Making the World Work for All Humanity

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — R. Buckminster Fuller   ()>)(      
“Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do; nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too. Imagine all the people living life in peace.” – John Lennon ()>)(
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead   ()>)(
“Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction booklet came with it.” – R. Buckminster Fuller   ()>)(
“The finally victorious way of looking at things will be the most completely impressive way to the normal run of minds.” — William James    ()>)(
“The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating a problem in a way that will allow a solution.” – Bertrand Russell          ()>)(           
“The desire to question and change things comes from the healthiest part of you.” – Gene Tashoff           ()>)(
“The essence of The Coalescence is connectivity.” — Walter Szykitka                ()>)(
“The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.” – Bob Dylan                ()>)(
“This ain’t no foolin’ around.” – David Byrne                ()>)(
“Money is the root of all evil.” – Jesus                ()>)(
“Love conquers all.” – Virgil                ()>)(
“All you need is love.” – The Beatles            ()>)(
“Music will be thefinal uniter.” — Walter Szykitka


Welcome to the Transportation Workgroup.


This workgroup’s objective is to draw upon the knowledge and expertise of the many individuals and organizations around the world who are most knowledgeable about the whole range of transportation issues, from individual needs to international product transport and distribution, to make a plausible estimate of what would be required to meet the one-time goal of making public and private transportation universally available and safe, and what would be needed thereafter to maintain its availability at that level.

The first step, therefore, is to identify those expert individuals and organizations. Below is the list as it has been developed thus far. If you happen upon additional information sources that you believe will assist in this effort, please let us know by way of the CONTACT form. Or, if you would like to engage in your own line of research, let us know the results. And finally, if you feel the concept of the Whole Earth Design Project is something that you may wish to become involved in, let’s get acquainted.

The situation now:

“The CityCar electric automobile, developed and prototyped by Smart Cities, is designed to meet the demand for enclosed personal mobility — with weather protection, climate control and comfort, secure storage, and crash protection — in the cleanest and most economical way possible. It weighs less than a thousand pounds, parks in much less space than a Smart Car, and is expected to get the equivalent of 150 to 200 miles per gallon of gasoline. Since it is battery-electric, it produces no tailpipe emissions.” — MIT’s Changing Places

“Traffic congestion is a terrible threat to our economy. The analogy is cardiovascular. If our bodies’ arteries (arterials) clog, we have two choices: We can die, or we can surgically rebuild them a new way. Our cities are on course to die as their arteries clog with congestion. If we continue on this path, properties will devalue, people and jobs will leave the cities, and cultural institutions will decay. As cities die, their economic productivity disappears, crippling our national economy.” — Robert W. Galvin, Introduction to Mobility First by Sam Staley and Adrian Moore

“Proponents say the promise [of self-driving cars] is enormous. Turning the wheel over to computers could lead to less traffic, fewer collisions, and more transportation options for aging societies. The world’s population is predicted to grow 33 percent to 9.3 billion, by 2050. If that population were to live like Americans, there would be 7.7 billion cars on the roads–up from 850 million today. That enormous fleet would consume 375 million barrels of oil per day, more than five times the global production in 2008.” — Bloomberg Businessweek

To let us know what you have to say about this subject, go to the discussion page where The Subject Is TRANSPORTATION.

Here are some of the experts:

Online TDM Encyclopedia – Transportation Statistics (http://www.vtpi.org/tdm/tdm80.htm)

Bureau of Transportation Statistics. (http://www.bts.gov)

World Bicycle Relief (http://worldbicyclerelief.org/)

Mobility for Good (http://worldbike.org/)

Cars produced this year (http://www.worldometers.info/cars/)

Bicycles produced this year (http://www.worldometers.info/bicycles/)

Bicycles Industry data (http://www.reportlinker.com/report/search/keywords/bicycles)

Buses Worldwide (http://www.busesworldwide.org/)

Car Industry Data (http://www.reportlinker.com/report/search/keywords/cars/)

The Truth About Cars (http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/)

International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) (http://www.oica.net)

Coalition to Develop World’s Cleanest Passenger Train (http://www.rdmag.com/News/2012/05/Industries-Trnsportation-Energy-Biofuel-Coalition-to-develop-world-s-cleanest-passenger-train/)

Freightworld (http://www.freightworld.com)

Water Encyclopedia (http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/)

Global Water Intelligence (http://www.globalwaterintel.com/)

Global Shipping – World Global Review (http://www.worldoceanreview.com)

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (http://www.umtri.umich.edu/)

Transportation Costs for US Imports (https://usitc.gov/publications/332/pub1375.pdf)

European Working Conditions Surveys (EWCS) (https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/surveys/european-working-conditions-surveys-ewcs)

National Freight Transportation Association (http://www.nftahq.org/)

Prof. Franco Cotana (https://www.unipg.it/personale/franco.cotana)

Coalition to Develop the World’s Cleanest Passenger Train (http://www.rdmag.com/News/2012/05/Industries-Transportation-Energy-Biofuel-Coalition-to-develop-world-s-cleanest-passenger-train/)

American Society of Civil Engineers (http://www.asce.org/)

Genevieve Giuliano, University of Southern California – Expertise in transportation policy, metropolitan spatial structure, travel demand, urban transportation (https://priceschool.usc.edu/people/genevieve-giuliano/)

Joseph L. Schofer, Northwestern University, Civil and Environmental Engineering/urban transportation (https://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/research-faculty/directory/profiles/schofer-joseph.html)

Liping Fu, faculty member in the Transport Systems Research Group, and Director of the Innovative Transportation System Solutions (iTSS) Lab (https://uwaterloo.ca/civil-environmental-engineering/profile/lfu)

Ahmed Elgeneidy, McGill University – expert in land-use and transport planning; public transport planning and operations; applications of GIS in transport planning; transport economics (https://www.mcgill.ca/urbanplanning/people-0/el-geneidy)

Said Easa, Ryerson University – expert in intelligent transportation systems, Traffic operations and management (https://www.torontomu.ca/civil/people/faculty/said-easa/)

Garland Chow is an Associate Professor Emeritus at University of British Columbia. Past Director of the Bureau of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Freight Security (BITSAFS) (https://www.sauder.ubc.ca/people/garland-chow)

David Gillen, Director of the Centre for Transportation Studies (https://www.sauder.ubc.ca/people/david-gillen)

Daniel B. Hess, Department of Urban and Regional Planning at State University of New York at Buffalo (https://archplan.buffalo.edu/People/faculty.host.html/content/shared/ap/students-faculty-alumni/faculty/Hess.detail.html)

Tae Oum, Professor Emeritus at University of British Columbia, Operations and Logistics Division (https://www.sauder.ubc.ca/people/tae-hoon-oum)

Larry Gross, president of Gross Transportation Consulting (https://intermodalindepth.com/)

Daniel Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (https://its.ucdavis.edu/people/daniel-sperling/)

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