Infographic - 10 Principles for Sustainable Urban Transport

Infographic - 10 Principles for Sustainable Urban Transport

Based on the approach “avoid-shift-improve”, the GIZ urban mobility team has designed a vibrant infographic on 10 principles for sustainable urban transport. Have a look at the infographic and follow 10 principles of sustainable urban transport, ranging from dense and human scale city planning, fostering walking and cycling as well as public transport, to promoting clean vehicles and to improve the efficiency of transport operations!

First edition: 2015.

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    Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Standard 2.1

    Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Standard 2.1

    The TOD Standard is a powerful tool to help shape and assess urban development. It focuses on maximizing the benefits of public transit and non-motorized mobility while placing the emphasis firmly back on the users: people.

    The Standard outlines eight core principles of urban design and land use, each supported by specific performance objectives and easily measurable indicators, or metrics. Together, they promote safe, balanced and vibrant neighborhoods around stations; short and well-connected pedestrian and cycling networks; densities that ensure strong customer bases for local services and public transport; and minimal car traffic and parking interference.

    Second edition: 2014

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    SUTP Module 1a - The Role of Transport in Urban Development Policy

    SUTP Module 1a - The Role of Transport in Urban Development Policy

    This module sets out a ‘new vision’ of urban transport for developing cities. Written by former mayor of Bogotá Enrique Peñalosa, it draws from the recent experience of Bogotá, Colombia and shows how basic problems of urban transport are more political rather than technical.

    First edition: 2002.

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    SUTP Module 1b - Urban Transport Institutions

    SUTP Module 1b - Urban Transport Institutions

    This module presents an analysis of urban transport institutional successes and failures in developing cities. It considers several in-depth case studies in a range of countries, explaining how institutional shortcomings have arisen and manifested. The module draws conclusions from the case studies in the form of recommended policy approaches required for effective urban transport institutions.

    First edition: 2002.

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    SUTP Module 1c - Private Sector Participation in Urban Transport Infrastructure Provision

    SUTP Module 1c - Private Sector Participation in Urban Transport Infrastructure Provision

    This module describes benefits and pitfalls of private sector participation (PSP). It provides detailed case studies of PSP in a range of developing countries and concludes with some carefully considered policy recommendations for developing cities. The module emphasises that PSP in urban transport infrastructure provision should happen in the context of achieving wider mobility and access objectives, and not as an end in itself.

    First edition: 2002.

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    SUTP Module 1d - Economic Instruments (Manfred Breithaupt, GIZ)

    SUTP Module 1d - Economic Instruments (Manfred Breithaupt, GIZ)

    One of the best ways to influence travel behaviour is through economic instruments. This module surveys successful experiences on fuel and vehicle taxes, road pricing and other instruments, showing that a range of often under-utilised policy options exists for developing cities.

    First edition: 2002.

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    SUTP Module 1e - Raising Public Awareness about Sustainable Urban Transport

    SUTP Module 1e - Raising Public Awareness about Sustainable Urban Transport

    Public awareness, support and information campaigns are crucial to the formulation and implementation of any sustainable transport policy in developing cities. Key components of carrying out a cost-effective initiative to raise public awareness about sustainable transport include determining a target audience, developing a strategic approach, and establishing an effective “Working Group”.

    First edition: 2002.

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    SUTP Module 1f - Financing Sustainable Urban Transport

    SUTP Module 1f - Financing Sustainable Urban Transport

    The publication presents financing instruments for sustainable urban transport, and shows how to combine them. It is aimed at policy makers, financial sector specialists and urban planners/practitioners working on key challenges related to financing urban transport systems.

    First edition: 2010.

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    SUTP Module 1g - Urban Freight in Developing Cities

    SUTP Module 1g - Urban Freight in Developing Cities

    The SUTP Sourcebook module describes the importance of freight transportation in the context of urban development and provides detailed information on available options to meet current and future challenges for urban goods transport in rapidly growing cities of the developing world.

    First edition: 2010.

