Readers’ Choice: World Streets “Top Twenty”: 2010 – 2011

When we post an article in World Streets, as we do on most weekday mornings, we are always extremely careful about our selection of topic and the manner in which we present it for our busy readers. But once the day’s feature has its hours of front page glory and takes its place in our ever-expanding database, which at this point consists of more than a thousand original pieces by more than a hundred no less original collaborators worldwide, it often comes as a surprise to us which postings turn out to get most attention from our readers.  Which article is going to have several thousands of readers, and which just a trickle? Fortunately, life in the twenty-first century being what it is, we are able to track readership and are now able to share with you this listing of the “top twenty” articles  consulted here over 2010-2011.  To me this listing is nothing if not surprising, but let me get out of the way here so you can go at it yourself.

  1. Going down? Newman and Kenworthy on Peak Car Use
  2. UK High Speed Rail: Going very fast in the wrong direction
  3. What can we learn from the murderous attack on cyclists in Porto Alegre on Friday?
  4. Energy and Equity, Ivan Illich.
  5. Honk! City of the Future? (Have a stupid weekend)
  6. Why Free Public Transport is a bad idea?!? (v. 1.1)
  7. PRT proposal for Delhi convinces the Chief Minister (But does it convince you? See poll results)
  8. Cycling as the catalyst for more human and sustainable transport
  9. Best transport research database we have ever seen.
  10. Weekend reading: How do the Dutch get out of a car?
  11. Locked in Suburbia: Is there life after Autopia?
  12. Autolib’ – Paris bets big on new carshare technology
  13. Bike-Sharing: 2011 State of the European Union report
  14. Delhi Metro – A Transport Planner’s Perspective
  15.  Hangzhou – View from the saddle of one of China’s most liveable cities.
  16. Towards Carfree Cities X: What happened in Guadalajara from 3 to 10 September 2011?
  17. Seize the moment: A “Street Code” for Porto Alegre
  18.  Car Free Days 2010: Part 1. Origins, Timeline, Progress
  19.  In homage to Lee Schipper
  20.  Tragedy of the Commons: The car as enclosure

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