Type: Policy Brief

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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…

Parking demands, like other transport demand patterns, operate on a peak and off-peak schedule depending on related land use. Distinct but complementary patterns, such as “office parking” that is generally empty in the evenings and on weekends and “residential parking” that is generally fuller in the evenings, offers an opportunity for cities to better satisfy residents and commuters…

EcoParq é um sistema de parquímetros na Cidade do México, cuja primeira aplicação piloto foi no bairro de Polanco, em 2012. O sistema usa parquímetros multivagas para regular e precificar as vagas de estacionamento, substituindo o sistema informal que é comum no México e na América Latina. A intenção do ecoParq é acalmar o movimento nas ruas ao organizar…

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