Sunday, February 08, 2009

Culture of Mobility (Documentary)

This post is an extract from an email by Dr. Daniel Rebolj, University of Maribor, Slovenia, on the sustran mailing list.

This evening, 6 February 2009, an interesting event will take place in my city. A thematic event has been organized, dedicated to the "Culture of Mobility". In this we want to show (again) that the culture of mobility and the culture of the city are one and the same.

Maribor, my beautiful city, the second-largest in Slovenia, is to become the cultural capital of Europe in 2012. Today's event will start with a documentary film to open up the perspectives of transportation decision-makers in the city of New York, "
Contested Streets: a Mobility Tour of Four Great World Cities". "Contested" takes its point of departure from the old habit of automatically building new infrastructure for cars every time a traffic problem arose. The world-famous and world-practiced "forecast and build" culture.

This one-hour film shows very clearly what makes the difference between cities where one would like to live, and those where one has to survive.

You can order the DVD from the New York transportation alternatives group at

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