Type: Policy Brief

All car trips begin and end in a parking space. Prioritizing better use of space dedicated to parking for cars is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cities, making these cities more livable and equitable, a fact that leading urban practitioners and researchers have long recognized. While plentiful parking encourages people to drive, well-managed…

How to scale tactical urbanism using lessons from the Global South In the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, various forms of long term lockdown or shelter-in place orders have limited non-essential travel and resulted in some of the lowest vehicle volumes in decades. Recognizing that people still need (and want) to move around, cities…

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Parking is a mystery. Many public agencies push for more parking in buildings, but, rather than alleviating the parking problem, it leads to massive traffic jams, severe air pollution, and more road deaths. Under the illusion that density creates congestion, public agencies also control building density. However, it is parking, not density, that creates traffic…

Urban density is a fundamental principle of sustainable development. As the world’s population continues to grow and urbanize, the car-dependent model of the 20th century must change to accommodate a more populous and more prosperous world. This brief lays how well designed density creates vibrant, sustainable urban spaces. Density is one the the Eight Principles for designing urban transport and…

In the past decade, the world has seen car sharing go mainstream, bike sharing become a global trend, and hundreds of startups stake their claim to reinventing transport. The new systems, collectively known as shared mobility, reflect the rise of both the on-demand and sharing economies. These dual economic phenomena are changing the way everyone from car owners to…

O encontro Política Cicloviária do Rio: como queremos avançar? foi realizado pelo ITDP Brasil, Studio-X Rio e Transporte Ativo, e contou com a presença de 33 pessoas de diversas regiões da cidade, interessados na mobilidade por bicicleta, tais como ciclistas, cicloativistas, urbanistas, gestores públicos e integrantes de associações locais de moradores. Seu objetivo foi construir de forma…

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