Links to Resources
World Wide Web

Links to Transit Operations

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Carfree Cities - the web site that goes with the book. Carfree Cities proposes a delightful solution to the vexing problem of urban automobiles.

The Victoria Transport Policy Instiute is an independent research organization developing innovative strategies for efficient and equitable transportation. Dozens of reports are available on full cost accounting, transportation demand management, pavement reduction, transit, bicycling, walking, and traffic calming. Their Online TDM Encyclopedia offers a comprehensive resource for transportation demand management planning and analysis.

Detour Publications is a non-profit, on-line bookstore offering many titles on sustainable passenger and freight transport, urban planning, "smart growth," and climate change.

Auto-Free New York works to improve transit, cut car use, and remake streets for people.

Cyburbia: The Planning and Architecture Internet Resource Center contains a comprehensive directory of Internet resources relevant to planning, architecture, urbanism and other topics related to the built environment. Cyburbia also contains information about architecture and planning related mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups, and hosts several interactive message areas.

Transportation and Community and System Presevation Pilot Program at the US Department of Transportation.

Myths of Light Rail - Dissected

Light Rail , in cooperation with the Dutch magazine Blauwe Kamer, offers the Light Rail Atlas, a comprehensive source of information about tram systems around the world.

"Expansion Induces Traffic" , a page at the Sierra Club about induced traffic.

Light Rail Transit Association provides a host of useful information about Light Rail Vehicles (LRV)/trams/streetcars/trolleys or whatever people are calling them this week.

"Coming Around Again" - an article about the resurgence of streetcars (trams)

Light Rail Atlas - Holland's Light Rail-pages for a world audience.

The Electric Tbus Group supports the use of electric trolley buses in London.

The International Lightrail Network provides information on light rail systems from a northern European perspective

The North American Light Rail Information Site provides information on the North American Light Rail industry and to assist in the growth, advancement, development, and expansion of the North American light rail industry and its employees

Surface Transportation Policy Project ("Transact") works to promote a "diversified transportation system." They also publish the Mean Streets report annually.

Railway Technology : The Website for the Railway Industry. Exhaustive and excellent source of data on railroading.

POLIS is an association of European cities and regions working together on transport and environmental issues, in particular via innovative technologies, policies and funding systems.

Earth Carfree Days Collaborative (19 April 2001).

"Methadone for Road Hogs" Richard Risemberg in the New Colonist on Zero Emission Vehilces... and why they don't help.

Openbaar Reisinformatie is an example of how public transport information should be made available to the public

Richard Register on electric cars.

Sustainable Urban Transport Project aims to help cities meet this challenge and achieve their sustainable transport goals, through the dissemination of information about international experience and targeted work with particular cities.

he New Mobility Agenda from Ecoplan

Swede Track makes innovative proposals for automated overhead people movers.

Mike's Rail Photos and other rail information (mainly streetcars)

TramTrain: The 2nd Generation: New Criteria for the "Ideal TramTrain City"

TranStats The Intermodal Transportation Database

Bogotá designs transportation for people, not cars and is becoming a world leader in improving quality of life at low cost.

DENZELDRIVE Carsharing (Austria) General description of Carsharing Locations all over Austria Partners in public traffic and motorized traffic (e.g. car rental)

Metro Bits some aspects of the world's subway systems

Austin Analytics is a UK-based public transport specialist, focusing on policy analysis, including economic, financial, and statistical analysis.

Travel on ELTIS (the European Local Transport Information Service).

Moving the Economy promotes sustainable transport and inventories 150 case studies in which sustainable transport yielded measured economic benefits.

The Thunderhead Alliance is a coalition of state and local bicycle advocacy groups.

UITP Better passenger information contributes to public transport ridership

COST Transport and the COST 339 initiative for small Euro-container standard.

Parry People Movers supplies light tramway systems for smaller towns, and light rail vehicles for use on regional railways. They have developed an off-wire tram technology.

Village Technology has proposed the SMARTram, an interesting approach to providing local transit in downtown areas.

Streetcar Philadelphia is an informal photo essay showing Philadelphia's streetcar system twenty years ago, and today.

Kevin Karplus maintains a large list of useful transportation, bicycle, and urban planning links.

Free Public Transit: Everyone benefits - everyone pays

World Bank Group Urban Transport Strategy Review. "Urban sprawl is likely to increase to the detriment of public transport, reducing accessibility and services for the poor. The World Bank's Urban Transport Strategy Review will prepare for this challenge."

RailFind UK railway website directory

EEVL is the UK Gateway to quality reviewed engineering resources on the Internet.

World Carshare Consortium was set up under The Commons in early 1998 as a free, cooperative international information sharing and communications program in support of carsharing projects worldwide.

TrafficLinq traffic and transportation start page.

Public Transport Users Association  

The Carfree Database contains data of the carfree communting behavior and car ownership rates for all communities in the United States

Citycarshare in San Francisco. is a new type of online car sharing application that allows you to search for sharers using cutting edge technology, maps and personal profiling for free! is a rail site.

National BRT Institute facilitates the sharing of knowledge and innovation for increasing speed, efficiency, and reliability of high-capacity bus service

Vermont Rail Advocacy Network works to restore rail service in Vermont

PhillyCarShare in Philadelphia, of course.

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