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ITDP’s publications support our work implementing sustainable urban development around the world. ITDP produces a range of materials for use by governments, industry professionals, and the public. Our work includes establishing industry standards, highlighting best practices, producing reports and recommendations on specific policies and projects, and raising awareness through informational articles and multimedia. Our work provides the tools for local actors to design and advocate for progressive transport solutions. Use the search bar below, or browse by publication type on the right.

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  • Nairobi Ndovu-A104 BRT Service Plan

    Microsoft Word - Nairobi Ndovu-A104 BRT Service Plan FinalThe Ndovu/A104 BRT project in Nairobi is currently on a trajectory to become a world‐class BRT project. The highest quality BRT systems are designed around a good service plan. A service plan determines where the BRT routes will go, how big stations will need to be, and how many passengers a BRT system will attract. ... Read More
  • Sizing Up Parking Space

    Sizing-Up-Parking-SpacesThere are many other potential uses for spaces reserved for parking. This illustration puts the opportunity costs in perspective, showing how the private and public realm could be reshaped for higher value purposes. Download this infographic Source: ITDP   Read More
  • São Paulo’s Path to Sustainable Transport (Issue 26, 2015)

    Sustainable Transport magazine cover image, with two bicyclists enjoying a ride on a bikes-only bridge ITDP Turns 30: Looking Back and Moving Forward – 4 | TransCarioca: The World Cup’s World Class Legacy – 6 | São Paulo’s Path to Sustainable Transport – 8 | A New Measure for Mass-Transit Success – 11 | D. Thara on Transforming Ahmedabad – 12 | From Curitiba to Guangzhou: 30 Years of Bus Rapid Transit – 16 | 30 Years of ITDP – 18 | Looking ... Read More
  • Shared Parking

    Shared ParkingParking demands, like other transport demand patterns, operate on a peak and off-peak schedule depending on related land use. Distinct but complementary patterns, such as “office parking” that is generally empty in the evenings and on weekends and “residential parking” that is generally fuller in the evenings, offers an opportunity for cities to better satisfy residents and commuters ... Read More
  • BRT Standard Scores

    BRT Score PictureFollowing the metrics established in the BRT Standard for high-quality systems, a committee of the world’s foremost experts in bus rapid transit (BRT) design has worked together to fully score 98 BRT corridors in 62 cities. Similar to the LEED designation for green buildings, BRT corridors may achieve a basic BRT, bronze, silver or gold designation. The Standard ... Read More
  • A Global Rise in Bus Rapid Transit: 2004 – 2014

    BRT-InfographicBRT systems are growing rapidly, bringing comfortable, fast, high quality transport to millions of people in some of the world’s fastest growing nations, at a fraction of the cost of metro and light rail. 1,849 of the 2,580 km of true BRT corridors have been built in the last ten years, with sweeping growth in many countries around ... Read More
  • Park it Right!

    Park It Right cover imageIn most Indian cities, parked vehicles dominate the public realm by consuming more and more of our cherished parks, plazas, streets and common spaces. Each parking space consumes from 15m2 to 30m2 , and the average motorist uses two to five different parking spaces every day. Hence, many cities are questioning the current parking policy ... Read More
  • Can Shared Mobility Help Low-Income People Access Opportunity?

    Shared Mobility_Full Report_CoverThis report was produced by ITDP for Living Cities and is reprinted here with permission. More information is available at LivingCities.org. Shared-mobility programs like bike-share and car-share have significant potential to benefit low-income users, yet often do not reach that population. This report explores the specific opportunities and challenges facing shared mobility programs in expanding services to low-income communities. In ... Read More
  • The High Shift Scenario for Global Transportation

    The High Shift Scenario for Global Transportation_ ITDP InfographicThe new report, A Global High Shift Scenario, produced by from ITDP and the University of California, Davis, is the first study to examine how major changes in transport investments worldwide would affect urban passenger transport emissions, as well as the mobility of different income groups. This infographic demonstrates, by region, the emissions savings possible from ... Read More
  • A Global High Shift Scenario

    cover image of ITDP's Global High Shift Scenario report While a number of studies have focused on the effects on global warming pollution of more stringent standards for motor vehicle fuel economy, emissions of local air pollutants, and alternative fuels, this is the first study to examine how major changes in transport infrastructure and transit system investments world-wide would affect urban passenger transport emissions as well as mobility by different income groups. ... Read More