ITDP facilitated organising a BRT workshop for the Indian Ministry of Urban Development, where more than seventy secretaries, commissioners and chief engineers from cities in all stages of the BRT planning process convened to discuss BRT best practices.
Transport is at the heart of many of the most pressing issues facing the world today—from climate change to public health. Transport systems are much more than a means to an end. In fact, transport networks are the pulse of a city, defining livability and urban space. Decisions about whether to build highways or bus corridors or greenways have tremendous impact not only on the air we breathe and the price we pay to get around, but also on the health of our planet.
ITDP promotes transport solutions that reduce traffic congestion, air pollution and greenhouse emissions while improving urban livability and economic opportunity. ITDP’s projects inspire cities towards more environmentally and people-friendly transport systems.
In India, ITDP is working with many cities to augment public transport, introduce high quality bus rapid transit (BRT) systems, improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, and create awareness about the importance of integrated transport and land use planning. ITDP is also advising the central government as well as state governments in the formulation of policies that promote sustainable transport.