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From EMBARQ Director Nancy Kete: This year we welcome a new hue to the EMBARQ Network color palette. Like “México Green” and “Brasil Blue” that came before it, we now have “Andino Purple,” representing our newly established Center for Sustainable Transport and Health in the Andean Region (CTSS-Andino.) The newest node in the EMBARQ Network was conceived in close consultation with the Pan American Health Organization, a leader in recognizing how sustainable urban transport can reduce chronic disease. Through the same avenues that EMBARQ has always pursued, like encouraging the use of mass transit and creating vibrant public spaces, CTSS-Andino’s projects result in cleaner air, safer streets, less noise, and more physically active citizens in cities like Arequipa, Peru. Our expansion would not have been possible without a $1.4 million breakthrough partnership with the Andean Development Corporation, which you can read about in the pages that follow. I am pleased that our global progress was recognized by groups like Volans, an international consultancy, which named EMBARQ a “Pioneer in the Business of Social Innovation.” We were also featured at this year's Skoll World Forum on social entrepreneurship during the “Pathways to Scale” panel, where I spoke about our efforts to foster an ecosystem of sustainable urban transport projects in Mexico, as well as our work in Istanbul over the past five years, resulting in the first transcontinental BRT system. Time to paint the town purple!
Annual Report EMBARQ Network 2008 - 2009
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“EMBARQ is a magnet, able to pull together the right people and seat them at the right table to address the integrated challenges of transport and urban development. More than an organization, EMBARQ has become a network of knowledge, skill, experience, and capital needed to launch sustainable solutions.”
–Enrique Penalosa Former Mayor, Bogota, Colombia
EMBARQ Network Centers for Sustainable Transport
EMBARQ - The World Resources Institute Center for Sustainable Transport works with cities in the developing world to catalyze and help implement sustainable solutions to problems of urban mobility. Since 2002, the network has grown to include five Centers for Sustainable Transport, located in Mexico, Brazil, India, Turkey and the Andes, that work together with local transport authorities to reduce pollution, improve public health, and create safe, accessible and attractive urban public spaces. The network employs more than 60 experts in fields ranging from architecture to air quality management; geography to journalism; and sociology to civil and transport engineering.
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“There are few peers amongst environmental research organizations that match the scope and authority of WRI’s work.”
–William D. Ruckelshaus Former EPA Administrator
“The world needs to change to a more sustainable course and WRI is plotting that course and finding ways to turn the ship. Their work makes an enormous difference.”
–Stephan Schmidheiny, Founder, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
The World Resources Institute is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives. Because people are inspired by ideas, empowered by knowledge, and moved to change by greater understanding, WRI provides—and helps other institutions provide—objective information and practical proposals for policy and institutional change that will foster environmentally sound, socially equitable development.
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EMBARQ's innovative financing partnership with CAF will help improve daily life for millions of people in Latin American cities.
NEW MODEL FOR CHANGE
EMBARQ signed a breakthrough partnership with the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) to transform the way sustainable urban transportation projects are financed in cities across Latin America. These projects usually encounter time and cost pressures in a complex political and institutional environment. CAF and EMBARQ will collaborate to overcome those constraints and risks, thus expediting the scale-up of sustainable transport solutions. Under the leadership of Latin America Director Luis Gutiérrez, EMBARQ secured $1.4 million in non-refundable technical assistance from the multilateral development bank to plan bus rapid transit and other transport projects in Arequipa, Peru, as well as Guadalajara, Leon, and Chihuahua, Mexico. Similar arrangements are being negotiated for Porto Alegre, Brazil and Mexico City, Mexico. The new funding scheme has the potential to leverage millions of dollars in additional investment from CAF to help cities fund their new transport projects. EMBARQ’s partnership with CAF also involves two other important initiatives: the development of an online database, known as the Urban Mobility Observatory, to help decisionmakers define better urban transport policies and strategies; and the organization of Latin America’s BRT agencies into a professional industry association.
