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Walkability is a crucial first step in creating sustainable transportation in an urban environment. It’s the most common form of transport in the world. We all do it a little differently but it is our most common way to travel. Walking is immediate, carbon free, and free.  A shift to walkable communities is a shift to…

In the 7th year since the Guangzhou BRT (China) opened, we hear from a couple of its riders about the difference the system has made to their lives thus far.

The Sustainable Transport Award Committee gave its tenth annual award to Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo, the first ever award to result in a three-way tie, giving credit to the scale and substance of Brazil’s achievements in increasing mobility and enhancing quality of life in its major cities. In 2014, Belo Horizonte…

Urban density is fundamental principle of sustainable development. Density supports economic and creative vibrancy, social integration, and a healthy, environmental sustainable development model. As the world’s population continues to urbanize, our cities have two options for growth: densify or sprawl. The private-car dependent sprawl model of the 20th century must change, and move away from…

Hoy se construyen más espacios de estacionamientos que oficinas y viviendas en las ciudades mexicanas. Esto se refleja en la mala calidad de vida de sus ciudadanos. Ya que más cajones incentivan más viajes en auto. Además los grandes estacionamientos ocupan lugares donde podría haber parques, comercio, vivienda o servicios. La solución es que las…

For too long cities tried to make parking a core feature of the urban fabric, only to discover that yielding to parking demand tears that fabric apart. Parking requirements for new buildings have quietly been changing the landscape, making walking and transit less viable while inducing more traffic. Many cities around the world are now changing course…

See ITDP Board Member Janette Sadik-Khan’s 2013 TED Talk on changes to New York’s streets that made the city more walkable, bikeable, and livable. From TED.com: In this funny and thought-provoking talk, Janette Sadik-Khan, transportation commissioner of New York City, shares projects that have reshaped street life in the 5 boroughs, including pedestrian zones in Times Square,…

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