Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Reclaim the Streets

Reclaim the Streets: "we have already seen a very radical and proactive, world-wide anti-car movement, and it began in the UK. "

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Free Public Transport Conference, Tallinn 2012

Free Public Transport Conference, Tallinn 2012: "The City of Tallinn/Estonia has a challenging project to start providing free public transport to its residents from January 1, 2013.  With this step, Tallinn will safeguard social cohesion of local community granting equal mobility opportunities to all social strata. To many car drivers, free public transport will be a major incentive to switch to public transport thus reducing pollution and noise, and, in the long run, will improve living standards of all citizens.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Demise Of The Car  |  Peak Oil News and Message Boards

The Demise Of The Car  |  Peak Oil News and Message Boards: "According to the Brussels-based European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (EAMA), new car registration declined by nearly 7% in the first half of the year. All told, projected total sales of 12.4 million cars in 2012 would represent a nearly 20% slide in volume over 2007, when the current string of annual shrinkage began. Forecasts that once saw activity improving by 2013 now push returning health in the sector beyond the recessionary horizon now stretching far off into the European distance….That dismal outlook on the demand side is compounded by concerns over excess supply. Industry analysts say auto manufacturers in Europe maintain around 30% more production capacity than the market will bear."

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Visit Akureyri, Iceland, city buses are fare-free

Domestic travel | Visit Akureyri: "AKUREYRI CITY BUSES
Note that when you have arrived in Akureyri all transportation with the city buses are free. The bus schedule covers a timeframe from 6.28 am till 22.36 pm all weekdays, schedules during weekends depend upon time of year, for further information see City bus time schedule."


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Sunday, August 12, 2012