Author: Jemilah Magnusson

On December 5, 2017, ITDP joined partners from the BostonBRT initiative in announcing the recipients of three $100,000 grants provided by the Barr Foundation to demonstrate BRT’s potential in metro Boston. Working together with the MBTA (regional transit authority) and across municipal boundaries, the communities of Arlington, Everett, and Cambridge in partnership with Watertown will…

There is growing demand for high quality, high capacity transit all over the world. Increasingly, cities are finding solutions with bus rapid transit (BRT), an efficient, affordable, and sustainable option that, when done right, can compete with the capacity, speed, and comfort of metro systems. The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and The World…

This post is available in Spanish on ITDP Mexico’s website here.  On July 11, Miguel Ángel Mancera, Mayor of Mexico City announced the “limitation of parking spaces in the city construction code”. This new norm changes minimum parking requirements to maximum depending on the land use of the construction. This puts Mexico City, the largest…

Rapid transit infrastructure is one of the most beneficial – and costly – investments that a city can make. Governments must often invest hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars into the design, construction, and procurement of infrastructure for rapid transit projects. Meanwhile, the economic benefits, though significant, only accrue over the course of…

The Rapid Transit to Resident Ratio (RTR) is a small statistic with a lot of information. The metric compares a country’s urban population (cities with more than 500,000 people) with the length of rapid transit lines (including rail, metro, and BRT) that serve them. This metric offers a snapshot of the access, equity, and quality of…

Letter from the CEO: Putting Pedestrians First Healthy, Equitable, Environmental Cities Transforming Our World with New Sustainable Development Goals In Yichang, China, A New BRT Connects the City A Sustainable Smart Future: New Transport Investments Tool Shows Indian Cities the Way Forward Changing Direction: Walking and Cycling in African Cities How to Enjoy the City…

The evening of Sunday August 2nd representatives of 193 countries and several hundred advocates from civil society welcomed a new global vision for the future with euphoric standing ovation. The agreement, “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, includes 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the world. Their approval represents an enormous achievement…

Alka Devi is a construction worker in Ranchi, India. Every day, she travels 30 km, hoping to be hired by local contractors. Such a long commute is in itself a burden, but if she takes transit, it would cost her Rs 1500 ($23) a month, when her monthly income is usually just Rs 2000 ($31). Instead,…

It’s that time of year again! ITDP invites sustainable transport advocates to nominate your (or any other) city for the 11th Annual Sustainable Transport Award. Nominations are now open and will be accepted online at staward.org until September 11, 2015. Previous winners implemented many projects that have improved livability, mobility, and quality of life for its…

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