree Cities <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carfree_Cities>  

26.  Carfree Days  <Http://worldcarfreeday.com> 

27.  Carfree housing

28.  Carfree Sundays

29.  Car pool <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ride_sharing>  

30.  Car reduction schemes

31.  Car rental innovations

32.  Car-like mobility  <http://ecoplan.org/kyoto/challenge/20-20.htm#car>

33.  Carpooling

34.  Carsharing <Http://worldcarshare.com>  

35.  CarSharing - city strategies

36.  CarSharing city label programs (Pairs Label Autopartage)

37.  CarSharing laws or ordinances

38.  Carte Orange (fare cards)

39.  Change Management <http://www.vtpi.org/tdm/tdm114.htm>  

40.  Children's and school programs 

41.  Ciclovias

42.  Citizen activism and dialogue 

43.  City cycle programs (shared use) 

44.  City to city projects

45.  CIVITAS Forum

46.  Clean vehicles and fuels (how to . . ) 

47.  Clear Zones <http://www.clearzones.org.uk/>  

48.  Climate/Transportation Initiatives

49.  Co-housing <http://www.cohousing.org/overview.aspx>  

50.  Community outreach

51.  Community Street Audit  <http://www.levelofservice.com/> 

52.  Community Transportation <http://www.ctaa.org/>  

53.  Commuting alternatives

54.  Company <http://www.taxistop.be/toolbox/english/about.htm>  mobility

55.  Complete <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complete_streets>  streets

56.  Congestion <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congestion_charging>  charging

57.  Congestion pricing

58.  Contingency Planning <http://www.vtpi.org/tdm/tdm123.htm>  

59.  Continuity (of programs, people)

60.  Cops on bikes

61.  Cops on skates 

62.  Critical Mass <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_Mass> , bike and
skate "masses" 


64.  Cycling access and support 

65.  Demand-responsive
972/>  transport (DRT) 

66.  Dial A Ride 

67.  Digital hitchhiking

68.  Directories/libraries of transport innovations

69.  Distance work 

70.  Downtown revitalization support 

71.  Driver training 

72.  Dynamic transit systems 

73.  Economic instruments 

74.  Education

75.  Elderly and handicapped transport

76.  Electric or ecological vehicles (??) 

77.  ELTIS, the European Local Transport Information Service

78.  Employer contributions

79.  Employer transport programs 

80.  Enforcement Strategies

81.  Enforcement technologies

82.  Enforcement/penalties

83.  Enforcement

84.  EPOMM - European Platform on Mobility Management

85.  Ethics vs. rules on the street 

86.  EU programs/approaches

87.  Eurocities

88.  e-Work <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-Work>  

89.  Exemplary cities (outstanding examples including such as Zürich, Paris,
Vauban, Strasburg, Seville, Amsterdam, etc. etc. Please add your candidates
to this list.)

90.  Fair Transport Labeling 

91.  First half-hour free

92.  Flexible working hours

93.  Flextime

94.  Free public <http://www.leda.ils.nrw.de/database/measures/meas0270.htm>

95.  Freight <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freight_bicycle>  bicycle 

96.  Freight/goods movement innovations

97.  Full cost pricing

98.  Funding sustainable transport 

99.  GART (national associations of  city transport planners)

100.                Goods movement and delivery 

101.                Green
<http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/200607/greenstreets.asp>  streets 

102.                Health and Fitness <http://www.vtpi.org/tdm/tdm102.htm>

103.                Hitch-hiking <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitch-hiking>
ganized+Hitchhiking%22&sa=N&tab=nw>  and other) 

104.                Home delivery services 

105.                Home
ds.html>  zones 

106.                HOV strategies 

107.                Human transport 

108.                Inclusive transport (including for elderly and disabled
people and others with mobility limitations) 

109.                Innovations
<http://www.transact.org/library/factsheets/housing.asp>  in Integrated
Transport and Land-use Planning 

110.                International institutions (how to use) 

111.                International peer support 

112.                Internship exchange programs

113.                Internship programs

114.                Job creation in transport sector

115.                Knoogle (www.Knoogle.net)

116.                Land use/New Mobility interfaces 

117.                Land value <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_value_tax>

118.                Land-use strategies

119.                Lane Diets 

120.                Leading by Example 

121.                Line taxis

122.                Livable streets

123.                Living <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_street>

124.                Local
tm>  Agenda 21 

125.                Locational efficiency

126.                London black taxis (Handicapped transport add-ons)

127.                Low
&charset=ISO-8859-1>  car diet 

128.                Low-occupancy vehicle (LOV) strategies

129.                Media, film, audio, webcasting 

130.                Metros and
<http://www.ecoplan.org/briefs/general/strategies.htm#ignore>  New Mobility 

131.                Minibus services

132.                Mixed-use

133.                Mixed-use development

134.                Mobil telephony interface 

135.                Mobilien

136.                Mobility
<http://www.epommweb.org/twomm.phtml?site=3&title=1>  center 

137.                Mobility <http://www.epommweb.org/twomm_home.phtml>

138.                Mondermans

139.                Motorized <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mcstdc/>

140.                Movement substitutes 

141.                Multi-Modal Access <http://www.vtpi.org/tdm/tdm113.htm>

142.                Neighborhood initiatives 

143.                Neighborhood
<http://www.aa.uidaho.edu/iurdc/info/streets.html>  streets 

144.                Neighborhood/zone access restrictions

145.                New carsharing applications

146.                New media

147.                New mobility hubs

148.                New Mobility "Star" program (NMA strategies for small

149.                New Mobility strategies

150.                New Urbanism <http://www.vtpi.org/tdm/tdm24.htm> :
Clustered, Mixed-Use, Multi-Modal Neighborhood Design 

