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.
Traffic in Chisinau – http://www.numbeo.com/traffic/city_result.jsp
A minute in traffic in Chisinau (including some outstanding cowboy parking) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8Aja_GgJuE
Morning commute – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzNnbyTINh0
How is traffic flowing in central Chisinau right now –http://computer.md/webcam-online/chisinau-ciocana.php
And if you want a longer and wider look at traffic and street life in Chisinau –https://www.youtube.com/results…
Ride on a local bus in Chisinau – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0o–lFVZ0E
A 7 minute ride on a trolleybus – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd5qB2_-248
Walking in Chisinau – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zOxWXRQGzU
Chisinau street life – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Csz_Kmc9WvI&list=PLJyEaWhhvuDevcc1jLKu5Zu-CUCTq3FIU
Pedestrian street projects – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94riKvnd7D8
Activists attacking illegally parked cars – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRxyMgG-D34
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 – https://knoema.com/atlas/republic-of-moldova/topics/Transportation
WHO on road safety, injuries in Moldova http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/road_safety_status/2013/country_profiles/republic_of_moldova.pdf
Environment groups in Moldava – http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/degnermoldova.ppt
Briefing Book From Development Partners of Moldova – http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/moldova/publication/briefing-book
Moldova – Lost in Transition – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lly_FAAizi8 (Tilted toward youth and Europe but still an important part of the story).
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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 https://goo.gl/9CJXTh and @ericbritton