January 01, 2015

30 Years of ITDP

In 2015, ITDP is celebrating our 30th birthday. Over the past three decades, ITDP has worked in over 100 cities in more than 35 countries. Through our work, we’ve designed, built and implemented sustainable transport systems that save time, money and improve quality of life for millions. See below for impacts of our work, an interactive timeline of our history, and more.




See an interactive timeline of some of our favorite projects
Click around the map to see highlights from 30 years of ITDP, or follow the arrows to take a tour.


Our Vision for Cities

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy uses technical expertise, advocacy and policy work to promote efficient, sustainable transport systems, dense, mixed-use cities, and safe, equitable urban spaces.

ITDP has a range of experience, covering:

  • Bus rapid transit
  • Bike share
  • Cycling and walking infrastructure
Quito, Ecuador
The basic elements of high quality BRT

  • Transit-oriented development
  • Travel demand management
  • Parking reform
ITDP's Eight Principles for Urban Development
ITDP’s 8 Principles for Urban Development


  • Transport policy
  • And a focus on the health, equity, and sustainability impacts of transit


Thoughts from Partners

Over three decades, ITDP has worked with some of the best and brightest minds in sustainable transport. A few of them were generous enough to share their thoughts on the past 30 years. 








The Word on the Street

We asked advocates, experts, activists and everyone in between to share their perspective onhow far the field of sustainable transportation has come, where it’s going next, and what it means to the people involved. See some of our favorite responses

Jon Orcutt Imagecard

Ida Auken Imagecard Final
Clarisse Linke Image Card
Anuj Malhotra Image Card



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