The majority of the world’s people rely on cycling, walking, and other forms of human-powered transport like rickshaws to commute to work and get around their cities every day.

Yet, traditional transport planning continues to focus on improving conditions for private automobiles at the expense of safe sidewalks and bike facilities. Increasing the use of bicycles and the ease of walking is one of the most affordable and practical ways to reduce CO2 emissions, while boosting access to economic opportunity for the poor. ITDP works with governments, NGOs, city planners, and activists in cities around the world to create walkable, lively urban environments that allow residents to easily access affordable public transit or to bike safely. This focus on active transportation promotes a healthy lifestyle, with opportunities to walk and cycle to workplaces, schools and services by promoting walking and cycling, public transport. Transit-oriented development (TOD) enables cities to create vibrant, people-focused neighborhoods with maximum access to public transport and economic activity.

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