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ITDP has eight offices on five continents, and has worked in more than 100 cities in 30 countries. We have expertise on a number of key issues in transport and urban development, including:

Transport & Climate Change
The transport sector is one of the largest, and the fastest-growing source of CO2, and the largest source of black carbon, which is particularly damaging to respiratory health. Tackling climate change must include a fundamental rethinking of our priorities of public space and the movement of people in cities. 

Innovations in Technology & Transport
Technologies provide exciting new options for shaping the way we move around cities, but how we employ these tools can be advantageous or disastrous for our cities. With the right focus on expanding the reach of transport and reducing car ownership, we can improve access to our cities for billions.

Road Pricing
Fair pricing for road use based on demand and access is an essential tool for transport equity in our cities. Tolls, congestion pricing, and parking reform are all ways in which cities and regions can reduce traffic congestion and raise much-needed funds for improving transport. 

Sustainable Urban Development for Road Safety
ITDP works to place greater emphasis on urban design for people and non-motorized transport. ITDP can speak to proper bike lane design, the needs of pedestrians, and the important of assuring safe and equitable transport for all.

Gender & Equity
ITDP works in cities around the world to increase access to urban spaces and transport for vulnerable populations, including women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, and the urban poor.

Bikeshare, Dockless Bikeshare, and Scootershare
Using data from systems around the world, ITDP has evaluated what makes a successful system and can speak to bikeshare planning and design, business and financial models, and global trends.

International Transport Policy
ITDP is an active participant in international discussions on climate and transport policy (e.g. GEF, Rio +20) and can speak to trends in the field and the importance of including sustainable transport in the global conversation.

Press Releases

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May 15, 2024
Washington, DC

First-of-its-Kind Atlas Visualizes Sustainable Transport Indicators for Over a Thousand Metropolitan Areas

April 24, 2024
New York, NY

2024 Edition of The BRT Standard Puts Urgent Spotlight on Climate Resilience, Gender Equity, Accessibility, and Operations

March 12, 2024
Washington, DC

New Report Highlights the Potential for E-bikes to Improve Climate, Equity, and Access in Cities

January 16, 2024
Washington, DC

World Bank and ITDP Report Calls for More Investment into Active Mobility Infrastructure in Cities

January 10, 2024
Washington, DC

New Report Highlights the Significant Cost Savings and Climate Benefits of Transport Electrification and Compact Planning in US Cities

January 8, 2024
New York, NY

Tianjin, China Receives 2024 Sustainable Transport Award for Walking, Cycling, and Public Transport Improvements

September 12, 2023
New York, NY

New Report: Key Lessons for Off-Street Parking Reform from Case Studies of Cities Worldwide

July 5, 2023
Washington, DC

20 Groups, Including ITDP, Call for Strengthening USDOT Equity Action Plan

June 14, 2023
Washington, DC

National Working Group Calls for Stronger Focus on Environmental Justice, Frontline Communities Ahead of White House Meeting



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