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...

Motorised vs. nonmotorised vehicles in Bangkok

Motorised vs. nonmotorised vehicles in Bangkok

Motorised vs. nonmotorised vehicles in Bangkok   A typical day in Bangkok starts with a traffic jam around most of the city. People that have high income may use their cars to get to their jobs, others may use a taxi. Though buses, Skytrain (elevated rail system) and MRT...

Non-motorised transport in developing countries

Non-motorised transport in developing countries

Non-motorised transport in developing countries By Santhosh Kodukula Pedestrianised Nanjing Road, Shanghai is one of the highest rent districts in China.   Photo by Walter Hook, ITDP Rapid...

Article on BRT

Article on BRT

Newspaper Article on BRT (in Thai) A local newspaper in Bangkok, Mathichon, has published an article by our Asia-project Co-ordinator Mr. Thirayoot Limanond. The article was based on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), explaining the merits and the advantages of BRT in developing cities. The article...