Five Cities Growing Sustainable Transportation

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Guest post by EarthShare member Institute for Transportation and Development
Policy (ITDP). ITDP works around the world to design and implement high
quality transport systems and policy solutions that make cities more livable,
equitable, and sustainable.

When we think of great cities for sustainable transport, we think of picturesque
cities in Northern Europe, such as Copenhagen, or wealthy, dense enclaves
such as Hong Kong or Singapore. But they aren’t the only cities doing things
right. There have been exciting transformations all over the world, particularly in
the global south. Here are five cities that have improved quality of life for millions
by investing in sustainable, equitable transport.
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End of the car age: how cities are outgrowing the automobile

Cities around the world are coming to the same conclusion: they’d be better off
with far fewer cars. So what’s behind this seismic shift in our urban lifestyles?
Stephen Moss goes on an epic (car-free) journey to find out

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London’s Oxford Street in 1965.

London’s Oxford Street in 1965, when city planning was dominated by a desire to accommodate the car. Photograph: Powell/Getty Images

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