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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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  • Better Together: Rapid Transit and Cycling Networks

    Better Together: Rapid Transit and Cycling Networks
    Transportation is all about options. Integrated transportation systems that make mobility more accessible, more efficient, and more equitable are crucial to improving quality-of-life everywhere. Two critical components of a multi-modal transportation network are rapid transit systems and cycling infrastructure that connect with one another.
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  • We Need to Make Intersections Safer for Pedestrians and Cyclists

    We Need to Make Intersections Safer for Pedestrians and Cyclists
    Globally, traffic crashes cause 1.3 million deaths each year, and fatal and non-fatal crashes are estimated to cost economies approximately $1.8 trillion USD between 2015 and 2030. More than half of the fatalities caused by traffic crashes are people outside of vehicles: pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. What’s more, low and middle income countries make up ...
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  • Exploring the Intersection of Race and Mobility in Brazil

    Exploring the Intersection of Race and Mobility in Brazil
    While wealthier, primarily White people live in the central regions of Brazil’s cities — closer to employment, opportunities, services, and transport networks — the majority of Black and lower-income people live further out with more barriers to everyday commuting. In addition to living farther  from key transport systems, Black, brown and low-income Brazilians pay higher ...
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  • The Current Fuel Crisis is an Opportunity to Reshape US Cities

    The Current Fuel Crisis is an Opportunity to Reshape US Cities
    The first oil shock of 1973 was brought on by social and political forces that exposed the vulnerabilities of a global system overly reliant on fossil fuels and resource-intensive petroleum production. Everyday Americans witnessed the impacts firsthand, faced with skyrocketing gas prices and ripple effects across the economy for years to follow. Parallels can certainly be ...
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  • Cycling’s Gender Gap: Breaking The Cycle of Inequality

    Cycling’s Gender Gap: Breaking The Cycle of Inequality
    A critical gender gap exists in cycling — in fact, it is one of the most stark illustrations of gender inequity amongst modes of transportation, and this dynamic persists in city after city. In Kisumu, Kenya, men account for 96% of all cyclists and use cycling for 7% of their trips — in contrast, women in ...
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  • Ensuring Access for All Persons with Disabilities

    Ensuring Access for All Persons with Disabilities
    In this new paper, Access for All: Persons with Disabilities, ITDP and World Enabled (The Victor Pineda Foundation) explore accessible transit-oriented development and sustainable urban mobility through the lens of people with disabilities and offer a set of recommendations to promote responsive actions. Persons with disabilities make up nearly 15% of the global population, and ...
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  • An Antiracist Future For Our Highways

    An Antiracist Future For Our Highways
    On the heels of the movements for racial and social justice that swept the US and the world in 2020, the need to take a critical lens and reflect on the extensive history of systemic racism in our daily lives has never been more urgent. It is clear that — from healthcare to education to ...
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  • How Cycling Powers People and Economies

    How Cycling Powers People and Economies
    Cycling went beyond connecting people to essential services like healthcare, grocery stores, and front-line jobs — it also served as a critical means for reaching friends and loved ones. In fact, in 2020, there was so much demand for cycling that many manufacturers could not keep up. The global market for bicycles was estimated at ...
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  • How Peshawar Approaches Sustainable, Accessible & Inclusive Transport

    How Peshawar Approaches Sustainable, Accessible & Inclusive Transport
    Peshawar is located in the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Northwest Pakistan and has a population that has recently boomed to nearly 2 million residents, but with an estimated 40% living below the poverty line. In recent years, Peshawar has struggled with congested streets filled with private cars, pedestrians, and small informal public ...
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  • Compact & Electrified Cities Have the Potential to Massively Reduce Emissions

    Compact & Electrified Cities Have the Potential to Massively Reduce Emissions
    Curbing emissions to prevent the worst effects of climate change begins with transforming our cities. As populations continue to increase, how cities approach growth and development will determine the future of our planet and our lives. If we continue on the same path of building sprawling cities around gas-guzzling private vehicles instead of around people, ...
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