GIZ-SUTP Training Course on Sustainable Transport in Beijing, China

GIZ-SUTP Training Course on Sustainable Transport in Beijing, China

GIZ-SUTP in cooperation with Tsinghua University, Clean Air Initiative (CAI) – Asia and China Sustainable Transportation Center conducted a 3 day training course titled “Sustainable Urban Transport (Green Transport) Training Course” for  participants from all over China in Beijing,...

Changing the reigning paradigm

Changing the reigning paradigm

Changing the reigning paradigm* *adapted by SUTP staff from an article published in GIZ-Akzente magazine, December 2006. Car clogged streets, inadequate walking areas and unsafe roads are the common features of many developing cities. ...

Bicycles as part of a sustainable transport system

Bicycles as part of a sustainable transport system

Bicycles as part of a sustainable transport system By Carlos F. Pardo, Project Coordinator, Sustainable Urban Transport Project In transport, many modes have been defined as “the most appropriate” or “the most efficient”. After many years of debate,...

Financing for Road Safety in Low Income Countries

Financing for Road Safety in Low Income Countries

Financing for Road Safety in Low Income Countries Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injuries around the world.  Approximately 1.2 million people are killed, and several millions are injured or become disabled due to road accidents every year. ...

SUTP Training

SUTP Training

SUTP Training The Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) is an on-going GIZ project that aims to help developing world cities to achieve sustainable transport goals. One of its most recognized activities is providing training courses on various issues of sustainable transport, through which...

Eco-driving for developing cities

Eco-driving for developing cities

Eco-driving for developing cities By Thirayoot Limanond Many countries are exploring various alternatives to reduce fuel consumption and preserve air quality in urban areas.  There is a variety of attractive measures, such as promoting public transit and bicycle use, deploying...

Travel Demand Management Policies

Travel Demand Management Policies

Travel Demand Management Policies by Manfred Brithaupt and Thirayoot Limanond Several Asian mega-cities are now looking towards mobility management, also known as travel demand management techniques, to solve their increasing urban transport problems. There are a number of travel demand...

Public Awareness in sus. transportation promotion

Public Awareness in sus. transportation promotion

Public Awareness in sustainable transportation promotion by Carlos F. Pardo and Thirayoot Limanond A city fair in Bangkok, 2005. Photo by Carlos F. Pardo Public awareness is a fundamental for any successful sustainable transport initiative. People have thoughts, feelings and...

Mass Rapid Transit Options

Mass Rapid Transit Options

Mass Rapid Transit Options By Thirayoot Limanond and Carlos F. Pardo Mass transit is an essential transport mode that offers mobility to every one in the city. It provides accessibility to work, school, shopping, leisure and other activities, along predefined fixed routes with a fare...

Developing carfree areas in historical city centers

Developing carfree areas in historical city centers

Developing carfree areas in historical city centers By Manfred Breithaupt and Carlos F. Pardo Until a few years ago, most urban proposals were directed towards modernization of cities. Everybody would look for a city that would have steel buildings and immense infrastructure all over...