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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…

This report is a broad study concerning electrifying public bus systems, with the primary goal being to decrease carbon emissions from the transportation sector in the next decade and beyond. Battery electric buses (BEBs) provide a timely solution for cities looking to: significantly cut emissions from the transportation sector; improve air quality; decrease noise pollution;…

Rapid motorization has been a global trend in recent decades and has presented troubling consequences, such as air and noise pollution, traffic related injuries and deaths, and inequity. As vehicle use increases, so does demand for storing vehicles, both for short-term stays on the street near drivers’ destinations and longer-term stays in off-street lots and…

As low and middle-income countries urbanise and grow wealthier, the rates of private motor vehicle use have soared. This severely strains their transport systems and is leading to social, economic, and environmental harm. The capacity to plan for these changes has not proven sufficient. In this study, the ITDP research team assesses capacity in three…

Micromobility is a transportation option that can be used for a variety of trip types, from short commutes, to first- and last-mile connections with transit, to inter-/intra-neighborhood trips. Micromobility refers to small, lightweight devices that: Typically operate at speeds below 25 km/h (15 mph) Can be human-powered or electric Can be shared or personally owned…

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…

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