Sustainable Transport Magazine is an annual publication to keep our membership, colleagues, and the public informed of new projects and initiatives supporting bicycles, non-motorized transport (NMT), and sustainable transport initiatives around the world.

  • [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
  • 2008 OLYMPICS: FIVE RING ROADS

    But the benefits of these measures are overshadowed by the planned construction of the fourth and fifth ring roads. The fourth ring road will be called Olympic Boulevard, and will contain 8 lanes, 147 flyovers, and connections to seven major expressways. The government plans to connect every community with 50,000 people or more to a ... Read More
  • Tools for Halting the Spread of Hypermarkets Outside Western European Cities

    Tools for Halting the Spread of Hypermarkets Outside Western European Cities Legislative Tools for Preserving Town Centres and Halting the Spread of Hypermarkets and Malls Outside of Cities:  Land Use Legislation and Controls of Conflicts of Interest in Land Use Decision Making Throughout Europe, the past few decades have been characterized by retail sprawl — the spread of hypermarkets and of large shopping malls outside of city centers, undermining the traditional ... Read More
  • Cuenca Gets on the Bus (Issue 12, 2001)

    Cuenca Gets on the Bus (Issue 12, 2001) Letter from the Executive Director: Wal-Mart Goes Global • Chile: “Living City” Battles Santiago Highway • Recycling Central Europe’s Urban Wastelands • World Leaders Pedal Sustainable Transport at UN • Cuenca, Ecuador: Secondary City, Primary Vision • India: Bumpy Road to Cleaner Vehicles • Corporate Welfare or Livable Communities?: Rerouting US Foreign Aid • Africa’s Bike Dealers Hold Keys to Livable Cities • ... Read More
  • A Breath of Fresh Air for Indonesia (Issue 11, 2000)

    A Breath of Fresh Air for Indonesia (Issue 11, 2000) Letter from the Executive Director: Is Globalization the Enemy of Sustainable Transport?• Fighting Sprawl: Prague on the Edge • An Afribike Update: South Africans Swept Off Their Feet• Manila Makes Way for Bikeways, But for Whom? • A Breath of Fresh Air for Indonesia • Bogota: Peñalosa Lets it Ride • Zurich-Kunming Sister-City Project: Bus Rapid Transit Comes to China• Notes from Agra: Selling Modern Rickshaws • Opinion: ... Read More
  • Surabaya Report: Improving Conditions for Non Motorized Transport

    Surabaya Report: Improving Conditions for Non Motorized Transport By international standards, Surabaya has an extremely high mode share of private motorized trips (predominantly motorcycle) relative to per capita incomes, despite the fact that average trip distances “as the crow flies” are extremely short. Nonmotorized trips are nonetheless a critical part of the transportation system, while collective forms of transport are much less important than in other regional ... Read More
  • Case Study: Bicycle Project in Chockwe, Mozambique

    Case Study: Bicycle Project in Chockwe, Mozambique The Projecto de Bicicletas (Bicycle Project) was conceived in 1992 by two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) based in Mozambique: the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and National Mozambican Association for the Development of Rural Women (AMRU).   The project began after a representative from ITDP attended the inaugeration of AMRU- in which many women from the surrounding rural ... Read More
  • South Africa Rides Again (Issue 10, 1999)

    South Africa Rides Again (Issue 10, 1999) Letter from the Executive Director: The Automobile Industry’s ‘Special’ Relationship with Development Institutions — and the Hopes for Hydrogen • Bicycle Culture Threatened: The Struggle for Sustainability in China’s Cities • South Africa Rides Again • Women Lead Tunesian Bike Advocacy • Bulgaria and the Geopolitics of Caspian Sea Oil • Brazil Starts to Take Bicycling Seriously • Trans-Israel Highway Update: Flagship in the Doldrums • Quito Takes the ... Read More
  • Gender Issues in Transportation: A Short Introduction

    Gender Issues in Transportation: A Short Introduction Presentation notes for the UNEP Regional Workshop “Deals on Wheels: Sustainable Transportation Initiatives in Developing Countries”, San Salvador, July 28-30, 1999. Seventy percent of the 1.3 billion people living in poverty worldwide are women, according to the UN 1995 Human Development Report. Transport-related issues such as access to jobs, markets and social/educational facilities play an important, but underappreciated role in perpetuating women’s ... Read More
  • Upward Mobility in South Africa (Issue 8, 1998)

    Upward Mobility in South Africa (Issue 8, 1998) Letter from the Executive Director: Organizing Pedestrians, Cyclists and Bus Passengers • Budapest Metro: Trojan Horse from European Union • Prague Threatened by Auto Mania • Managua Plans to Bike Around Transport Pitfalls • Making Bikes Work for South Africa • Tehran Clears the Air • Jakarta: A City in Crisis • The Trans-Israel Highway: ... Read More
  • India: Must it Motorize to Moderize? (Issue 7, 1997)

    India: Must it Motorize to Moderize? (Issue 7, 1997) Letter from the Executive Director: ITDP Mobilizes HABITAT • South Africa: Transportation Struggles in the Post Apartheid City • ISTEA Reauthorization: Will the Highway Lobby Steer U.S. Transport Reform Off the Road? • The Cycle Rickshaw can Save the Taj Mahal • Networks for Green Transport: Fighting for the ‘Seoul’ of Transport in Korea • ... Read More

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