This section will in time provide new readers with a concise first introduction to the Resources section, which is treated in detail under the main Resources heading just to your right on the top menu. In the meantime here is a first sketch road-map for getting the best out of what you find here.
There are six main keys to accessing the abundant resource content of W/S:
1. Top menu. By working your way across first left to right then top to bottom you will find what we hope is a lively and useful introduction to all of the work and content that goes into World Streets.
2. Side menu – This menu is a source of update information and references reporting on and reaching in to the content and recent happening on World Streets. It will take only a few minutes to work your way down it the first time., bearing in mind that it is automatically updated daily.
3. Search engines – There are five of them. You will find them just to the right here.
- The calendar function allows the readers to check out the posting for any day since start-up on 2 March 2009
- You can search the monthly archives with a single click that calls up all the articles posted in that month. Each is described in a few lines, clickable to the full piece.
- Searching by key word categories can be handy too.
- You can also search the full W/S archives with a focused Google search.
- The combined search engine scans the content of the more than two hundred sources to which W/S is at present linked. You will see the full listing of these carefully selected programs and sources in the bottom left resource column.
4. Bottom menus. In addition to listing what we regard as the most important programs and groups working in this area world-wide, at present more than two hundred in all, you will also find at the top left of that column a combined search engine which we have pointed to all these sources and which will permit you to scan their contents using the key words you wish to research or follow up on. You will also see the three-line summaries of the latest postings made to ten of our most relevent and most heavily used specialized collaborative fora (carsharing, Global South, city bikes, tax reform, etc.). And over bottom less a “category cloud” which will permit you to scan postings that occur under the updated key words. (This requires further work and fine tuning but already offers a handy tool.)
5. New Mobility Partnerships programs. These are many in number, involving hundreds of people committed to advancing the state of knowledge and insight in each of the indicated areas. You can already find quite a bit of useful reference on many of these programs in the Research section here (top menu).
6. Sister projects and sites. Details available also in the Resources section on the top menu here.