Guidelines for Evaluating Sustainable Transport Projects in Brazil
Technical criteria are guiding investment for sustainable urban mobility
In most Brazilian cities, neither the local agencies in charge of developing transport projects nor the governmental staff responsible for evaluating them are properly trained on high-quality sustainable urban mobility. Since 2005, our team in Brazil has partnered with the country’s Ministry of Cities as the technical lead to develop a set of criteria that can be used to assess transport projects. The 107 criteria are detailed in the publication Critérios Técnicos para a Avaliação de Projetos de Mobilidade Urbana and range from bus priority to sidewalks, bike paths and road safety.
The technical criteria developed by WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities have helped facilitate $4 billion in investments from the Brazilian federal funding agency to 63 urban mobility projects in 56 cities across the country. The guidelines are helping transform car-oriented roads into pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly places that integrate with mass transit and enable sustainable urban development.
The publication detailing the criteria for transport project assessments. Photo by Mariana Gil / EMBARQ Brazil