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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
  • Regulating Dockless Bikeshare: Lessons from Tianjin, China

    Regulating Dockless Bikeshare: Lessons from Tianjin, China Photo Source Tianjin provides an early example of a city’s experience with unregulated dockless bikeshare, followed by efforts to regulate it. This post summarizes forthcoming research by ITDP China about dockless bikeshare in Tianjin, including important lessons for the rest of the world. A Legacy of Bike Manufacturing Tianjin, one of the four municipalities directly under the administration ... Read More
  • Celebrate With Us in Washington D.C. This Week

    Celebrate With Us in Washington D.C. This Week  ITDP RECEPTION & BRT PLANNING GUIDE CELEBRATION Come share food and drinks with ITDP and friends, meet the authors of the 2017 BRT Planning Guide, and see what’s in store for 2018. RSVP is required so click the link below to join the fun! Date: January 10, 2018 Time: 6-9pm Location: Baby Wale Restaurant, Washington DC RSVP SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT AWARD CEREMONY Representatives from winning city Dar es Salaam, ... Read More
  • Dockless Bikeshare: What We Know So Far

    Dockless Bikeshare: What We Know So Far Over the last decade, bikeshare schemes have become a standard feature in cities around the world, with over 1,000 cities offering at least one bikesharing scheme. City governments have incorporated bikeshare into their transportation and sustainability plans as a low-cost and innovative mobility option for residents.  More and more cities are realizing the benefits of ... Read More
  • Boston Area Communities to Pilot BRT Elements in 2018

    Boston Area Communities to Pilot BRT Elements in 2018 On December 5, 2017, ITDP joined partners from the BostonBRT initiative in announcing the recipients of three $100,000 grants provided by the Barr Foundation to demonstrate BRT’s potential in metro Boston. Working together with the MBTA (regional transit authority) and across municipal boundaries, the communities of Arlington, Everett, and Cambridge in partnership with Watertown will ... Read More
  • Global BRT Data is now Backed by The BRT Standard

    Global BRT Data is now Backed by The BRT StandardThere is growing demand for high quality, high capacity transit all over the world. Increasingly, cities are finding solutions with bus rapid transit (BRT), an efficient, affordable, and sustainable option that, when done right, can compete with the capacity, speed, and comfort of metro systems. The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and The World ... Read More
  • The TOD Standard v. 3.0: Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities for Generations to Come

    The TOD Standard v. 3.0:  Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities for Generations to Comeby Luc Nadal & Iwona Alfred Population growth and urbanization worldwide is on course to bring two billion additional residents to cities within the next three decades.  Creating the buildings, neighborhoods and cities that will house them is a task of a magnitude unprecedented in human history.  However, these numbers, as daunting as they are, ... Read More
  • Albuquerque, NM Opens First USA Gold Standard BRT on Historic Route 66

    Albuquerque, NM Opens First USA Gold Standard BRT on Historic Route 66 Over Thanksgiving weekend, the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico launched a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor, known as Albuquerque Rapid Transit or ART , at a public event with elected officials, business leaders, and community supporters. ART is the first BRT corridor to achieve a Gold-Standard with ITDP’s BRT Standard scorecard in the USA. The gold ... Read More
  • [Webinar] TOD Standard 3.0: Building Inclusive Cities

    [Webinar] TOD Standard 3.0: Building Inclusive Cities Thursday, December 7, 2017 11am EST About the Webinar The TOD Standard is a powerful tool to evaluate projects and neighborhoods, to align policies, regulations, and stakeholder expectation, and to give rise to urban development that is truly inclusive and walking, cycling and transit-oriented. This webinar will review the newest version of the Standard, highlight its enhanced metrics for ... Read More
  • Smart Mobility and Open Data: A Global and Personal Perspective

    Smart Mobility and Open Data: A Global and Personal Perspectiveby Oliver O’Brien, Urbanist & Researcher, University College- London Oliver O’Brien is an urbanist and researcher in quantitative geography, at University College London. His specialties include spatial analytics of bikeshare systems across the world, and visualizing socio-economic data such as population demographics. Introduction Many major cities around the world are seeing rapid population growth, resulting in increased strain on existing ... Read More
  • The BRT Planning Guide

    The BRT Planning GuideThe BRT Planning Guide Read More

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