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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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  • Menos Cajones Mas Ciudad

    Menos Cajones Mas Ciudadhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJyl0f5y7kc Hoy se construyen más espacios de estacionamientos que oficinas y viviendas en las ciudades mexicanas. Esto se refleja en la mala calidad de vida de sus ciudadanos. Ya que más cajones incentivan más viajes en auto. Además los grandes estacionamientos ocupan lugares donde podría haber parques, comercio, vivienda o servicios. La solución es que las ... Read More
  • Parking Guidebook for Beijing

    Parking Guidebook for Beijing Cover ChineseIncreased car ownership in Beijing has resulted in a higher demand for parking spaces. Rather than taking a restrictive approach to parking as a means to reduce car travel and ownership, the government is trying to increase parking supply in an effort to solve parking problems. Simply increasing parking supply is not a solution as it leads to more traffic and lost ... Read More
  • 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
  • The Word on the Street

    Ida Auken Imagecard FinalInspired by our 30th Anniversary in 2015, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy is taking a look at how far the field of sustainable transportation has come, where it’s going next, and what it means to the people involved.  We asked advocates, experts, activists and everyone in between to share their perspective on sustainable ... 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
  • ecoParq

    ITDP Brasil_Informativo Ecoparq_em PT_versão WEB-1EcoParq é um sistema de parquímetros na Cidade do México, cuja primeira aplicação piloto foi no bairro de Polanco, em 2012. O sistema usa parquímetros multivagas para regular e precificar as vagas de estacionamento, substituindo o sistema informal que é comum no México e na América Latina. A intenção do ecoParq é acalmar o movimento nas ruas ao organizar ... Read More