"We have high expectations for our work with the EMBARQ Network in promoting sustainable urban transport in Latin America. EMBARQ’s demonstrated technical and managerial capacity, coupled with the clientoriented culture, opportunity and versatility that characterize CAF’s financing activities, will address the complex challenges of this sector."
–Antonio Juan Sosa Vice President of Infrastructure, CAF
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MEXICO CITY'S METROBÚS
"CTS-México has enabled multidisciplinary government groups and other entities to share data, information and experiences, thus achieving convergence in government programs and policies."
–Guillermo Calderón General Director of Metrobús
SCALING UP SOLUTIONS
Mexico City's Metrobús system launched its second bus rapid transit corridor, "Eje 4 Xola," in December 2008. The 20-kilometer route signifies an important milestone for CTSMéxico and the Mexico City Government, which have been working together since 2002 to develop one of the world’s largest sustainable mass transit systems. The new 36-station line serves nearly 120,000 passengers per day. Traveling by trolleybus along the original length of the corridor used to take up to two hours; riding Metrobús along the same route now takes about 55 minutes. With planning and implementation guidance from EMBARQ and CTS-México, the 50-kilometer Metrobús network has made it easier for people to move around. Along Insurgentes—the longest avenue in the city—Metrobús has improved mobility by 50 percent, reduced accidents by 30 percent, and encouraged an estimated 6% shift from private vehicles to public transport.
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kilometers in length passengers per day Source: CTS-México
Metrobús by the numbers:
tons of CO2 emissions reduced per year
Mexico City received honorable mention at the 2009 Sustainable Transport Awards for its efforts to improve public transit, revitalize public spaces, and create a better quality of life for its residents.
Mexico City's Metrobús is one of the largest bus rapid transit systems in the world.
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"I am convinced the problems of congestion, air pollution, loss of time spent on excessively long trips, inconvenience for users and traffic accidents can be resolved through effective transportation mechanisms like Macrobús."
–Felipe Calderón Hinojosa President of Mexico
Macrobús by the numbers:
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kilometers in length stations
FASTER, CLEANER, SAFER
Less than four years after its success with Metrobús in Mexico City, CTS-México celebrated the launch of the country's third bus rapid transit system: Guadalajara's Macrobús. The new corridor is the first of its kind in Jalisco, where CTSMéxico has been working with the state government since 2007 to develop a new mobility model for the country's second largest city. The system features several design enhancements: - integration with light rail and 15 feeder routes; - wider stations with adequate space for internal circulation; - good pavements and segregation devices for bus lanes; - buses with advanced emissions control (Euro IV standard) and ultra-low sulfur diesel; and, - maps, signs and other information in every station to ease travel for all passengers.
passengers per day (expected)
Macrobús will reduce travel times, prevent traffic accidents, and help combat climate change.
Did You Know? The first corridor of Macrobús launched in March 2009, only two years after state authorities first embraced the concept and one year after construction began. CTS-México provided technical guidance and leadership during the planning and implementation stages, headed by staff members Yorgos Voukas and German Freiberg.
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"The transport results generated by CTS-México are among the most important MEDEC findings, both for their potential to inform Mexican climate change policy, but also for the broader implications globally of the critical role that transportation can and should play [in reducing greenhouse gas emissions].”
ENVISIONING A LOW CARBON FUTURE
If Mexico continues with its current pattern of motorization and urban development, the transport sector will produce 410 megatons of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030—almost two and a half times more than current levels. This startling prediction comes from a low-carbon scenario analysis, known locally as MEDEC, conducted for the transport sector in 2008 by CTS-México as part of The World Bank’s Investment Framework for Clean Energy. CTS-México tested 13 different strategies for carbon dioxide reductions, involving new vehicle technology, as well as transport and urban planning policies. If implemented, ten of the most viable options, including dense urban development, non-motorized transport and optimization of mass transit, could potentially reduce up to about 1,300 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. CTS-México is working with the Mexican government to incorporate some of the recommended strategies into two federal initiatives: the Special Program for Climate Change, a long-term vision for climate change mitigation, and the National Fund for Infrastructure, the country’s first-ever fund for mass transit infrastructure.
