Taras Grescoe @grescoe
“NASA has deared automobiles are the largest net contributor of climate change pollution in the world.”
Your regular reminder that cars aren’t part of the problem—they *are* the problem.
[And replacing 1.3 billion gas cars with EVs isn’t going to help.]
Carlton Reid @carltonreid
Motorists: enjoy it while you can cos the “after” pic below is the future.
“The curb lane is some of the most valuable land on Earth,” said Donald Shoup, a transportation professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. “I think that’s our biggest mistake, to take some of the most valuable land on Earth and give it away, free, to cars.”
Street parking doesn’t just take away space. It can inform how people get around. “Parking is one of the things that has a really powerful impact on people’s decisions whether to drive or not,” said Daniel Firth, transportation director at C40 Cities, a network of more than 100 cities around the world with ambitious climate goals.
Shoup and others have found that underpriced street parking keeps people driving in cities, even in those that have good alternative transport options. More people driving means more city traffic – increasing congestion and pumping out pollution.
But cities that want to price, or even convert, free street parking face obstacles – and not just from drivers. Most cities don’t have enough information about how their curbs are used, making it difficult to decide how to manage this valuable space.
Marco Te Brömmelstroet
Roadkill Bill by Avidor
Marco Te Brömmelstroet Nov 3, 2021
Let’s STOP with road safety campaigns that target our children.
Instead of taking the danger away (as we do in many other domains), we instead normalize the traffic violence that we inflict on them.
No positive impact on any meaningful dimension:
Is no bike lane safe? (TikTok handle: spncrr)
What kind of awareness quotient are we looking for? What more about climate change does anyone need to know? What else is there to say?
Sarah MillerJune 29, 2021,
Stop Killing our Children examines how road danger damages us all, whatever our age and however we travel, and questions our collective blindness to both its cause and remedy.The 40-minute, crowdfunded film is narrated by the BBC’s John Simpson and features interviews with Chris Boardman, Dr Rachel Aldred, Dr Ian Walker, George Monbiot and the founders of the Stop de Kindermoord movement amongst others. Please help turn the tide against road danger. Please share this film. Email us at email@example.com
02/11/2021 in Latest news
A new report from the University of Hertfordshire spotlights several schemes that could make an immediate impact to reduce car dependancy outside of cities.
Led by Smart Transport chair Professor Stephen Joseph, The Future of Transport Outside Cities report highlights how cities dominate research and policy discussions about transport, even though ‘Shire’ counties are responsible for 74% of the UK’s transport emissions.
Despite a reduction in car use during the pandemic, the transport sector remained the largest emitter of carbon emissions in 2020 (at 29.8%). Therefore, transport is key to any strategy aiming to combat climate change.
Both dressed in black. One has the potential to kill. But rather than attack the source of the problem we have decided to label children as ‘vulnerable road users’ and shame them into wearing bright clothes that we know do not work. Sad
03 November 2021
A survey seeking to capture a ‘snapshot’ of how transport professionals feel about the future is being carried out by the University of the West of England.
Researchers are seeking the views of professionals, along with volunteers and campaigners in the sector, on how they think transport will change between now and 2035.
Steve Melia, lecturer in transport and planning at the University of the West of England, said: “This is a rapid review at a time of great uncertainty for transport. What difference will climate change and decarbonisation make?
“Will the changes we saw during the lockdowns endure or evaporate? What place will the car have in future patterns of movement?
“This survey aims to take a snapshot and to analyse the relationships between what we believe and what we expect to happen.”
The deadline for feedback is 15 November. https://uwe.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2h2pdmVGybjA53o