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This implementation playbook outlines critical steps and decision points to implement a bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor in Massachusetts between the cities of Everett and Boston. Included are data-rich insights into specific on-the-ground conditions and illustrations of creative bus priority improvements in Everett along a potential Everett-to-Boston BRT corridor. The playbook highlights how the City…

Demand for and use of private cars is growing worldwide, contributing to major challenges like poor air quality, traffic injuries, and climate change, especially in places experiencing rapid urbanization. Population growth and uptake of vehicles, coupled with inefficient public transportation and land use planning, make traffic a complex problem to manage. While many city leaders…

The City of Kisumu is experiencing rapid economic and population growth, resulting in high rates of urbanization and motorization. Conventional planning solutions have focused more on addressing the needs of motorists and neglecting the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, and those taking public transport. Increasing reliance on private motorized mobility is making transport in Kisumu increasingly…

This issue of the Sustainable Transport magazine reflects on the far reaching impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the global community – and, more importantly, the many ways that cities and communities, like Jakarta, Indonesia, winner of the Sustainable Transport Award in 2021,  have shown strength and resilience in the face of uncertainty. Take…

All car trips begin and end in a parking space. Prioritizing better use of space dedicated to parking for cars is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cities, making these cities more livable and equitable, a fact that leading urban practitioners and researchers have long recognized. While plentiful parking encourages people to drive, well-managed…

How to scale tactical urbanism using lessons from the Global South In the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, various forms of long term lockdown or shelter-in place orders have limited non-essential travel and resulted in some of the lowest vehicle volumes in decades. Recognizing that people still need (and want) to move around, cities…

Cycling is a powerful tool to improve transportation, increase access, and enhance the quality of life in cities around the world. People in cities that prioritize cycling see huge benefits, from faster commutes and easy connections to public transit, to improved air quality and health. But for many cities where few trips are currently made…

About the Series The “Access for All” series distills common messages of inclusion, equity, and access for everyone to achieve equitable sustainable urban mobility. Each paper explores how transportation systems have failed to account for diverse mobility patterns. This series provides recommendations for key stakeholders from civil society, subnational authorities, donor organizations, and national governments…

In this vibrant issue of the Sustainable Transport magazine, we reflect on ITDP’s 35th anniversary, see how Pune is leading India towards a sustainable future, discuss how we’re tackling climate change around the world, and so much more! Letter from the CEO: As ITDP Turns 35, Climate Change Is Accelerating. Fortunately, So Is Political Will….

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