–Todd Johnson Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank
MEDEC is a roadmap for CO2 reductions in Mexico's transport sector.
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Transit-oriented development aims to create easy connections to where people work, live and play in a city.
“Citizen participation is essential and for this we need a spokesperson. CTS-México is the voice of city projects."
–Miguel Angel Tellez Projects Director, Ministry of Urban Development and Housing
WALK THIS WAY
CTS-México is working to establish guidelines for transit-oriented development (TOD), a concept that refers to compact, walkable communities located within one kilometer of highquality mass transit systems. So far, CTS-México has worked with Mexico City to incorporate elements of these guidelines into blueprints for two urban revitalization pilot projects, Avenida Michoacan and Eje Central. While the projects have not yet been completed, the process of working with Mexico City and federal government authorities has yielded important results. CTS-México is working with the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing and the Mexico City Public Space Authority to introduce TOD and related concepts into the planning process throughout Mexico. To achieve this, the Center is finalizing four important guides, including a TOD Manual, a Public Life/Public Space Survey Manual, and two "atlases" depicting Eje Central and the Mexico City Metropolitan Region, based on geographic information system (GIS) technology. Together, the manuals and atlases will help public officials and urban developers identify how and where to best implement TOD principles at the local level. This project was made possible through a grant from the U.K.'s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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Did You Know? A passenger riding a car over the Bosphorus emits about 20 times more carbon dioxide than one riding a regular bus, according to findings from an Istanbul emissions inventory conducted by EMBARQ. The estimated greenhouse gas savings for Metrobus passengers are even greater, since the vehicles are cleaner and more fuel-efficient than regular buses.
Metrobus by the numbers:
The inter-continental BRT corridor eases congestion along the famous Bosphorus Bridge— one of the key traffic bottlenecks in the city.
EXPANDING MASS TRANSIT
EMBARQ first introduced Istanbul officials to the concept of bus rapid transit five years ago, with hopes of improving mobility and accessibility on both sides of the Bosphorus. With 64 million vehicles crossing it in 2005, the Bosphorus Bridge had become a major bottleneck for commuters traveling between Europe and Asia. To ease traffic, EMBARQ recommended building a BRT corridor across the bridge. In March 2009, EMBARQ’s ideas turned to action when the historic mega-city unveiled the world's first inter-continental BRT line. The 11-kilometer route is an extension of Istanbul’s highly successful Metrobus corridor, which opened in 2007. Crossing the bridge by car takes as long as three hours. Thanks to the expansion, commuters can now crossover between continents in about 30 minutes with fairly easy access to metro and other bus services once they reach the commercial heart of Istanbul.
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kilometers in length stations passengers per day Source: IETT
average hours saved for passengers traveling the entire corridor during peak traffic
Istanbul’s commitment to improve public transit in a sustainable, low-cost way garnered international attention when the city won honorable mention at the 2009 Sustainable Transport Awards.
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The Historic Peninsula can protect its legacy through an integrated traffic plan.
WORLD HERITAGE PLAN
Heavy traffic poses a serious threat to the infrastructure and cultural legacy of Istanbul’s Historic Peninsula, the old citycenter that holds 8,500 years of human history. In May 2008, Sibel Bulay, director of SUM-Türkiye, met with a team from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and stressed the need for sustainable transport infrastructure to safeguard the authenticity of the Historic Peninsula and maintain the area's nearly 25-year status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. As a result of EMBARQ’s initiative, UNESCO formally recommended that the Turkish government develop an integrated “Transport Plan,” with an emphasis on improving mass transit, as part of the overall “World Heritage Management Plan” for Istanbul. This is the first time that the negative impact of traffic on Istanbul’s historic infrastructure has been officially acknowledged, not only by UNESCO but also by the Turkish government, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. Following up on this game-changing development, SUM-Türkiye is partnering with Istanbul’s Department of Environmental Protection to propose the creation of a “low emissions zone” on the Historic Peninsula, a project to be undertaken sometime in 2009.
