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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
  • BRT TransOlimpica: Olympic Project Just Misses Gold BRT Standard Rating

    BRT TransOlimpica: Olympic Project Just Misses Gold BRT Standard Rating BRT TransOlímpica was conceived to connect the Olympic arenas of Barra da Tijuca and Deodoro. It also offers a new cross connection in the West Zone of the city. One of the most recent additions to Rio de Janeiro’s public transit system, the BRT TransOlímpica, offers great service to 25,000 people/day who were previously underserved. Building ... Read More
  • From a Car-Dominated Past to a People-Friendly Future: Dongguan Streets Transformation

    From a Car-Dominated Past to a People-Friendly Future: Dongguan Streets TransformationPhoto source: CNN While urban street design in China often focuses on the needs of cars, the local government of Dongguan, an industrial city in China’s Pearl River Delta, decided to put people first when rebranding the Dongcheng commercial district. ITDP China’s work with DUPD and the Dongcheng district government changed Dongcheng’s car-filled past transforming the ... Read More
  • How BRT TransCaribe Improved Transport in Cartagena, Colombia

    How BRT TransCaribe Improved Transport in Cartagena, ColombiaIn March 2016, the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos inaugurated a BRT system in Cartagena, a historical city of one million people on the Caribbean coast.  Its centerpiece is a 10.5 km long segregated busway along Av Pedro de Heredia, connecting the old town with the “El Portal” transfer terminal.  Each of its 16 stations ... Read More
  • Vibrant Pune: City’s Streets Transform into Vital Public Spaces

    Vibrant Pune: City’s Streets Transform into Vital Public Spaces By Nashwa Naushad , Communications Program Associate, ITDP India “On our firm course towards sustainable transportation, we are also transforming Pune into a great city for the people, with numerous initiatives to encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport”, said Mr. Kunal Kumar, IAS, the commissioner of Pune Municipal Corporation. Indian cities are gradually ... Read More
  • [Webinar] How Mexico City Abolished Parking Minimums, Lessons and Insights

    [Webinar] How Mexico City Abolished Parking Minimums, Lessons and Insights  Due to the earthquake in Mexico, we have rescheduled this webinar.  The new date and time is: Thursday, October 26, 2017 10am (CDMX time).   About the Webinar 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 ... Read More
  • MOBILIZE Speaker Series: Sameer Sharma, Secretary for Smart Cities, India

    MOBILIZE Speaker Series: Sameer Sharma, Secretary for Smart Cities, India A scene from a trial run to test the proposed design for the pedestrian plaza in T.Nagar, which was a hit amongst the public. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a splash two years ago when he announced a plan to tackle his nation’s expected rapid urbanization. 100 smart cities would bloom across the world’s second ... Read More
  • MOBILIZE Speaker Series: Marielle Franco Councilwoman, Rio de Janeiro

    MOBILIZE Speaker Series: Marielle Franco Councilwoman, Rio de Janeiro Brazil is in a state of political upheaval and economic crisis, and just one year after the Olympics, the situation is not much better in Rio de Janeiro. The state government is bankrupt and a new conservative mayor is pushing back on the city’s progressive gains. However, there is a powerful voice in the chambers ... Read More
  • Child Friendly Cities are Friendly Cities for Everyone

    Child Friendly Cities are Friendly Cities for Everyone According to the Department of Transport Statistics, more than 18,500 children (under 14 years old) die of traffic accidents in China every year – 2.5 times the number in Europe and 2.6 times in U.S.A.  Among many others, poor travel conditions is a key component leading to these tragedies.  While many cities around the world ... Read More
  • MOBILIZE Santiago: Just & Inclusive Cities Become the New Normal

    MOBILIZE Santiago: Just & Inclusive Cities Become the New Normal  This year, the MOBILIZE Summit in Santiago, Chile was a call to action on our theme of “just and inclusive cities become the new normal”. This vision of mobility and community demands for transport policy advantages to be experienced more equitably throughout neighborhoods in our cities. We must consider how people really travel, and how ... Read More
  • All-Door Boarding Demo in Boston Blazes Path For Needed Bus Improvements in U.S. Cities

    All-Door Boarding Demo in Boston Blazes Path For Needed Bus Improvements in U.S. Cities Allowing passengers to board a bus at any door (front, back, middle) and pre-pay are basic elements of BRT. These elements are also the foundation of good bus service generally as seen in best practice cities around the world. Yet only a handful of U.S. cities have managed to integrate all-door boarding and pre-paying in ... Read More

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