Street scenes

Moldavo Chisinau central bus station

Main bus station Chisinau

Never been in Moldova and interested to see how the transportation arrangements work in people’s daily lives. Here you have a broad range of views, articles and videos to put you in the picture.

The Streets of Moldova: First Glimpses

If you do not know Chisinau and Moldova and want to have a first feel for how the 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 SCENES

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

Moldova Chisinau crowded streeets with ped

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

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
Moldova Chisinau trolleybus loading

STREET SCENES

Walking in Chisinau – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zOxWXRQGzU

Chisinau street life – https://www.youtube.com/watch…

Pedestrian street projects – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94riKvnd7D8

Activists attacking illegally parked cars – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRxyMgG-D34

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 MOLDOVA

National Transport Statistics – https://knoema.com/…/republic-of-mold…/topics/Transportation

WHO on road safety, injuries in Moldova http://www.who.int/…/country_profil…/republic_of_moldova.pdf

Ministry of the Environment – http://www.mediu.gov.md/index.…/…/component/content/article…

Environment groups in Moldava –http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/degnermoldova.ppt

Briefing Book From Development Partners of Moldova –http://www.worldbank.org/…/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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