"The Historic Areas of Istanbul World Heritage site is a large and complex property suffering significant problems of inner-city decay and neglect. The lack of a single vision for the World Heritage property is reflected in the absence of any integrated Traffic Plan... The mission recommends that a Traffic/ Transport Plan is prepared as a component of the overall World Heritage Management Plan."
–Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, UNESCO
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"Mayor Balbuena decided to outfit the city with efficient and modern transport. We committed one hundred percent to the project, counting on the massive support of the people of Arequipa. We would like to highlight the work of CTSS-Andino, which has long been decisively backing our project.”
Sustainable transport not only combats climate change; it also improves public health.
EMBARQ NETWORK EXPANDS
Established in November 2008, EMBARQ welcomed the newest addition to its international network: The Center for Sustainable Transport and Health in the Andean Region (CTSS-Andino), dedicated to advancing sustainable transport projects with a more conscious focus on public health. CTSS-Andino’s main project is with Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru, to develop a bus rapid transit system, promote biking and walking, and increase transportation accessibility for low-income areas. CTSS-Andino will manage a non-refundable technical assistance grant from the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) to complete project studies for the Municipality of Arequipa. CTSS-Andino’s technical team is led by Executive Director Miguel Paredes, an engineer with expertise in finance and public-private partnerships. CTSS-Andino also opened an advisory office in March 2009 to give advice to Arequipa’s transport operators on financial, legal and transport issues. The new service is designed to reduce risk for future transport projects.
–Henry Hurtado Peralta Councilman and Transport Committee Chaiman, Municipality of Arequipa
Global health impact of urban air pollution:
premature deaths per year
years of life lost annually Source: World Health Organization
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CTSS-Andino helped remove 720 highly polluting shared taxicabs from the streets of Arequipa.
AREQUIPA VEHICLE BAN
“The valuable technical support and advice from CTSS-Andino’s professionals is helping Arequipa’s transport operators adapt to the process of fleet renewal, new standards and a new public transport system, which will begin operations in the city in 2010. We are confident that the Center and the advisory services it provides represents important support to the work of the city and transport operators. Welcome CTSS-Andino."
–Vicente Vilca Vilca Advisor to transport operators in Arequipa
REDUCING AIR POLLUTION
The Municipality of Arequipa recently banned the use of shared taxicabs, known as lanchones, older than 25 years old, in an effort to reduce air pollution and modernize public transport in the historic city. The new law prompted a citywide strike among all public transport operators. But Mayor Simón Balbuena's controversial decision paid off, eventually leading to the removal of 720 “highly polluting” cars from downtown streets in January 2009. CTSS-Andino was involved in creating the technical strategy to enforce the ban. Afterwards, it also helped replace the city's old-fashioned taxicabs—a staple mode of public transport in Peru—with more than 180 newer, less polluting vehicles. The new cars will serve medium- and low-income districts, bringing Arequipa a step closer to fulfilling the Mayor’s plans to provide sustainable urban transport to his city’s 1 million residents.
Did You Know? In protest of the Mayor's ban, the city's transport operators went on strike for three days in January 2009. But the strike failed due to the public's overwhelming support of the Mayor's decision. Confirming the polluting effect of the outdated cars, the General Directorate of Health (DIGESA) found that emissions dropped by 25% during the strike period.
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“In managing our priorities of organizing Arequipa’s transport system, modernizing its public service fleet and providing a less polluting bus rapid transit system, EMBARQ is more than an allied presence; it’s a highly important strategic partner."
By focusing on people, not cars, Arequipa can preserve its historic heritage.
The first four blocks of Mercaderes, the main shopping street in downtown Arequipa, Peru, were transformed into a pedestrian-only path. The first two blocks were completed in December 2008; the final two were finished four months later. In addition, sidewalks were widened on several downtown streets. Arequipa officials, including Mayor Simón Balbuena, were inspired to work on the project after visiting similar initiatives in other cities on a trip hosted by EMBARQ. The tour gave Arequipa’s leaders a better understanding of the need to create public spaces for people, instead of just cars. EMBARQ and CTSS-Andino continue to help Arequipa promote sustainable transport. Other planned initiatives include modernizing transit services, developing a 17-kilometer bus rapid transit corridor, and building additional bicycling paths to improve mobility in the city's historic downtown, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
–Simón Balbuena Mayor of the Municipality of Arequipa
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The EMBARQ BRT Simulator shows how small changes can make a big impact on cities planning new BRT corridors.
