Related Initiatives

SMART receives some great links to sustainable transportation initiatives and groups from around the world. We post them here as they come in. See also knoogle, a search engine for news and groups related to sustainable transportation. Note that this posting is neither proactive nor comprehensive.

  • CARE-North – The aim of CARE-North is to develop a comprehensive, strategic and practical approach to urban and regional transport/accessibility in the North Sea Region in the context of climate change and declining oil supplies.
  • Electrification Coalition – The Coalition’s primary mission will be to promote the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass scale through a wide variety of policies and actions, including the creation of electrification ‘ecosystems,’ limited geographic areas where electrified vehicles and infrastructure can be introduced so the concept can take root and grow.
  • momo – European car sharing program
  • Rails-to-Trails Conservancy – a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.
  • Sustainable Worldwide Transportation – UMTRI research focus initiative that addresses major safety, environmental, economic, and social issues of road transportation.
  • Transit Score – Find out how any area scores on the transit scale: is your neighborhood a rider’s paradise?
  • Transportation Equity Network – (TEN) is a grassroots network of more than 350 community organizations in 41 states working to create an equity-based national transportation system.
  • Transportation@MIT - A coordinated effort to address one of civilization’s most pressing challenges: the environmental impact of the world’s ever-increasing demand for transportation.
  • URB.im – URB.im connects practitioners, urban planners and policy makers in the Global South to establish an international community of practice. They share best practices to scale working solutions to the problem of urban poverty. An initiative of the Ford Foundation, it is managed by San Francisco-based Dallant Networks and currently covers sixteen cities: Mumbai, Bangalore, Jakarta, Dhaka, Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Bogotá, Cali, Curitiba, Accra, Cape Town, and Johannesburg.
  • Victoria Transport Policy Institute – an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems.
  • White Paper on Sustainable Transportation – Presents three visions of sustainable public transportation were created by the MIT Mobile Experience Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in collaboration with Cisco Systems, Inc. and the cities of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Seoul, South Korea; and San Francisco, California. Set five to ten years in the future, each scenario explores a variety of technologies and user experiences appropriate for the specific city, with the common goal of increasing public transportation use by enhancing services and making public transportation more attractive. These scenarios were originally presented at the Connected Urban Development Conference in San Francisco in February 2008.
  • World Streets – World Streets is an independent, internet-based collaborative knowledge system specifically aimed at informing policy and practice in the field of sustainable transportation, and as part of that sustainable cities and sustainable lives. It is edited by Eric Britton, Founder and Managing Director of the New Mobility Agenda since 1988.