Author: Maeve Power

For decades people in cities around the world have been using bicycles for so much more than passenger travel. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a global uptick in bicycle, e-bike, cargo bike, and e-cargo bike use for the delivery of mail, medicine, groceries, meals, and other supplies. In India, for…

In 2005, a diverse group of organizations joined together in an effort to promote sustainable mobility around the globe. The goal of this group was and continues to be, to highlight best practices and showcase real-life examples of transportation projects in cities addressing climate change, equity, and resilience. Thus, the Sustainable Transport Award was born,…

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen shifts in how and where people travel. The low vehicle volumes due to initial lockdowns showed what city streets could be without traffic. However, emptier streets invited reckless driving and speeding, which have wrought havoc on many streets – pedestrian deaths were significantly higher in…

ITDP needs your help to transform cities into safer and healthier places for children to live, grow, and learn.   With a $45 gift to ITDP you can help create cities where children can thrive. Donate Now. Children make up a third of the world’s urban population – but you would never know it by the…

The research is clear: without aggressively tackling rising global temperatures, there will be catastrophic global consequences within the coming decades. This year, reports have indicated that to keep temperatures from rising more than 1.5°C, there must be a major drop in greenhouse gas emissions. The transportation sector is the fastest growing contributor of greenhouse gas…

Across the globe, many cities swiftly responded to challenges that the COVID19 pandemic brought to transportation. They contended with public health-based restrictions, new community needs, and the threat of increased private car travel in response to social distancing guidelines.  As part of the 2022 Sustainable Transport Awards, MOBILIZE asked nominated cities to detail how transport…

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) officially launches its global Cycling Cities Campaign while at the UNFCCC COP26 in Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom (9 November 2021): The climate crisis cannot be solved without significantly reducing emissions from the transportation sector. World leaders in Glasgow, deliberating on various strategies to limit global warming, must…

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