• System adjustments can improve efficiency and operations as BRT booms in Chinese cities

    In the past five years, China has become the world’s fastest growing market for bus rapid transit (BRT). Today there are 17 BRT systems in China that serve 2.3 million people – the majority of these were built after 2008. Furthermore, China aims to build a total of 5,000 km of BRT by 2020, a fivefold increase form today.

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  • MOVE Antônio Carlos is expected to carry 400,000 passengers each day

    Less than two months after launching its first bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has begun operations on its second: MOVE Antônio Carlos. The corridor is already serving 77,000 passengers per day.

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  • EMBARQ Turkey and the Danish Cycling Embassy co-organize workshop on designing, planning, and implementing urban cycling infrastructure

    Copenhagen, Denmark has a long tradition of cycling. The city’s recent Cycling Strategy for 2011 – 2025 was created to ensure cycling’s place in the future of Copenhagen’s transport network. This strategy includes measures like building out 400 km (250 miles) of bicycle lanes on both sides of major streets, as well as 110 km (70 miles) of more leisure-oriented trails.

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  • Rio’s newest BRT corridor is expected to serve 450,000 passengers each day

    Rio de Janeiro’s newest bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor, the TransCarioca, began operations on Sunday June 1, 2014. This newest addition to Rio’s already well-developed BRT network will connect the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood to the Tom Jobim International Airport. President Dilma Rousseff and Mayor Eduardo Paes, also chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, were in attendance at the grand opening to show their support for the positive impact the new corridor will have on the city.

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  • Upcoming Low Emission Transport Toolkit webinar will help planners and city leaders to plan, finance, and implement sustainable transport solutions.

    An upcoming webinar on the LEDS Low Emission Transport Toolkit will help planners and city leaders to plan, finance, and implement sustainable transport solutions.

    What

    Navid Ahdieh, Project Leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will present a webinar on the introduction of the Low Emission Transport Toolkit.

    When

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 8:00AM EST

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  • The Transport Work Stream of the Low Emissions Development Strategy Global Partnership (LEDS GP) will host a webinar that will help planners and city leaders learn how stakeholders can be involved in car-free days and how the projects were funded.

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  • Building on the work of EMBARQ, WRI introduces broader cities initiative to catalyze environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable urban areas

    EMBARQ, the sustainable transport and urban development program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), is pleased to announce the launch of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. The Center will increase WRI’s reach in developed and emerging cities, building on the work of the EMBARQ Network, which will continue to help cities make sustainable transport a reality.

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  • EMBARQ India pushes for the expansion of Gurgaon’s groundbreaking car-free Sunday

    Since its inception in November 2013, Gurgaon, India’s Raahgiri Day has exploded in popularity. About 350,000 total people have already participated in the weekly event, with the numbers growing each week. The encouraging turnout every Sunday and numerous requests from citizens got authorities and founding members – EMBARQ India, IAmGurgaon, Pedalyatri, Duplays, and Heritage School – thinking about its expansion. Beginning February 3, 2014, the Raahgiri Day “loop” of car-free streets more than doubled, adding 6.5 km to the existing 4.8 km loop.

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  • Fastest growing city in Mexico looks to expand sustainable urban mobility

    Tijuana, capital and largest city in the state of Baja California, is the sixth largest metropolitan area in Mexico and holds an important location on the United States-Mexico border. Located just miles from San Diego in the United States, the two cities form what is considered one of the busiest borders in the world. This transnational metropolitan area is extremely large geographically, and ties together a vast array of cultures, histories, and economies.

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  • Workshop explores financing mechanisms for sustainable transit-oriented development (TOD)

    On April 22, 2014, EMBARQ China held a workshop entitled “Mainstreaming Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in China by Unlocking the Potentials of Land Value Capture (LVC).” Vijay Jagannathan, Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the EMBARQ China team, met with professionals from the

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