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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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  • Bus Rapid Transit to Africa: Cape Town Announces BRT and Bicycle Corridor

    “For ordinary people, many of whom live in remote parts of the city, and do not have easy access to economic opportunity, the implementation of the rapid bus transit system in the Klipfontein corridor will make a considerable difference to the quality of their lives,” added Cape Town Mayor, Nomaindia Mfeketo. Cape Town has identified the ...
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  • Experts Outline Benefits of Better Bus System

    Experts Outline Benefits of Better Bus System
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Peterson, 212-629-8001, lpeterson@itdp.org A group of international transportation experts arrived in last week to help Cape Town officials design a world-class bus system.  Many of the experts were involved in the planning and management of TransMilenio, the successful Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system built in Bogotá, Colombia, which has brought incredible improvements in ...
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  • Cycleways Are No Longer Just a Dream for Quito

    On Feburary 13 and 14, a seminar focused on cycleways as a viable transportation alternative in Quito was held for the first time. This event responds to a feeling of restlessness and frustration about the unsustainable situation of transportation in the city, to the lack of urban spaces for cyclists and to the need for ...
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  • Ahold Scandal Puts Focus on Corporate Accountability

    While the source of the accusations is an unsubstantiated anonymous letter, Dutch regulators are investigating the claims. While Ahold may not be found guilty of this type of wrongdoing, it is well known that large big-box retailers often cut corners in developing countries and transitional economies. ITDP has compiled dossiers on some of the worst offenders, which ...
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  • Las ciclovías ya no son sólo un sueño para Quito

    El 13 y 14 de Febrero del año en curso se realizó por primera vez en la historia de la movilidad urbana y del transporte citadino un seminario ­ taller que enfocara a las ciclovías como una alternativa vial en Quito. Este evento responde a una serie de inquietudes y preocupaciones en torno a la ...
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  • London’s Speed Camera Program Cut Ped Injuries in Half

    The two-year pilot program placed cameras in eight areas of London. Local governments were allowed to reinvest money collected from speeding fines to increase the number of cameras in operation. According to the report, the number of vehicles speeding in areas monitored by the cameras dropped 67 percent. Because of its successes, the program has been ...
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  • Africa Accelerates Switch to Unleaded Gasoline

    A survey carried out by UNEP, which is a leading member of the global Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles, shows that Egypt, Libya, Mauritius and the Sudan are lead-free. This year Morocco, Reunion, Tunisia and Western Sahara will also fully phase out leaded gasoline. An additional 22 countries, including Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, ...
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  • U.S. Road Building Extends to Earth’s Farthest Reaches

    Although the US is required to perform an environmental impact statement for the roadway, it is not yet complete. For now, the biggest impact of the roadway will likely be small amounts of fuel dumped along the route. Tractors running along the route will take the place of planes that currently supply the station with supplies. ...
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  • Tehran on the Road to More Sustainable Transport

    Site visits and consultations with city officials from both Bogotá and other Latin American cities provided the insight and inspiration for the commitment to creating a similar system in Tehran as a compliment to the growing number of sustainable transport projects already begun by the last two administrations. “BRT provides a simple and elegant mode of ...
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  • London’s Smooth Shift to Congestion Pricing

    One of London’s largest bus operators, Arriva, announced that it will rework its bus schedule because traffic is so light that drivers are forced to wait several minutes at stops after covering routes in record time. Observers have noted that some bus routes are running in half their normal time. “We are pleased to see traffic ...
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