Artikel zum Schlagwort: public transport

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 as public space in times of COVID-19: Disruption and continuity in urban mobility systems

In our research project “Public transport as public space in European cities”, we investigate daily public transport encounters as an intense site of cultural diversity and social integration, but also of marginalisation and systemic discrimination in five different European countries. Having started our work in Summer 2019, the idea has been to conceptualise public transport … Public transport as public space in times of COVID-19: Disruption and continuity in urban mobility systems weiterlesen

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