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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 ... Read More
  • [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
  • 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
  • Improving BRT Systems in Latin America

    Improving BRT Systems in Latin AmericaSince BRT was born in Latin America in 1974 in Curitiba, Brazil, more than 20 systems have opened and are currently operating in Latin America, with key systems in Bogota and Quito now over 15 years old. Much of the focus on BRT, from advocates to planners and engineers to politicians, has traditionally been on ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] BRT Planning 701: Technology

    [WEBINAR] BRT Planning 701: Technology Wednesday, December 5, 2018 11am EST   Webinar Recording   Presentation Slides BRT Planning 701: Technology   About the Webinar The last installment of the BRT Planning Guide Webinar series will present key recommendations for ITS design for BRT Operations for transport officials and public administrations. With the integration of “smart city” technologies in BRT systems, our hosts will discuss fleet monitoring and bus ... Read More
  • Scooters Are Not A Public Safety Crisis, but Cars Still Are

    Scooters Are Not A Public Safety Crisis, but Cars Still AreSmall, personally-operated mobility options, like bikes and scooters, have highlighted a growing demand in urban areas for convenient, inexpensive alternatives to cars. However, following two high profile fatal crashes involving e-scooters and vehicles in Dallas and Washington, DC, media coverage (and the public) has been heavily focused on the safety of these two-wheelers. Some have ... Read More
  • Paving the Way for Cyclists in Cairo

    Paving the Way for Cyclists in CairoGreater Cairo, a megacity of approximately 18 million, faces daunting traffic jams and severely polluted air. Responding to the city’s transport challenges, the Cairo governorate (an administrative region, similar to a state or province), in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Drosos Foundation, and ITDP Africa, are planning a bicycle sharing system ... Read More
  • [Interactive Timeline] How Mexico City Became a Leader in Parking Reform

    [Interactive Timeline] How Mexico City Became a Leader in Parking Reform ITDP has been working to reform parking policies worldwide for over a decade as a way to shift cities toward sustainable transport. In July 2017, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera announced changes in the construction code that would curtail the development of further off-street parking development. The new norm changes minimum parking requirements to ... Read More
  • Bucheon: A People-Friendly Vision

    Bucheon: A People-Friendly VisionBy Beatrice Ch’ng, Ecomobility Officer, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability The City of Bucheon, located between Seoul and Incheon in the western part of South Korea, is a charming and bustling city. It prides itself on being a center of culture, information, and industry. Approximately 55 sq km, Bucheon is home to almost 900,000 people, ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] BRT Planning 601: Business Plans

    [WEBINAR] BRT Planning 601: Business Plans Presented on Wednesday, November 14, 2018   About the Webinar This webinar will review the administrative and business planning processes for BRT system development as laid out in Volume 4 of the BRT Planning Guide. Walter Hook will discuss key elements for a successful BRT project administration and system management. Attendees will gain insight into typical BRT business plans ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] BRT Planning 501: Integration

    [WEBINAR] BRT Planning 501: Integration Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9am EST | 4pm EAT ::: RSVP ::: About the Webinar This is the fifth installment of the BRT Planning Guide webinar series. A key component of BRT planning and design is the provision of convenient and secure access for pedestrians and cyclists. This webinar will explore the fundamentals of designing non-motorized transport ... Read More
  • Which Comes First, Pilot or Policy?

    Which Comes First, Pilot or Policy?Kigali, the capital and largest city of Rwanda, has become known as a best practice for urbanism and sustainable transport in Africa. The city of one million, in the mountainous center of the small, landlocked nation, has made major, transformational changes over the past decade. Regulated moto taxis and a city bus system were improved ... Read More


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