Artikel zum Schlagwort: mobility

What was public transport for the Soviet citizens?

Soviet public transport inspires a wide range of emotions among citizens who lived in a country that forever disappeared from the world’s political map. Various Internet forums and videos uploaded on YouTube are full of heart-warming stories about the USSR, where the grass was greener, ice cream was tastier, people were friendlier, and life itself … What was public transport for the Soviet citizens? weiterlesen

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Unobvious reasons for trolleybus demolition in Moscow

Pixabay / Khusen Rustamov

Trolleybuses run on electricity from overhead wires mounted on poles above roads. 50% of the world’s trolleybus systems are located in formerly Soviet states. Extending the count to China, North Korea and ex-Eastern Bloc countries brings the percentage up to 76% (213 out of 282 systems). Trolleybuses were, for long, not a popular topic in … Unobvious reasons for trolleybus demolition in Moscow weiterlesen

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Public transport is the first to go

I just returned from Tbilisi and I am to start thinking of how to analyse the fieldwork on urban mobility  I conducted there during October-November 2020 as part of CoMoDe project – but I’m terribly disoriented. In October I came to a city where the municipal government had insisted on sustainable, pedestrian and public transport-oriented … Public transport is the first to go weiterlesen

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