EMBARQ BRT SIMULATOR
TESTING FOR SUCCESS
Simulator in Action: To increase the efficiency of mass transit, CTSBrasil can use its simulator software to test an estimated 2,600 kilometers of planned BRT corridors in large cities across Brazil.
The EMBARQ BRT Simulator, a computer software tool, tests and improves the design of proposed bus rapid transit systems across Latin America. The software evaluates traffic flows and detects potential problems before any real construction begins, which could help cities save valuable time and money during the planning process. In Rio de Janeiro, CTSBrasil staff tested the performance of three proposed BRT corridors. The simulation showed that slight adjustments, with minimal additional costs, could increase passenger capacity by up to 50 percent.
RIO DE JANEIRO BRT SIMULATION Original Plan Alternative 1 Alternative 2 Alternative 3 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 35,000
The tool has already been applied to improve two critical bus stations in downtown Recife and to compare different operational scenarios for the expansion in Mexico City of Metrobús, including its integration with suburban rail.
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PORTO ALEGRE BRT
“Porto Alegre has all the conditions to develop the best solutions in urban transport.”
TAKING THE LEAD
Following through on his campaign promises, Mayor José Fogaça renewed his commitment to improve accessibility and mobility in downtown Porto Alegre, Brazil. In support of his vision, CTS-Brasil is helping the city reshape its “Portais da Cidade” BRT project, designed to reduce pollution and congestion as an effective alternative to a more expensive rail-based solution. The 17-kilometer BRT corridor includes a southern extension that will serve low-income communities and whose benefits will last beyond the 2014 FIFA World Cup, for which Porto Alegre is likely to be a host city.
–Francisco Wulff Director, Infrastructure Sector Analysis, Andean Development Corporation
“Portais da Cidade” is the flagship BRT system in Brazil, designed to revitalize downtown Porto Alegre, improve public transit and reduce pollution.
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Delhi's new bus corridor meets its key objectives, but there is still room for improvement.
DELHI BUS CORRIDOR REVIEW
“EMBARQ’s evaluation has given us the confidence that the pilot BRT corridor has delivered on its objective of moving more people in greater comfort and speed. With requisite modifications in its operations it can achieve even greater system efficiency and also public support."
– Anumita Roychowdhury Associate Director, Research and Advocacy, Centre for Science and Environment
With the launch of its new bus corridor in April 2008, Delhi took the first step toward developing a sustainable transport network for the city. The 6-kilometer pilot corridor gives priority to public buses on segregated lanes and creates dedicated spaces for bicycles, cycle-rickshaws and pedestrians. Despite receiving positive feedback from bus passengers, the corridor faced harsh criticism from local media, which pointed to congestion and safety concerns. To help the city improve the system, transport experts from EMBARQ evaluated the performance of the corridor in February 2009, using international standards for bus rapid transit systems. The independent analysis was supported by the Centre for Science and the Environment and funded by the ClimateWorks Foundation. Through their technical observations and interviews, Dr. Dario Hidalgo and Madhav Pai concluded that Delhi’s new bus corridor has succeeded in meeting some of its key objectives to improve mobility and security. But further improvements can be achieved through gradual and systemic efforts to monitor and enhance bus operations.
Delhi's busway by the numbers:
6,500 9 57 19
stations different bus routes
passengers per hour (in each direction)
percent reduction in bus travel time Source: Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Ltd.
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INDORE BUS PROCUREMENT
The winning bid solidified Indore's position as a model city for sustainable transport.
