Author: Margaret Van Cleve

Fortaleza, a city of 3 million in Brazil’s northeast coast, and like many other Brazilian cities, had been plagued by staggering rates of traffic fatalities. Today, the city is hailed as a best practice, having reduced traffic related injuries and deaths by a 40 percent, along with a significant increase in bikes and public transport…

___________ 225 Transport and Development Experts from 48 Cities in 21 Countries gathered in Fortaleza, Brazil to celebrate, study, and work to replicate the city’s high impact, low cost interventions at the 2019 MOBILIZE summit. ___________   Mayors and city officials discussed the cost of re-humanizing cities in Fortaleza, Minneapolis, and Bogotá. The panelists discussed…

By Santiago Fernández Reyes & Gonzalo Peón Carballo, ITDP Mexico (see in Full Report in Spanish here) Over eight million people rely on public transport in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA). Many daily commuters travel two hours each way under conditions that are generally unsafe. In 2016, there were 3,667 traffic collisions involving public…

Pune, India, a city with a population of over 3.5 million people in the central northwest state of Maharashtra, a few hours by bus from Mumbai. It is a rapidly developing city with a growing, robust economy, and fortunately, an ambitious plan to improve mobility. For years, Pune has been moving closer to becoming a…

Fortaleza’s traffic deaths went from 15 to 9 (per 100,000) in 3 years with low-cost interventions; 225 Experts from 48 Cities in 21 Countries Attending MOBILIZE Fortaleza Fortaleza (June 24, 2019) – Fortaleza, a coastal city of 2.6 million in the state of Ceará, has achieved something that cities around the world envy: a massive…

Gil is the founder and chair of the internationally recognized Canadian non-profit organization 8 80 Cities. He is also first Ambassador of World Urban Parks. He holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, where he recently was selected as one of the “100 Most Inspirational Alumni” in the school’s history. In 2015 Gil…

The Greater Boston region has received much attention for its worst-in-the-nation rush hour congestion problem, where in 2018 commuters lost an average of 164 hours in rush-hour traffic. Several Boston area municipalities are looking for innovative solutions that rethink urban streets to manage the region’s traffic. Bus improvements have become a hot topic and are…

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