ITDP Mexico Proposes 29 New BRT Routes That Would Change The Lives Of Millions

Posted on Apr 08, 2014

Today, ITDP Mexico presented a proposal to build new integrated public transport routes throughout Mexico City and the surrounding area. With this project, the region would gain 29 new BRT routes, nearly 500 additional kilometers of Metrobús and Mexibús corridors (the city and state BRT systems), and bring the benefits of BRT to 7.5 million new passengers daily. Across Mexico, there is still a... Read More

Steady Progress on the Pune-Pimpri-Chinchwad BRT

Posted on Apr 07, 2014

Pimpri-Chinchwad, the robust industrial city in central Maharashtra state, is making exciting progress on its BRT network, with construction on the first station near completion and work on corridors one and two forging ahead. The BRT in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad is an ambitious vision for a network of 40 kilometers and 90 stations connecting two municipalities and reaching nearly a million res... Read More

ITDP To Release TOD Scores for 50 Developments, Present at the World Urban Forum

Posted on Apr 03, 2014

Next week at the World Urban Forum (WUF) in Medellin, Colombia, ITDP will release Transit-oriented Development (TOD) scores for 50 urban developments from around the world. The scores will highlight best practices in global TOD. Using the metrics from the TOD Standard, ITDP evaluated development projects on six continents to see how they incorporated the eight principles of high quality TOD and... Read More

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Tours Mexico City BRT

Posted on Apr 01, 2014

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick took a ride on Mexico City's Metrobús BRT to gain a first-hand sense of what true, high-functioning BRT can be like. In the city on a regional trade mission, Governor Patrick, along with Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary Richard Davey, several other state-level Secretaries, ITDP Mexico staff, and ITDP US Director, Anni... Read More

Let's MOVE: Belo Horizonte's First BRT Brings Mobility and Opportunity

Posted on Mar 11, 2014

This weekend, Belo Horizonte joins the growing number of cities in Brazil and around the world bringing the benefits of high-quality sustainable transit to its citizens. On March 8, the city opened the first of three planned corridors of MOVE, Belo Horizonte's first BRT system. The new corridor runs along Avenida Cristiano Mahcado and follows best practices in BRT design, including center-align... Read More

New Maps and Open Data Pave Way for Nairobi BRT

Posted on Mar 07, 2014

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a map is worth a million. Recently released research on transit patterns in Nairobi puts the power of a map in the hands of the people and urban planners. Using data they collected, the Digital Matatus project, a collaboration between students and professors  at Columbia, MIT, the University of Nairobi and design firm Groupshot, published a map showing gr... Read More

Janette Sadik-Khan Joins the ITDP Board

Posted on Mar 06, 2014

Janette Sadik-Khan (left) visits the Rea Vaya BRT in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2011, along with Johannesburg Councillor Rehana Moosajee (center left), New York City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden (center right), and ITDP CEO Walter Hook (right).  ITDP is proud to welcome Janette Sadik-Khan to the ITDP Board of Directors. Sadik-Khan, who served as New York City Transportation Commission... Read More

Register Now for Climate Ride California

Posted on Mar 05, 2014

If you are on the West Coast, this event is for you! The 2014 Climate Ride event season opens up with the California Wine Country Ride, a four day mission driven and informative bike trip that will be taking off from San Francisco on May 17th and finishing in Sacramento, CA on May 20th.  Leaving from the City by the Bay, riders will cross the Golden Gate Bridge and travel through the stunning s... Read More

Construction Starts on New BRT Corridor in Yichang, China

Posted on Feb 25, 2014

At the crossroads of central China, Yichang is building a better future. Today, the city broke ground on the first of five planned BRT corridors, a major step toward improving public transit in a city with chronic congestion and air quality concerns. The corridor, planned with ITDP support, incorporates cutting edge corridor design, including bike lanes and pedestrian safety measures, and plans... Read More

Happy Birthday Ecobici!

Posted on Feb 21, 2014

Over 600 cities around the world have public bike-share systems. In Mexico City, the Ecobici system has been up and running since 2010, starting in the dense downtown and expanding twice. Today, you can ride Ecobici from the Museo Soumaya in Polanco through the streets of the Historic Center to the Metro station in Tacubaya. That's just one of the many reasons Ecobici has been recognized over a... Read More