151.                Night taxis

152.                Non-motorized transport 

153.                Not going there (the options) 

154.                Obesity
<http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/kidswalk/index.htm>  strategies 

155.                Obesity/Mobility Summit 

156.                Odd/even vehicle access restrictions

157.                Organizing hitchhiking

158.                Paid Parking <http://www.cities21.org/paidParking.htm>  

159.                Paratransit <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paratransit>  

160.                Park + Ride <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_and_ride>

161.                Parking management <http://www.vtpi.org/tdm/tdm28.htm>  

162.                Parking prices

163.                Parking signage/reservation systems

164.                Parking strategies

165.                Parking-removal of

166.                Paying for public transportation (new ways to)

167.                PBS - Public bicycle systems

168.                Pedestrian-friendly streets and roads

169.                Pedestrianization

170.                Pico y placa
<http://www.bogota-dc.com/trans/bog-tra.htm>   (odd even scheme)

171.                Play
<http://www.livingstreets.org.uk/page.php?pageid=128&currentPage=3>  streets

172.                Post buses

173.                Pots and paint 

174.                Private parking innovations and variations

175.                Private sector initiatives 

176.                Propinquity <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propinquity>
(as policy) 

177.                Public art

178.                Public
>  Awareness and Behavior Change 

179.                Public information programs

180.                Public participation 

181.                Public <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_spaces>

182.                Public transport priority access

183.                Public
port+should+be+free%22&submit=Search&charset=UTF-8>  transport should be

184.                Public/private partnerships 

185.                Publications

186.                Quiet streets (French)

187.                Radio

188.                Rail transit (where it fits in) 

189.                Reduce
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NewMobilityCafe/message/1664>  traffic

190.                Residential parking

191.                Reverse commuting 

192.                Rickshaws, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rickshaw>
Pedicabs, and Trishaw Cycles 

193.                Ride-sharing <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ride_sharing>

194.                Road diets <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_diet>
(lane narrowing) 

195.                Road <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_pricing>
pricing, tolls 

196.                Road safety (radical enforcement) 

197.                Roundabouts

198.                Rural carsharing

199.                Rural transport

200.                Scan, select, quantify, target 

201.                Segregated <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_path>
cycle facilities 

202.                Selling your message to the community 

203.                Senior/Non-driver Local Summit 

204.                Shared <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Share_taxi>  and
group taxis 

205.                Shared ride

206.                Shared <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shared_space>

207.                Shared Zone

208.                Shared transport

209.                Simulations and visual scenarios 

210.                Slow streets (15, 30, 50 kph)

211.                Slow zones 

212.                Slowth

213.                Slugging <http://www.slug-lines.com/>  

214.                Smart Congestion <http://www.vtpi.org/cong_relief.pdf>

215.                Smart Fare cards

216.                Smart <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_Growth>

217.                Smart
parking strategies 

218.                Soft
<http://www.iapsc.org.uk/presentations/1205_P_Goodwin.pdf>  transport

219.                South/North
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sustran-discuss/>  transfers 

220.                Stadium transport

221.                Street as a place of work 

222.                STREET CODE (CODE DE LA ROUTE)

223.                Street furniture

224.                Street
36/$File/Southbank+Plan+3006+-+Activating+Street+Life.pdf>  life 

225.                Street narrowing

226.                Street obstacles 

227.                Street people 

228.                Street surface modification

229.                Street strategies 

230.                Street venders and commerce 

231.                Suburban <http://www.suburbansolutions.ac.uk/index.aspx>

232.                Surveillance

233.                Sustainable mobility strategies 

234.                Swedish Xbox

235.                Task Force (local) creation 

236.                Taxation changes

237.                Taxi innovations

238.                TDM - Transportation Demand <http://www.vtpi.org/tdm/>

239.                Telecommuting

240.                Television

241.                Telework <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommuting>  

242.                Ten
<http://transport.arubi.uni-kl.de/news/VeloCity_en.html>  Point Pedaling
Action Program 

243.                The Mayors' Game 

244.                Ticketless Public Transport 

245.                TOD - Transit-Oriented Development

246.                Tolls <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toll_roads>  

247.                Traffic barriers

248.                Traffic calming

249.                Traffic cells

250.                Traffic signal removal/rationalization

251.                Traffic restraint (Demand management) 

252.                Traffic slowing

253.                Traffic stoppers

254.                Training innovations

255.                Transit pass concepts

256.                Transit stations and interfaces 

257.                Transit strikes 

258.                Transportation brokerage 

259.                Travel information systems 

260.                Travel plans <http://www.travelplans.org.uk/index2.html>

261.                Travelchoice <http://www.travelchoice.org.uk>  

262.                Unified access and ticketing 

263.                University,
<http://www.ecoplan.org/wtpp/general/universities.htm>  campus transport

264.                Urban freeway removal (Seoul)

265.                Urban

266.                Utility <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utility_cycling>

267.                Value <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_capture>

268.                Vanpool <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanpool>  

269.                Vehicle
Buy Back Program ("Trash your car", Old Car Buy Back program, Une
4037>  voiture de moins, Vehicle
scrappage programs) 

270.                Video diaries/open blog 

271.                VISION ZERO (Sweden, road safety)

272.                Walk to <http://www.iwalktoschool.org/>  school 

273.                Walkability audit

274.                Walkability
<http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-60499.html>  index 

275.                Walkable communities <http://www.walkable.org>  

276.                Walking

277.                Walking as transport 

278.                Web sites 

279.                Witkar 

280.                Women, Equity and <http://www.gatnet.net>  Transport 

281.                Woonerfs
ds.html>  (Woonerven) 

282.                xTransit <http://www.xtransit.org/>  (The Third Way) 

283.                Zero
>  carbon projects 

284.                Zero



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