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The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy: Indicators for Sustainable Mobility

A tool for cities to effectively develop sustainable transportation policies. In the United States, transportation accounts for nearly 30 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. As cities attempt to become more sustainable, it is imperative that they curb those emissions.


  • Indicators for Sustainable Mobility Report The new report, Indicators for Sustainable Mobility, defines criteria to evaluate mass transportation systems and then uses the criteria to assess 20 cities in the US and compare the scores to those of eight cities in Canada and Mexico. ITDP developed a series of indicators based on three categories: proximity to transit, access to opportunity, and city characteristics. In other words: How far you live and work from a frequent or rapid transit corridor, how many jobs are available to you within a one-hour transit commute, and how densely organized the city is, allowing you to access more in shorter distances.

  • Opportunities for Increasing Sustainable Transport: Spotlight on Dallas, Denver, Nashville In Opportunities for Increasing Sustainable Transport: Spotlight on Dallas, Denver, Nashville, ITDP takes a more in depth look at how U.S. cities are implementing sustainable transport and shifting away from drive-alone trips. Dallas, Denver, and Nashville were specifically selected for this report based on population growth, comprehensive plans, infrastructure funding commitments, and political leadership. The report highlights opportunities and includes recommendations for short and long term strategies to improve sustainable mobility.

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