- The bicycle is the most significant invention since 1800, according to a BBC poll.
- On May 3, Green Action activists in Zagreb made a 20-metre long human chain securing the passage to trams and other public transportation vehicles, keeping the lane free of cars. The activists carried banners with messages "300 people in the tram and 1 person in a car - who gets the priority?" They were warmly received by the tram drivers.
- The Middle East's first carfree destination, called "The World," is under construction on a series of islands off the coast of Dubai. It is the world's "first fully master-planned elite island retreat." Travel on and between the islands will be by ferry or through a network of walkways.
Registration is open for the Towards Carfree Cities V conference, which will take place July 18-21 in Budapest, Hungary. The World Carfree Network annual meeting will take place afterward on July 22. You can register on-line or download a registration form at www.worldcarfree.net/conference/ The conference program and accommodation information can be found there as well.