ITDP's publications support our work implementing sustainable urban development around the world. ITDP produces a range of materials for use by governments, industry professionals, and the public. Our work includes establishing industry standards, highlighting best practices, producing reports and recommendations on specific policies and projects, and raising awareness through informational articles and multimedia. Our work provides the tools for local actors to design and advocate for progressive transport solutions. Use the search bar below, or browse by publication type on the right. 

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Principles for Transport in Urban Life

Posted on Mar 28, 2014

The 8 Principles for better streets and better cities highlight the key aspects of transport-oriented development that lead to good growth. For more information about these principles and best practices in TOD, see ITDP's TOD Standard.    Download this infographic    Read More

Footpath Design: A guide to creating footpaths

Posted on Mar 26, 2014

Walking is fundamental to urban life. It is a healthy and pollution-free form of mobility and recreation. Pedestrian trips account for a quarter to a third of all trips in many Indian cities. However, the poor quality of pedestrian infrastructure sends a message that pedestrians are not welcome in the urban environment. Fortunately, street design practice in India is beginning to recognise the i... Read More

Footpath Basics

Posted on Mar 26, 2014

  This inforgraphic accompanies documents such as Footpath Design and Better Streets, Better Cities, using standards from the Indian Roads Congress' Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities to explain best practices for footpath design in India.    Download this infographic  Source: ITDP India   Read More

The BRT Standard Infographic

Posted on Mar 26, 2014

This infographic highlights the key features of BRT essential to any BRT system. These elements ensure that BRT systems have high operating speeds and provide a good customer experience.  Source: ITDP Read More

Riding the Bike-Share Boom: The Top Five Components of a Successful System

Posted on Mar 25, 2014

The Bike-Share Planning Guide establishes many important metrics and principles for evaluating bike-share systems around the world. Although each city makes bike-share its own, adapting it to the local context, many of the most successful systems share certain common features. The Guide provides important standards and insights into best practices for building bike-shares, and this infographic ... Read More

Manual de participación en políticas de movilidad y desarrollo urbano

Posted on Feb 26, 2014

Las ciudades mexicanas enfrentan grandes retos debido a su expansión territorial y los problemas de movilidad que ésta ocasiona. El tráfico, las largas horas de trayecto, el alto gasto en transporte, la contaminación y los accidentes disminuyen la calidad de vida de la ciudadanía e imponen altos costos sociales y monetarios a la sociedad. Sin embargo, la implementación de las políticas necesarias... Read More

Promoting Urban Green Travel

Posted on Feb 03, 2014

A Special Policy Study Summary Report for the CCICED, the China Council for Internation Cooperation on Environment and Development This report, delivered to top Chinese officials, including Premier Li Keqiang and the State Council, details the growing problems of traffic congestion and traffic-related air pollution in Chinese cities, and provides a set of high-level recommendations for the State... Read More

Sustainable Transport on Course While Warsaw Wobbles: Report From COP 19

Posted on Jan 30, 2014

A summary of the proceedings from the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 19) in Warsaw, Poland, and progress on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda and their significance for land transport. As international efforts to address climate change and a post-2015 framework for sustainable development advance, there are an increasing number of opportunities for sustainable transport... Read More

Mexico City Takes the 2013 Sustainable Transport Award

Posted on Jan 21, 2014

Metrobuses, ecobicis, bikeways, parking meters and reclaiming public space for pedestrians were the main reasons the city of Mexico won the Sustainable Transport Award in 2013. This video demonstrates Mexico City's continued progress and leadership in sustainable urban transport.  Read More

Estacionamientos para bicicletas

Posted on Jan 07, 2014

Esta guía presenta brevemente los criterios con que se deben evaluar los estacionamientos para bicicletas y los actores principales (usuarios y municipalidad/operador) que están involucrados en el desarrollo de un proyecto de este tipo. Después presenta propuestas de estacionamientos para bicicleta y finaliza con una valoración de los factores de decisión y calificación de cada modelo, incl... Read More

Maximizing the Effectiveness of the GEF Sustainable Transport Portfolio

Posted on Jan 07, 2014

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a small but critical source of climate finance and has built an investment portfolio that addresses emissions from the transport sector in developing and transitioning countries. The GEF has invested more than $3.6 billion in mitigating climate change since its inception. Unfortunately, there has been consistent under-investment in the very sector in which... Read More

Impact Analysis of Transoeste Bus Rapid Transit System in Rio de Janeiro

Posted on Jan 07, 2014

The Transoeste Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line in Rio de Janeiro’s West Zone is not only an internationally recognized gold-standard BRT in and of itself, it is also the first of four major gold-standard BRT corridors to be built in the city. When all corridors are built, the city will have a network of more than 150 km of high-quality BRT lines to further complement its subway, commuter rail, bike-... Read More

Mitigation Strategies and Accounting Methods for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation

Posted on Jan 07, 2014

Rising incomes in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) portend rising use of motor vehicles, with attendant challenges to manage traffic congestion, air pollution, energy security, and global warming, as well as growing disparities in access to opportunities between those who have cars and those who do not. International concern regarding the effects of climate change is leading to the creation ... Read More

SLoCaT Status Report

Posted on Jan 07, 2014

A Status Report on the Contribution of Sustainable Transport to the Implementation of Rio+20. Download this document Read More

Parking and Travel Demand Management Policies in Latin America

Posted on Jan 07, 2014

This guidebook is the result of a study carried out in 12 cities across five countries throughout Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico) looking at parking and travel demand management (TDM) policies. It serves two main objectives: to present the general findings of the fieldwork carried out in the focus cities, comparing their policies to similar policies implemented in ... Read More


Publication Types: 
Standards and Guides
ITDP's publications on BRT, TOD, and Bike Sharing serve as in-depth, technical resources for governments, developers, and industry professionals.
ITDP's reports focus on specific topics and projects. These papers evaluate programs and identify best practices,

Policy Briefs and Fact Sheets
ITDP's policy briefs and fact sheets provide summaries of specific issues projects or programs. 

ITDP produces numerous videos, presentations infographics and videos related our work.


Sustainable Transport Magazine
ITDP's Annual Magazine with news and updates from the transport world.