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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  • [WEBINAR] Indicators For Sustainable Mobility

    [WEBINAR] Indicators For Sustainable Mobility
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12pm EST Webinar Recording   More on the Indicators Indicators for Sustainable Mobility Presentation As Climate Change Escalates, US Cities Fail to Provide Car Alternatives   About the Webinar As cities seek to improve their transportation systems to make them more sustainable, equitable, and useful for people, it is critical that they first understand how their system performs.  To that ...
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  • ITDP Announces New CEO Heather Thompson

    ITDP Announces New CEO Heather Thompson
    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Thompson as our new chief executive officer. Ms. Thompson, who has been serving in the role of interim CEO since February, was selected by the ITDP board of directors after an extensive, international search. Her transition to permanent CEO is ongoing, and will be effective October ...
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  • Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years

    Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years
    Bus rapid transit has grown by 383 percent in the last ten years, according to new data released by ITDP. As cities around the world discover the benefits and cost effectiveness of BRT, they have built hundreds of systems across dozens of countries that qualify as true BRT. A new interactive map shows a comprehesive ...
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  • ITDP Releases New Study on Climate Change Ahead of UN Climate Summit

    ITDP Releases New Study on Climate Change Ahead of UN Climate Summit
    As world leaders gather for the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on September 23rd, ITDP and the University of California, Davis, have released a new report on the impact of transportation emissions on our climate future. According to the new study, more than USD$100 trillion in cumulative public and private spending could be saved, and ...
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  • 2022: The Year of the Bicycle

    2022: The Year of the Bicycle
    Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen shifts in how and where people travel. The low vehicle volumes due to initial lockdowns showed what city streets could be without traffic. However, emptier streets invited reckless driving and speeding, which have wrought havoc on many streets – pedestrian deaths were significantly higher in ...
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  • Securing a Sustainable Future through Child-centered Mobility

    Securing a Sustainable Future through Child-centered Mobility
    ITDP needs your help to transform cities into safer and healthier places for children to live, grow, and learn.   With a $45 gift to ITDP you can help create cities where children can thrive. Donate Now. Children make up a third of the world’s urban population – but you would never know it by the way our cities ...
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  • To Combat Climate Change, Electrification needs Compact Cities for Full Impact

    To Combat Climate Change, Electrification needs Compact Cities for Full Impact
    The research is clear: without aggressively tackling rising global temperatures, there will be catastrophic global consequences within the coming decades. This year, reports have indicated that to keep temperatures from rising more than 1.5°C, there must be a major drop in greenhouse gas emissions. The transportation sector is the fastest growing contributor of greenhouse gas ...
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  • STA Nominee Cities Show Robust Transit Responses to COVID-19

    STA Nominee Cities Show Robust Transit Responses to COVID-19
    Across the globe, many cities swiftly responded to challenges that the COVID19 pandemic brought to transportation. They contended with public health-based restrictions, new community needs, and the threat of increased private car travel in response to social distancing guidelines.  As part of the 2022 Sustainable Transport Awards, MOBILIZE asked nominated cities to detail how transport adapted ...
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  • ITDP Launches Cycling Cities Campaign at COP26

    ITDP Launches Cycling Cities Campaign at COP26
    The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) officially launches its global Cycling Cities Campaign while at the UNFCCC COP26 in Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom (9 November 2021): The climate crisis cannot be solved without significantly reducing emissions from the transportation sector. World leaders in Glasgow, deliberating on various strategies to limit global warming, must prioritize ...
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  • Cycling Is Booming and Not Just Where You Think

    Cycling Is Booming and Not Just Where You Think
    For many years, cycling has been overlooked as a viable transportation option outside of a few European cities. However, this perspective is finally starting to shift. Cities around the world—from Pune to Jakarta and Santiago to Addis Ababa—are investing heavily in cycling as they recognize its value as an important tool to improve public health, ...
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  • Why Transit Inequality Persists in Brazil

    Why Transit Inequality Persists in Brazil
    Called a fundamental right, in reality, transit operates with inequality, especially for Black and low-income people. Access to transportation and mobility is not equal for all people in Brazil. Structural racism affects the access and provision of public transport services. Even though 56% of Brazil’s population identifies as Black or Brown, white people are often the ...
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  • Insights from Cairo: Improving Mobility Through Bikeshare

    Insights from Cairo: Improving Mobility Through Bikeshare
    Amid the global bikeshare boom, the call for bikeshare systems in African cities is gaining momentum. The unprecedented rate of urbanization and increased vehicle usage has continued to exacerbate traffic congestion conditions in these emerging cities. However, with the continent’s growing young urban population, the majority of whom often walk or use public transport for ...
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  • Climate Activism through Bus Fleet Electrification

    Climate Activism through Bus Fleet Electrification
    Climate Activism through Electrification The past year has demonstrated that the existential threat of climate change can no longer be put off or not taken seriously. Climate change is happening now and each day that people, cities, and governments refuse to act, the planet moves closer towards irreparable ecological destruction. Despite myriad technological advancements in fields of ...
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  • Equitable Streets Start with Parking Reform

    Equitable Streets Start with Parking Reform
    In the past months, two hurricanes, Henri and Ida, devastated the South and Northeast regions of the United States, while forest fires raged in the west. Recent flooding due to record rainfall in Germany and Belgium killed more than 200 people. Tsunami and Hurricane seasons are extending. Heatwaves scorched the Middle East and South Asia. ...
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