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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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  • Rio de Janeiro: 1985 and Today

    Rio de Janeiro: 1985 and Today
    In 1985, Rio de Janeiro was coming out of two decades of military rule, and experiencing a surge growth. Older parts of the city were being demolished and rebuilt, and the city as it is today was taking shape. The city had the beginnings of formal a transit system, with the oldest commuter train in ...
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  • Transit Solutions for the Air Quality Crisis

    Transit Solutions for the Air Quality Crisis
     Transport Solutions for the Air Quality Crisis Our cities are in the midst of an air quality crisis. According to the WHO, 80 percent of urban residents are breathing air that does not meet standards for health, with middle- and low-income nations suffering from the highest exposures. While air quality concerns are far from breaking news, the ...
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  • Why Your City Doesn’t Have Enough Cyclists

    Why Your City Doesn't Have Enough Cyclists
    Why Your City Doesn’t Have Enough Cyclists More people on bicycles on the streets benefit everyone in the city, even if they never get on a bicycle. A higher mode share of cyclists means fewer cars on the street, greater safety for pedestrians, improved air quality, a healthier population, lower transportation costs, and greater equity and ...
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  • Nominate Your City for the 2021 Sustainable Transport Award

    Nominate Your City for the 2021 Sustainable Transport Award
    ITDP, together with an international committee of development and transport experts, invites you to nominate your city for the Sustainable Transport Award. Nominations accepted between now and July 2, 2020 at staward.org. Does your city deserve more recognition for new transport, street design, or policy improvements that increase mobility and improve quality of life for your residents? ...
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  • Chennai: 1985 and Today

    Chennai: 1985 and Today
    Chennai, the birthplace of the Indian railway system, was also home to the nation’s first electric trams, in 1895. Unfortunately, politicians chose to end the service in the early 1950s, with the idea of building “modern” roads and bridges for cars. By 1985, Chennai, then known as Madras, had seen its car and motorcycle populations ...
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  • Will E-bikes Make Cycle Highways Happen?

    Will E-bikes Make Cycle Highways Happen?
    Cycling offers ample benefits to the daily commuter: light exercise, fresh air, and a low stress commute on two wheels. However, people may not even consider cycling as they view it as treacherous due to the many motorized vehicles traversing roads quickly alongside them. A lack of safe, comfortable cycling routes in many cities exacerbates ...
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  • Buenos Aires: 1985 and Today

    Buenos Aires: 1985 and Today
    On the Anniversary of ITDP’s 35th Year, Transport Matters will be publishing a series of articles about cities that ITDP has worked in, comparing them from 1985 and today. The article in full can be found in Sustainable Transport Magazine. 35 years ago, Buenos Aires, along with the surrounding country, was reeling in the aftermath of ...
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  • Pune, Jakarta Honored at Sustainable Transport Award Ceremony in Washington, DC

    Pune, Jakarta Honored at Sustainable Transport Award Ceremony in Washington, DC
    On Tuesday, January 14, the cities of Pune, India and Jakarta, Indonesia were honored in the Sustainable Transport Award Ceremony in Washington, DC. The Sustainable Transport Award Ceremony began with welcome remarks by Heather Thompson, CEO of ITDP who ruminated on the role that many cities are taking globally as their national governments shirk away from ...
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  • Pune’s Vision for Streets Puts Children First

    Pune's Vision for Streets Puts Children First
    This year, Pune has been awarded the Sustainable Transport Award for its work on improved pedestrian infrastructure through complete streets, by dedicating over 50% of its municipal transportation budget to sustainable modes: walking, cycling, and bus infrastructure, and improving its BRT. Pune is a rapidly developing Indian city of over 3.5 million people located in ...
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  • New ITDP Report Helps Cities “Plug” E-bikes and E-scooters into their Transport Networks

    New ITDP Report Helps Cities “Plug” E-bikes and E-scooters into their Transport Networks
    New ITDP Report Helps Cities “Plug” E-bikes and E-scooters into their Transport Networks The report positions  cities to take an active role in managing the use of e-bikes, e-scooters, and other electric micromobility modes, maximizing benefits and minimizing negative impacts. Within the past couple of years, cities have witnessed a proliferation of personal mobility devices: electric scooters ...
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