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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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  • UN, WHO Call for Better Policy, Street Design to Reduce Traffic Deaths

    On April 7, hundreds of events around the world highlighted the need for improved traffic safety, in honor of the World Health Organization’s World Health Day – “Road safety is no accident.” Photo: ITDP gave bicycle safety training during Accra’s WHD celebration  The WHO launched a year-long campaign to increase political commitment to improve road safety in response ...
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  • New World Bank Handbook on Transport and Air Pollution

    The newest version of the document should be available on line soon at Early versions of the handbook attracted sharp criticism from groups ranging from the Delhi-based Center for Science and Environment to NRDC to the US EPA. The transport sector parts of the document were quite positive, supporting non-motorized transport, bus priority systems, and congestion ...
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  • ASEAN Ministers Endorse Sustainable Transport Policies

    In December, the Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) formally endorsed a policy statement that includes a host of sustainable transport measures. The ASEAN Secretariat is a regional inter-governmental organization that fosters cooperation in the economic, social, cultural, technical, educational and other fields. Its new transport policy is the strongest statement of its ...
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  • Iraqi Flooded with Cars in Occupation’s Wake

    Under Saddam Hussein, automobiles carried an import tariff of close to 100%. Combined with little free capital, this led to very low levels of motorization, despite the low price of gasoline. In the 12 months since the U.S. invasion of Iraq, tariffs have not been enforced. This has lead to well over half a billion ...
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  • International Transportation Group Praises New Transport Plan

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On World Traffic Safety Day, international transportation experts from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) highlighted simple, inexpensive steps to save lives lost in traffic accidents. Over 1.2 million people died from road traffic injuries worldwide in 1998, according to the World Health Organization, which is launching a one-year traffic safety campaign ...
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  • Traffic Calming Fact Sheet: Designing Streets to Save Lives

    Traffic Calming Fact Sheet: Designing Streets to Save Lives
    Streets are much more than thoroughfares for cars and trucks. Particularly in poor neighborhoods, they serve walkers, cyclists, and provide recreational opportunities for children. What’s more, streets are often the most common place for neighbors to meet and converse, providing vital social and civic functions.
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  • Freewheeling

    Illustration by Jeff Soto AS WE RIDE UP TO THE FISH FARM, a mob of women crushes against the tall metal gates. They have walked here through suffocating heat and humidity, from mud huts dotting the Western Sahara veldt, carrying tin basins on their heads. Packed together, they are desperate, determined, on the verge of breaking ...
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  • Guaranteeing Public Education through Bicycles

    One of the most serious problems of the Colombian educational system is the ever increasing rate of student turnover, stemming among other reasons from the fact that parents cannot afford to pay for their children’s transportation to school. Most of these kids must walk several kilometers every day to get to their schools, as other ...
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  • Thai City Plans Country’s Largest Cycle Network

    In 2002, Thailand’s Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) awarded 14 municipalities 500,000 baht for a feasibility study of bicycle lanes. Lamphun’s government has proposed a 33.2 km network of bicycle routes, at a cost 220 million baht, which must be approved by a committee in the EPPO. Bicycle culture is already strong in Lamphun ­ ...
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  • Experts: TransJakarta’s New Bus System Can Drastically Improve Transit Service

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jakarta’s new bus system, which opens its first stretch tomorrow, will save passengers up to an hour in travel time, according to international transportation experts. The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) issued a preliminary draft of a 100-plus page report today assessing the TransJakarta bus system.  Based on reviews performed over the ...
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