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  • The menu to your left provides one-click links to a number of international discussion fora which serve specific interest groups exchanging ideas and information in areas closely related to the concerns of this program. You may wish to check into these and eventually participate as your time and taste allow. (We do however invite you energetically to read our Welcoming Note here before actually participating actively in any of our fora. Kind thanks for taking the time to do this)

    Email overload? No problem. Click on the forum in question to the Members link on the immediate left, then to "Edit Membership" and following the simple instructions put yourself down for the Daily Digest, preferably in their quite nice "Fully Featured" version.

    Search: There are pretty good internal Search tools in each forum for locating words, topics and issues in most of the following. These help to turn what otherwise are just one-time messages into useful databases. Give it a try using your selected keywords.

  • The New Mobility Cafe
    The Cafe is the main watering hole for the Agenda: offering a free, public, flexible discussion space for people and groups who feel that our transportation systems need to be, and can be made to be, more sustainable and more just -- and who wish to freely exchange ideas and information about it. The Cafe also serves the following programs:
    • Reinventing Transport in Cities
    • New Mobility City Dialogues
    • New Mobility Partnerships

    It also, for now at least, is the place where all communications in association with World Streets are registered.

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  • World Transport Forum
    This forum goes back more than a decade, and at present serves more than five hundred transportation experts, activists and policy makers world wide. The main business of the forum is to provide support and interactive discussion space for the Journal of World Transport Policy and Practice. For exchanges of a more general nature and strategic materials relating to the transport/environment theme, we point you to the New Mobility Agenda and its Cafe (see above)

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  • World Streets Forum
    The World Streets forum serves as a depository for all postings and messages specifically related to the journal and its activities. They appear there in the order originally posted.

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  • World Carshare Cafe
    . . . offers a free shared central repository of documents, information, experience and counsel for people and groups around the world who feel that the idea of some creative reshuffling our attitudes and use of cars might be in order, at least for some people and some places.

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  • World City Bike Forum
    This moderated forum offers a flexible discussion space and shared library - given over specifically to exchanges of information, sources and ideas for people and groups around the world interested in city or public bikes. It is intended to be a useful supplement to the public information you will find at the World City Bike site.

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  • Global South - Sustran Network :
    The Sustainable Transport Action Network for Asia & the Pacific -- an email discussion list devoted to people-centered, equitable and sustainable transport with a focus on developing countries (the 'Global South'). Sustran: a major discussion forum on urban transport in developing countries." Discussions are well focused, expert-based and of very high quality.

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  • Kyoto World Cities Forum
    Welcome to our reserved communications center, message archive and shared library. The list is lightly moderated to make sure that the exchanges are in line with our time-pressed colleagues' interests -- and keeping in mind our obstinate single focus on implementing practical, low cost, near term reforms in our cites. For more general discussions about new mobility and other transport related issues, we would point you to our very lively New Mobility Idea Factory,

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  • Lots Less Cars in Cities Forum
    "What we are looking at here is not quite zero cars (in most places) but, let us say, many fewer cars in our cities, a more tranquil environment, and a lot more safe and happy people." Free flow exchanges and shared information on how to address and achieve "less car" solutions to the challenges of transport in cities. Lots on non-motorized transport and car/traffic reduction measures. Rather informal and laid-back.

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  • GATNET - Gender and Transport
    This is the discussion group of a community of practice that began with a program on mainstreaming Gender into the World Bank's Transport Sector. It is open to all those who are interested in issues relating to improving mobility and access for poor women and men in developing countries.

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  • UTSG Archives:
    Universities' Transport Study Group. Well organized 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.

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  • Land/Value Capture Cafe
    But how are we ever going to pay for all this? Check out our very busy Land Cafe if you are on the lookout for new thinking on this critical topic.

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  • Google Group Discussions on sustainability:
    A potpourri of several thousand discussions and messages relating to our topic and coming from many places, presented here in chronological order.

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  • Car Free Discussions:
    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 auto-centric perspectives. Very personal, laid back approach.

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  • Institute for Transportation and Development Policy Newsletter
    The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) was set up in 1985, to promote environmentally sustainable and equitable transportation policies and projects worldwide.

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  • Transportation Alternatives
    NYC-area non-profit citizens group working for better bicycling, walking and public transit, and fewer cars. We work for safer, calmer neighborhood streets and car-free parks

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  • Transportation Communications Newsletter
    The Transportation Communications Newsletter is a free daily e-mail publication which provides news and information related to all aspects of communications in the transportation field. This includes a wide variety of topics such as: public and community relations, ITS, traveler information, outreach, and transportation operations. All modes of transport are included.

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