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Cycling has significant economic benefits—for individuals, cities, and society—and functions as a low-cost, high-yield, scalable solution to climate and equity issues. Investments in cycling infrastructure also create jobs and opportunities to expand existing industries or develop new ones. While many cities have seen firsthand the benefits of investing in infrastructure and other street design improvements…

Since 2020, Zu Peshawar, the first Gold Standard BRT on the Indian Peninsula, has been moving over 250,000 passengers daily, providing access to the city for women, persons with disabilities and the youth. The system’s design, centered on the needs of people who need it most, is the highlight of achievements which earned the City…

Since 2012, the City of Tartu, Estonia, 2022 recipient of an STA Honorable Mention, has been implementing programs, infrastructure, and policy that transformed the city into a model for sustainable, accessible mobility based on data, feedback from residents, and ambitious climate goals.  This case study, co-developed with TUMI and the City of Tartu, shows lessons…

More than a billion children live in cities – and yet most of these cities have not been designed to meet the needs of babies, toddlers, and their caregivers, and mobility systems have not been planned with their travel characteristics in mind. This negatively affects the children’s physical, mental, and cognitive development, as well as…

In order to explore the relationship and impact that urban mobility has on early childhood development and quality of life, ITDP Brazil carried out a study in the city of Recife, with the support of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, the Recife Planning Department and Recife Management (SEPLAG/PCR). The material brings specific recommendations for Recife,…

For the urban transportation sector—one slice of the climate-change equation—the road to keeping below 1.5°C global warming involves both compact cities developed for walking, cycling and public transit, as well as a rapid and strategic transition to electrified vehicles. This report details why these two policy changes, implemented in tandem, are necessary to lower cumulative…

In 2021, the City of Jakarta was selected as the winner of the 2021 Sustainable Transport Award. Together with the City of Jakarta, ITDP, and with assistance from TUMI, we bring you “Lessons Learned from Jakarta’s Journey to an Integrated and Resilient Transport System,” a case study report.  Over the last few years, Jakarta has…

The Transit Oriented Development (TOD) website, developed in collaboration with the Bernard van Leer Foundation, brings together resources for cities to create healthier communities through urban planning. A major priority of the website and the TOD Standard itself is the health and wellbeing of babies, toddlers, and caregivers who are particularly vulnerable to car exhaust,…

A complete neighborhood for babies, toddlers, and caregivers is one where the built environment and mobility options support the health and well-being of families with young children, such that they thrive. This neighborhood includes a mix of services and activities that are safely accessible through walking, and are well-connected to the rest of the city…

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