Type: Report

This report is a broad study concerning electrifying public bus systems, with the primary goal being to decrease carbon emissions from the transportation sector in the next decade and beyond. Battery electric buses (BEBs) provide a timely solution for cities looking to: significantly cut emissions from the transportation sector; improve air quality; decrease noise pollution;…

Rapid motorization has been a global trend in recent decades and has presented troubling consequences, such as air and noise pollution, trafficrelated injuries and deaths, and inequity. As vehicle use increases, so does demand for storing vehicles, both for short-term stays on the street near drivers’ destinations and longer-term stays in off-street lots and garages….

As low and middle-income countries urbanise and grow wealthier, the rates of private motor vehicle use have soared. This severely strains their transport systems and is leading to social, economic, and environmental harm. The capacity to plan for these changes has not proven sufficient. In this study, the ITDP research team assesses capacity in three…

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…

Paratransit (also known as informal or semiformal public transport) is a dominating force in urban transport systems today. In many parts of the world, primarily lower- and middle-income countries (LICs & MICs), paratransit provides crucial access to jobs, goods, and services. It also operates with little government oversight or regulation, which can lead to inadequate…

This implementation playbook outlines critical steps and decision points to implement a bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor in Massachusetts between the cities of Everett and Boston. Included are data-rich insights into specific on-the-ground conditions and illustrations of creative bus priority improvements in Everett along a potential Everett-to-Boston BRT corridor. The playbook highlights how the City…

Demand for and use of private cars is growing worldwide, contributing to major challenges like poor air quality, traffic injuries, and climate change, especially in places experiencing rapid urbanization. Population growth and uptake of vehicles, coupled with inefficient public transportation and land use planning, make traffic a complex problem to manage. While many city leaders…

Innovations in data and technology in transportation have led to new forms of flexible, on-demand mobility and urban freight services. Such advances have also enabled better integration between urban transport modes and facilitated more predictable, environmentally-friendly, high-volume trips. Despite their high potential to facilitate integrated mobility, many of these technologies such as open data and…

About the Series The “Access for All” series distills common messages of inclusion, equity, and access for everyone to achieve equitable sustainable urban mobility. Each paper explores how transportation systems have failed to account for diverse mobility patterns. This series provides recommendations for key stakeholders from civil society, subnational authorities, donor organizations, and national governments…

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