• Holger Dalkmann responds to commitment made by world's largest multi-lateral development banks.

    This was originally published on WRI.org

    The world’s largest multi-lateral development banks — led by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and others — committed to provide more than $175 billion over 10 years to support sustainable transport in developing countries.

  • The new Transoeste express bus line totals 56 kilometers and 64 BRT stations.

    This post was originally published in Portuguese on EMBARQBrasil.org.

    As world leaders gather to address global sustainability at the Rio+20 Conference, the summit’s host city, Rio de Janeiro, just undertook its own green initiative— it launched its first bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor.

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  • EMBARQ Mexico signs MoU with country's leading housing developer.

    EMBARQ Mexico signed a Memorandum of Understanding on February 28 with Casas GEO, the leading private housing developer in Mexico and one of the largest in Latin America, to incorporate sustainability criteria into its development plans.

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  • New members include world-renowned architect and urban planner Jamie Lerner.

    The World Resources Institute (WRI) has elected three innovative leaders to join its board of directors: Daniel Cruise, Vice President of Public and Government Affairs of Alcoa Inc.; Jonathan Lash, former President of WRI and recently-elected

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  • Workshop hosted by EMBARQ India emphasizes entrepreneurship and organized fleet services.

    EMBARQ India, in partnership with the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC), organized a half-day workshop in Rajkot, India on September 9 to discuss the need for reforms in the city's auto-rickshaw sector.

    As a result of the workshop, the city agreed to assess the feasibility of implementing reforms and begin promoting organized fleet services in Rajkot. The city also agreed to improve infrastructure in a couple of locations with high demand for auto-rickshaw services as pilot projects.

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  • City creates a vision and action plan for cycling.

    EMBARQ Türkiye and the Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-CE), a Dutch NGO, held their third cycling inclusive urban transport planning workshop on June 21-24 in Eskişehir, Turkey.

    Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality and EMBARQ Türkiye teams reviewed the designs of bicycle routes and concluded there was a need to improve some designs and embed new designs in a wider area. The workshop also involved strategic cycling planning and policy development to create a vision and action plan for the city.

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  • Sustainable transport and urban development reduces the risk of traffic fatalities and injuries.

    Today marks the official launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, a worldwide effort declared by the United Nations General Assembly to save 5 million lives over a ten-year period.

  • Full system now boasts 67 kilometers of dedicated busways

    Translated from Spanish via ctsmexico.org.

    Mexico City's Metrobús launched Line 3 on Tuesday. The trunk line of the city's five-year-old BRT system is expected to move 120,000 passengers per day between Tenayuca and Etiopía.

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  • Pedestrian-friendly project brings city one step closer to creating "low emissions zone."

    Istanbul Municipality finished pedestrianizing Sultanahmet Square in an effort to protect the city's 8,000-year-old Historic Peninsula, one of the most important cultural and historic centers in the world.

    Ninety streets in the heart of the peninsula have been closed to private vehicular traffic since January 8, according to Mustafa Demir, the mayor of Fatih.

    Vehicles bringing supplies to the shops in the area are now able to enter the area after 6:00 p.m. and before 10:00 a.m. Emergency vehicles will still be allowed on the streets.

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  • Istanbul, Mexico City, Beijing and Milan receive honorable mentions

    New York City became the first U.S. city to win the 2009 Sustainable Transport Award, as part of the Transportation Research Board Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C. this month. Other finalists, including Beijing, Milan, Istanbul and Mexico City received honorable mention.

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