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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
  • Upward Mobility in South Africa (Issue 8, 1998)

    Upward Mobility in South Africa (Issue 8, 1998) Letter from the Executive Director: Organizing Pedestrians, Cyclists and Bus Passengers • Budapest Metro: Trojan Horse from European Union • Prague Threatened by Auto Mania • Managua Plans to Bike Around Transport Pitfalls • Making Bikes Work for South Africa • Tehran Clears the Air • Jakarta: A City in Crisis • The Trans-Israel Highway: ... Read More
  • India: Must it Motorize to Moderize? (Issue 7, 1997)

    India: Must it Motorize to Moderize? (Issue 7, 1997) Letter from the Executive Director: ITDP Mobilizes HABITAT • South Africa: Transportation Struggles in the Post Apartheid City • ISTEA Reauthorization: Will the Highway Lobby Steer U.S. Transport Reform Off the Road? • The Cycle Rickshaw can Save the Taj Mahal • Networks for Green Transport: Fighting for the ‘Seoul’ of Transport in Korea • ... Read More
  • Wheels Out of Balance: Suggested Guidelines for Intermodal Transport Lending at the World Bank

    Wheels Out of Balance: Suggested Guidelines for Intermodal Transport Lending at the World BankThis report follows on ITDP’s earlier report, “Counting on Cars, Counting Out People,” published in 1994. That report found significant biases in the nature of World Bank economic rate of return (ERR) analysis, which could result in the favoring of road loans over loans to alternative modes of transport. Since that time, some of the problems in their ERR ... Read More
  • Havana Pedals Through Hard Times (Issue 5, 1995)

    Havana Pedals Through Hard Times (Issue 5, 1995) Letter from the Executive Director: ITDP Thinks Globally, Acts Globally • Cuba: Havana Pedals Through Hard Times • Mobilizing Democracy in Haiti •Cycling Renaissance in Mexico City • Poland: Shock Therapy Short-Circuits Public Transit • Upgrading Peruvian Mountain Tracks Puts People First • News Briefs • New Titles • Bulletin Board Read More
  • Women Take Back the Streets: Overcoming Gender Obstacles to Women’s Mobility in Africa (Issue 3, 1994)

    Women Take Back the Streets: Overcoming Gender Obstacles to Women's Mobility in Africa (Issue 3, 1994) Letter from the Executive Director and Program Director: Sustainable Transportation: Are We Winning the Battle But Losing the War? • Eastern Europe: Paving the Way to Environmental Disaster? • Women Take Back the Streets • South Africa: Dismantling the Apartheid City • News Briefs • The Philippines: The Road to Ruin • Will Bicycles be ... Read More
  • ITDP: Fighting for Sustainable Transportation (Issue 2, 1993)

    ITDP: Fighting for Sustainable Transportation (Issue 2, 1993) Letter from the New President and New Executive Director: ITDP: Fighting for Sustainable Transportation • Mobility Haiti • City Focus: Bangkok, Thailand • Sustainable Transportation News Briefs • Are Bicycles Making Japan More Competitive? • The 3% Solution: A Call for Action • New Titles • Bulletin Board  Read More

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