“An advanced city is not a place where the poor move about in cars, rather it’s where the rich use public transportation.”

Enrique Peñalosa
Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, 1998-2001; 2015-2019
ITDP Board President, 2009-2015

Better streets. Better cities. Better lives.

Since our founding in 1985, ITDP has grown from a small band of cycling activists to a leading organization in the fight to curb climate change, and transform our streets for a better quality of life in our cities. Through high quality public transport, safe and pleasant spaces for walking & cycling, a focus on transit-oriented development, and progressive, people-centered policies, cities are able to provide more equitable access to economic opportunity, community, and culture for everyone, including women, children, and the elderly.

A Global Organization at the Forefront of Innovation

ITDP is a global organization at the forefront of innovation, using technical expertise, direct advocacy, and policy guidance to mitigate the impacts of climate change, improve air quality, and support prosperous, sustainable, and equitable cities. We have worked with over 100 cities in more than 40 nations to design and implement transport and urban development systems and policy solutions that make cities more viable, fair, and livable.

Today, ITDP works in all types of cities on five continents, with offices in China, Brazil, India, Indonesia, East Africa, Mexico and the United States. Our teams include architects, urban planners, leading transport experts, cycling activists, developers, data scientists, and policy specialists working directly with local governments to make visible, on-the-ground improvements. Our extensive resources for cities, planners, policymakers, and activists include technical reports, guides, standards, videos, infographics, and white papers on everything from bus rapid transit to e-scooter policies.


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