Peshawar, Pakistan, 2022 recipient of the STA Honorable Mention, is a first mover in the region. It delivered the region’s first gold standard bus rapid transit system (BRT) – Zu Peshawar, built the first bicycle-sharing system and dedicated bicycle lanes in the country, developed a system to respond to extreme heat and rain, and grounded these in an inclusive approach through the incorporation of women  and persons with disabilities into the planning process. Zu Peshawar, has created mobility conditions that stand in stark contrast to the city’s recent past of congested streets, air pollution, and chaotic informal public transport modes. And now more than 235,000 people a day use it.

This webinar will delve into the intricate journey of planning, designing, and implementing the new BRT system. Speakers from the system operator, TransPeshawar, will showcase the equitable and cost-effective strategies that have created efficient, affordable, and accessible mobility for more residents than ever, as well as outcomes that other cities around the world can find inspiration from.

 

About the Moderator

Aimee Gauthier Chief Knowledge Officer

Aimée manages ITDP’s global initiatives, international policy program, leadership and innovation program, and global research and projects. She is responsible for the organization-wide implementation and alignment of programs and practices through effective communication, monitoring, and evaluation. Aimée is also instrumental to ITDP’s international advocacy, raising support for sustainable transportation and urban development from major international agencies, governments, and key stakeholders and decision makers around the world. This role is complemented by her involvement in our MOBILIZE program and Sustainable Transportation Awards… View more >

 

About the Presenters

Fayyaz Khan CEO of TransPeshawar

Fayyaz is a civil engineer with a master’s degree from University of Waterloo, Canada. He has over 23 years of work experience including; planning, designing, administering, supervising, coordinating and managing construction of complex transportation infrastructure, transportation planning and traffic operations projects. He has worked with both public and private sectors in Canada, Pakistan and Qatar, and has successfully delivered some of the most complex and challenging projects. He is currently working as CEO with TransPeshawar, the company responsible for maintenance and operation of the Peshawar BRT in Pakistan.

Muhammad Imran Khan General Manager, Operation and Market Development, Transpeshawar

Imran is a civil engineer with a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Transportation System from Hanyang University, South Korea. He has 18 years of experience in planning and operation of BRT, metro trains, and railways. His experience includes network design, route planning and planning of integrated transport networks. He previously worked for Pakistan Railways and on the development of BRT Systems in Lahore, Islamabad before joining TransPeshawar to work on Zu Peshawar. He is responsible for overall planning and operational aspects of the project, the bicycle- sharing system and the bus industry restructuring program.

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