Author: Nneka Njoku

Introduction What does the average American pay to get around every day? What portion of their income is devoted to transportation and is that cost typical across developed countries? The answer is no. The portion of household expenditure spent on transportation in United States is often a larger portion than that spent by many throughout…

The second in a blog series in partnership with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and ITDP. Read the first part, “The Electric Revolution Begins with Buses” here.   Why Electrify? One of the biggest issues that cities worldwide face today is air pollution. As 90% of the world’s population breathes highly polluted air,…

recorded onThursday, May 23, 20192pm EST Webinar Recording     About the Webinar In this webinar, MOBILIZE Fortaleza speaker, Dr. Ricardo Giesen, Director of the BRT Centre of Excellence, presents experiences in developing analytical methods to avoid bus bunching in BRT systems. He discusses main challenges in implementing this technology and reviews pilot studies in…

Wednesday, May 29, 20191pm EST Webinar Recording   About the Webinar Fortaleza, Brazil transformed its urban mobility during a time of economic recession through the implementation of low cost and high impact projects. The transition from a car- to people-centric paradigm is based on three key factors: strong political support, highly qualified technical staff and…

  General Admission is now open for MOBILIZE 2019! The theme this year is Reclaiming Streets for Access and Mobility, and the summit will be held 24-26 June 2019 at the Grand Mareiro Hotel in Fortaleza, Brazil. You can register for MOBILIZE by clicking the button below. Register for MOBILIZE Fortaleza About Fortaleza, Brazil Fortaleza,…

  We are proud to announce the appointments of former Santiago mayor Carolina Tohà and transport and social justice champion Rehana Moosajee to the ITDP board of directors, as well as the election of longtime sustainable transport advocate Paul Steely White as chair. Carolina Tohà served as Mayor of Santiago, Chile from 2012-2016, and is…

New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago are what many people think of as American cities, yet these cities, do not fully represent the typical American city. Minneapolis is more similar to the average American city in terms of size, scale, and organization. A population of 400,000 in the city proper, and three million…

By Jacob Mason, ITDP The 1973 oil crisis caused gasoline prices to skyrocket and supplies to dwindle. Gasoline rationing led to long lines at gas stations and paralyzed car movement. Two countries—the United States and the Netherlands—responded to the crisis in nearly opposite ways. The Netherlands began a long-term policy shift away from a car-based…

For 16 years, the Sustainable Transport Award (STA) has showcased cities that demonstrate political courage by implementing innovative sustainable transport projects. This year is no different. The 15 nominated cities for the STA hail from Africa, Asia, South America, and North America and feature transportation interventions from electrified vehicles and widened walkways to new transportation…

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