THE WINNING BID
In an effort to control congestion and promote public transportation, CST-India helped Indore’s transit authority procure 175 new transit buses worth Rs. 75 crores ($15 million) from the Indian government. The new vehicles, featuring low-entry platforms and air conditioning, are estimated to double Indore’s current bus ridership of about 110,000 passengers per day. CST-India presented the winning bid on behalf of Indore to Secretary Sri Ramachandaran of India's Ministry of Urban Development. The one-time assistance grant comes from India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, a $28 billion government fund launched in 2005 to help participating cities improve urban infrastructure, including roads, highways, mass transit and cycling projects.
“EMBARQ has been instrumental in filling a void of technical expertise and capacity within Indore City Transport Services Ltd. A good example of their commitment is the support toward preparing and presenting the detailed project report to qualify for the bus procurement, and the endless work to ensure the new buses will be seamlessly integrated into the current system.”
–Satish Garg Chief Technical Office, Indore City Transport Service Ltd.
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Bangalore is poised to become the "cycling capital of India."
BANGALORE CYCLING ACTION PLAN
"EMBARQ acted as a catalyst in bringing together government agencies, civil society organizations, private sector groups and technical experts to get a consensus on the priorities for non-motorized transport in Bangalore and formulate a unified vision."
–Pradeep Banavara Founder, Ride A Cycle Foundation, Bangalore, India
Interface for Cycling Expertise Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Authority Bangalore City Connect Foundation Ride A Cycle Foundation Karnataka State Road Transport Corp.
Inspired by a workshop with public officials, cycling experts and enthusiasts, CST-India developed an action plan to make Bangalore the "cycling capital of India.” The goal is to find sustainable, low-cost cycling solutions to combat congestion and traffic accidents, as well as health problems, like asthma and other cardiorespiratory diseases, associated with air pollution. State agencies have already approved the creation of two pilot cycling paths, which will be financed by the municipality. Going forward, local authorities will develop a citywide cycling master plan and create a cycling infrastructure consultative group that includes engineers, planners, public officials and other non-motorized transport experts. Further project recommendations will rely on feedback from the local government, private sector and civil society groups.
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The EMBARQ Network hosts three signature events that provide important opportunities
to share best practices and strengthen ties between city officials, transport engineers, urban planners and environmental scientists.
TRANSFORMING TRANSPORTATION Washington, D.C., United States
Held in January to coincide with the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., this conference attracts sustainable transport experts from around the world and features lectures and discussions on the latest developments in the field.
CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE TRANSPORTE SUSTENTABLE Mexico City, Mexico
This annual event, hosted by CTS-México, attracts policymakers, transport experts and city officials from Mexico and abroad. The three-day agenda, featuring speeches, discussions and lectures, has become integral to Mexico's sustainable transport community.
ACTIVE CITIES, HEALTHY CITIES Latin America
Sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, EMBARQ, CTS-México and CTS-Brasil, this biannual ceremony launches an international contest to identify and celebrate cities in Latin America that have made changes in their man-made surroundings that promote physical activity and improve overall public health.
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Launched in 2007, TheCityFix.com has become the go-to site for sustainable transport news.
It has been cited by media like The New York Times, The Economist, and Salon. The Times of London named it one of the Top 50 Eco Blogs. TheCityFix.com boasts a network of writers and transport specialists from around the world.
Exploring sustainable solutions to the problems of urban mobility.
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MEXICO Felipe Carrillo Puerto #54 Colonia Villa Coyoacán México, D.F. C.P. 04000 +52 (55) 3096-5742 www.ctsmexico.org BRAZIL 471 Rua Luciana de Abreu #801, Porto Alegre/RS BRASIL, 90570-060 +55 (51) 33126324 www.ctsbrasil.org TURKEY Tufekci Salih Sok. No: 5 6 Amaysa Apt., Beyoglu 34433 Istanbul, Turkey +90 (212) 244 74 10 www.sumturkiye.org INDIA Godrej and Boyce Premises Gaswork Land, Lalbaug Parel, Mumbai 400012 +91 99675 63195 www.cstindia.org THE ANDES Palacio Viejo 216, Oficina 306 Arequipa, Peru (+51) 54-283-393 www.ctssandino.org
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