ITDP Brazil is a local nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable transportation systems as a principal driver for sustainable and livable urban development in Brazilian cities. We work with government officials and society, using technical knowledge accumulated through experience in other countries, to inspire excellence in the implementation of best practice solutions and promote their potential for replication.
ITDP Brazil provides technical assistance to cities and other local organizations on BRT implementation, including operational planning, and station design, as well as bicycle master planning, non-motorized demonstration projects, cycle integration with mass transit, parking policy, transit oriented development and congestion pricing. We work actively to influence policy through research, workshops and capacity building.
ITDP has worked in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo since 2004, and in 2009 expanded to the country’s third largest metropolis, Belo Horizonte. About 20 percent of Brazil’s population resides in these three metropolitan areas. In 2009, working in partnership with the national Ministry of Cities, ITDP translated the Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide, and distributed over 1,100 copies to Brazilian cities with over 100,000 inhabitants and universities. This, along with the awarding of the 2016 Olympics to Rio, the promulgation of the progressive National Law on Urban Mobility (Law 12.587), helped spur the federal government’s support for bus rapid transit (BRT), non-motorized transport (bicycles or pedestrians), and travel demand management.
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