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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 ... Read More
  • 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 ... Read More
  • 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 ... Read More
  • 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 ... Read More
  • Getting TOD Right in Guadalajara

    Getting TOD Right in Guadalajara by Onésimo Flores Dewey and Santiago Fernández Reyes The Mexican City of Guadalajara has built subway lines before, but the line currently under construction is significantly different. This time, the city has a strategy to leverage investments in transit to repopulate the city’s core and promote multimodality. The new subway runs underground Avenida Alcalde, a historic ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] Freight and Environmental Justice

    [WEBINAR] Freight and Environmental Justice Webinar Recording YouTube Link   Presentation Slides Freight and Environmental Justice About the Webinar The movement of goods is essential to urban life, but also generates many problems.  Trucks emit pollution and noise; warehouses and intermodal facilities attract concentrations of trucks and trains.  Research shows that poor and minority populations are more impacted by freight-related pollution. At the same time, poor ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] Optimizing Dockless Bikeshare for Cities

    [WEBINAR] Optimizing Dockless Bikeshare for Cities   About the Webinar With the arrival of private dockless companies that claim to provide bikeshare profitably (that is, without subsidy), the potential of bikeshare as a viable and rapidly scalable transportation option is being realized in cities around the world and barriers to urban cycling are diminishing. However, unregulated dockless bikeshare systems have generated negative outcomes, ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] Pedestrians First: Tools For a Walkable City

    [WEBINAR] Pedestrians First: Tools For a Walkable City Webinar Video   Webinar Presentation Pedestrians First Presentation Slides   About the Webinar This webinar highlighted Pedestrians First, ITDP’s newest tool for measuring walkability. The tool, which draws on the expertise from our field staff around the world, measures walkability at three scales and can be used in any city in the world. Since walking is a part of almost every trip ... Read More
  • Momentum Grows for Bus Improvements, BRT in Boston

    Momentum Grows for Bus Improvements, BRT in Boston The Boston area is preparing for exciting new improvements to its bus service in 2018, so much that #YearoftheBus has become popular on social media and local television has taken an interest in covering the progress. In addition to the three local bus pilots that ITDP is supporting, the local transit authority (the MBTA) and ... Read More
  • Nominate Your City for the 2019 Sustainable Transport Award

    Nominate Your City for the 2019 Sustainable Transport AwardITDP, together with an international committee of development and transport experts, invites you to nominate your city for the Annual Sustainable Transport Award.   Nominations are now open and will be accepted online at staward.org until April 13, 2018. Since 2005, the Sustainable Transport Award has recognized profound leadership and vision in sustainable transportation and urban livability. These ... Read More
  • ITDP’s Marianely Patlán Selected for C40’s Women4Climate Program

    ITDP's Marianely Patlán Selected for C40's Women4Climate ProgramRecently, C40 opened a call for proposals for the Women4Climate program. In Mexico City, the Women’s Climate Tutoring program was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment of Mexico City. The objective of the program is to empower and inspire the next generation of climate leaders through a global mentoring program dedicated to ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] Women on the Move: Women & Transport in Indian Cities

    [WEBINAR] Women on the Move: Women & Transport in Indian Cities Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:30-9:30am EST 6-7pm IST   Background The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, India Programme and Safetipin released a a first of its kind policy brief on Women and Transport in Indian Cities in 2017. The policy brief fills a key gap in urban transport literature in India by recommending gender responsive transport indicators, supported by benchmarks ... Read More
  • Can Private and Public Bikeshare Coexist? A Cautionary Tale from China

    Can Private and Public Bikeshare Coexist? A Cautionary Tale from ChinaBy Deng Han, Liu Shaokun, Li Wei, Huang Runjie, ITDP China Disruption has come to the once calm and steady business of municipal bikeshare, where the Chinese experience is a harbinger of the future for cities everywhere. Virtually overnight last year, red, yellow, and blue bikes sprang up on seemingly every corner in Guangzhou. But they ... Read More
  • BRT Planning Guide Webinar Series

    BRT Planning Guide Webinar Series   About the Series This webinar series highlights sections from ITDP’s updated online BRT Planning Guide– the most comprehensive resource for planning a bus rapid transit (BRT) system, beginning with project preparation all the way through to implementation. On this page you will find links to all past webinar recordings in this series.   What is Bus Rapid Transit? From ITDP ... Read More

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