ITDP’s publications on BRT, TOD, and Bike Sharing serve as in-depth, technical resources for governments, developers, and industry professionals, but are often helpful to a wider audience in understanding the concepts and requirements associated with these projects. Intended for an international audience, the concepts and tools provided in these resources can be tailored and applied to programs throughout the world.

TOD Standard

The Standard recognizes urban development projects that are located within walking distance of a high-capacity transit station and that present specific urban design and land use characteristics known to support, facilitate and prioritize the use of public transport, walking, cycling and other non-motorized modes. As such, the Standard recognizes development that is pro-actively oriented toward, rather than simply adjacent to, public transport.



The BRT Standard

The BRT Standard is the centerpiece of a global effort by leaders in bus transportation design to establish a common definition of bus rapid transit (BRT) and ensure that BRT systems more uniformly deliver world-class passenger experiences, significant economic benefits, and positive environmental impacts. The BRT Standard scoring system was created as a way of protecting the BRT brand and offering recognition to high quality BRT systems around the world.



The BRT Planning Guide

The Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide is the most comprehensive resource for planning a bus rapid transit (BRT) system, beginning with project preparation all the way through to implementation. The BRT Planning Guide is intended as a guidance document mainly for planning and engineering professionals. However, others, such as non-governmental organizations, national and regional policymakers, and business groups, will find it a valuable resource as well.




The Bikeshare Planning Guide

This guide evaluates international best practice in bike share, helps to bridge the divide between developing and developed countries’ experiences to provide guidance on planning and implementing a successful bike share system regardless of the location, size, or density of your city.


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