The following summary has been pasted together from diverse sources, including Wikipedia. It has been checked by several local residents who indicate that ti seems largely accurate.
The Chișinău trolleybus system forms an important part of the public transport network in Chișinău. The system was created shortly after the end of the World War II to replace the old electric tram system that suffered extensive damage during the war. Along with the network of minibuses known as rutieras, it forms the backbone of the Chișinău transport system, with the average daily ridership reaching 250 000 passengers per day
As our contribution to preparing the way for what we hope, with further work and participation, become the basis for a sponsored team project, we have concentrated our initial efforts to prepare a first-stage organizational, working tools and communications base for the hoped for project. As of this date here are the main building blocks, already for the most part in at least beta working order — and ready to go as soon as the sponsors, collaborators and partners give the green light
Paris. 5 June 2018:
This page and the work plan and supporting materials that appear here need to be updated to reflect the actual stage of work and targets at this time. Please stay tuned to the 2018 Moldova Challenge.
A few hints to get going
I use WhatsApp for group projects only on my PC. Since it also has a conferencing function with at times substantial text and graphics, all of which steadily expanding in volume over time, I cannot really use it comfortably on my portable phone.
Here is how you can get on line in a few minutes with your PC or Mac and put this tool to good use for your collaborative project.
We try to make this site a friendly and efficient way to get around in what is already a considerable body of materials and tools, and which will only continue to grow as the program moves ahead. Here is what we have done.
The keys to getting efficiently into the growing content of this site are basically two: (a) the top menu and (b) the left working menu. Let’s look at them in order:
One of the most important starting places when we set out to map the future of transport policy and practice on one place is to inventory the studies, projects and reports of the last ten to twenty years that may provide useful information to help better understand the overall problematique and challenge. All to often this includes projects and reports that have not been sufficiently exploited by those responsible. What did they find? What did they recommend? What did they accomplish?
Here you have the bare beginnings of such a reference and archive.
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
Towards a New Mobility Agenda for Moldova (Beta)
This project is based on an idea put forward by Eric Britton, professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), in discussion with colleagues at the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), who agreed to look more closely into this as an eventual collaborative project. The first two partners then decided to take contact with the SOLVED environmental network as a cooperating third partner. This note briefly introduces the project idea, REC and Solved.Please read it as a beta test in the process of collaborative review and fine tuning