Topic: Cycling and Walking

Cycling has significant economic benefits—for individuals, cities, and society—and functions as a low-cost, high-yield, scalable solution to climate and equity issues. Investments in cycling infrastructure also create jobs and opportunities to expand existing industries or develop new ones. While many cities have seen firsthand the benefits of investing in infrastructure and other street design improvements…

Since 2012, the City of Tartu, Estonia, 2022 recipient of an STA Honorable Mention, has been implementing programs, infrastructure, and policy that transformed the city into a model for sustainable, accessible mobility based on data, feedback from residents, and ambitious climate goals.  This case study, co-developed with TUMI and the City of Tartu, shows lessons…

The COVID-19 pandemic has further revealed access and mobility inequities in Los Angeles that have been present for decades. Safe, affordable non-car transport options, like cycling, have not been prioritized which limits access for those without a car and contributes to congestion, air pollution, and collisions that affect all Angelenos. People of all backgrounds cycle…

In early 2021, the City of Lviv, Ukraine has been selected as the honorable mention recipient of the  Sustainable Transport Awards. “Lviv – From Streets for Cars to Streets for All,” a case study report co-produced with TUMI, presents lessons learned of Lviv’s transformative journey.  Lviv’s STA recognition reflects a decades-long process toward reclaiming streets…

Micromobility is a transportation option that can be used for a variety of trip types, from short commutes, to first- and last-mile connections with transit, to inter-/intra-neighborhood trips. Micromobility refers to small, lightweight devices that: Typically operate at speeds below 25 km/h (15 mph) Can be human-powered or electric Can be shared or personally owned…

The City of Kisumu is experiencing rapid economic and population growth, resulting in high rates of urbanization and motorization. Conventional planning solutions have focused more on addressing the needs of motorists and neglecting the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, and those taking public transport. Increasing reliance on private motorized mobility is making transport in Kisumu increasingly…

This issue of the Sustainable Transport magazine reflects on the far reaching impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the global community – and, more importantly, the many ways that cities and communities, like Jakarta, Indonesia, winner of the Sustainable Transport Award in 2021,  have shown strength and resilience in the face of uncertainty. Take…

Pedestrians First is a set of interactive tools that measure walkability in cities around the world.  Walkability is complex and can be understood in many ways. This online tool features a hierarchy of needs that support walking and a description of the infrastructure, activity, and priority needed for walkability. Although these frameworks can be used independently…

Cycling is a powerful tool to improve transportation, increase access, and enhance the quality of life in cities around the world. People in cities that prioritize cycling see huge benefits, from faster commutes and easy connections to public transit, to improved air quality and health. But for many cities where few trips are currently made…

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