The Streets of Moldova: First glimpses

If you do not know  Moldova and want to have a first feel for how the city transport scene works there, sit back and have a look. And as you will see from the vantage of what we call “sustainable mobility” it offers a very mixed scene: things that work, and others that could work better. Like virtually every city on this gasping planet. Let’s have a look.

Moldova Chisinau waiting for the bus

Moldova Chisinau waiting for the bus

Traffic scenes

Traffic in Chisinau –

A minute in traffic in Chisinau (including some outstanding cowboy parking)

Morning commute –

How is traffic flowing in central Chisinau right now –

And if you want a longer and wider look at traffic and street life in Chisinau –…

Moldova Chisinau crowded streeets with ped

Public Transport

Ride on a local bus in Chisinau ––lFVZ0E 

A 7 minute ride on a trolleybus –

Moldova Chisinau trolleybus loading

Street scenes

Walking in Chisinau –

Chisinau  street life  –

Pedestrian street projects –

Activists attacking illegally parked cars –

Moldova Chisinau  activists illegally parked cars 2

As you can see things are pretty lively on the streets of Chisinau, the good, the bad and the ugly.  Time to take a closer look.

Getting to know Modova

National Transport Statistics –

WHO on road safety, injuries in Moldova

Ministry of the Environment –

Environment groups in Moldava –

Briefing Book From Development Partners of Moldova –

Moldova – Lost in Transition – (Tilted toward youth and Europe but still an important  part of the story).

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Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Educated as an international development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities | See Britton online at and @ericbritton

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