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    GIZ International Fuel Price Series

    GIZ International Fuel Price Series

    The bi-annual International Fuel Prices report provides an overview of the retail prices of gasoline and diesel in over 170 countries and thus aims to offer a worldwide comparison. It explores recent trends and case studies on fuel prices and fuel pricing policies in developing countries. Additionally, further publications provide more in-depth analyses of fossil fuel related issues in specific countries. Lastly, the GIZ International Fuel Price Database provides a collection of country factsheets as well as information on technologies, energy use and cross-cutting issues related to global fuel prices and policies.

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      SUTP Technical Document # 5: Accessing Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport: A Practical Overview

      SUTP Technical Document # 5: Accessing Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport: A Practical Overview

      A practical guide for developing country's governments on how to access climate funds for sustainable land transport interventions, focusing on climate change mitigation and existing and proposed sources of climate finance in the context of the land transport sector.

      First edition: 2010.

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      SUTP Technical Document # 7: Sustainable Transport Evaluation

      SUTP Technical Document # 7: Sustainable Transport Evaluation

      The study outlines options for choosing appropriate indicators and evaluation schemes for sustainable transport. It also summarizes the benefits of an evaluation scheme not only for national and local governments, but also for donors and the scientific community.

      First edition: 2011.

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      SUTP Technical Document # 8: Rising Automobile Dependency: How to Break the Trend?

      SUTP Technical Document # 8: Rising Automobile Dependency: How to Break the Trend?

      Developing cities are facing the crisis of increasing automobiles and thereby the consequences such as reduced air quality, road safety and economic loss. This document addresses the issue of rising automobile dependency with examples from Zurich, Switzerland; Copenhagen, Denmark; Muenster and Freiburg, Germany, and Curitiba, Brazil.

      First edition: 2011.

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      SUTP Technical Document # 10: Fighting Corruption in the Road Transport Sector

      SUTP Technical Document # 10: Fighting Corruption in the Road Transport Sector

      The Technical Document explains what corruption is, and why it is so detrimental for economy and society. It gives hints how corruption in the transport sector may be detected, and what can be done to prevent corruption in the transport sector.

      First edition: 2012.

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      SUTP Technical Document # 13: Urban Mobility Plans - National Approaches and Local Practices

      SUTP Technical Document # 13: Urban Mobility Plans - National Approaches and Local Practices

      The document reviews approaches for Urban Mobility Plans (UMP) from various countries and showcases a growing number of examples calling for a shift away from the traditional, infrastructure-oriented approach towards sustainable and people-oriented planning. The paper’s intension is to support local policy-makers and planners in shaping urban mobility planning processes and policies in an effective and inclusive manner.

      First edition: 2014.

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      Financing Sustainable Urban Transport – The International Review of National Urban Transport Policies and Programmes

      Financing Sustainable Urban Transport – The International Review of National Urban Transport Policies and Programmes

      The study presents an analysis of a variety of financing and planning practices worldwide in order to help decision-makers identify suitable elements for their local context. While focusing on decision-makers in China, the study is also relevant for other countries facing similar challenges. It presents insights into financing arrangements for urban transport in eight countries: Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Mexico, The United Kingdom and the United States of America.

      First edition: 2013.

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      SUTP Case Study # 3: Sustainable Urban Mobility - The Example of Istanbul

      SUTP Case Study # 3: Sustainable Urban Mobility - The Example of Istanbul

      This study assesses the transport problems Istanbul currently faces and gives an overview of the sustainable transport strategies available to the city. In particular, BRT related measures are outlined. The paper gives orientation for transport planners and policy makers who wish to promote sustainable urban mobility in their cities.

      First edition: 2011.

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      SUTP Case Study # 7: Negotiating the Deal to enable the first Rea Vaya bus operating company

      SUTP Case Study # 7: Negotiating the Deal to enable the first Rea Vaya bus operating company

      The SUTP Case Study deals with the transition process from informal paratransit services to a full-scale BRT scheme in Johannesburg, South Africa. It provides a rare, detailed insight in the complicated but successful negotiations between the City of Johannesburg and representatives of more than 300 individual minibus-taxi owners.

      First edition: 2011.

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      Case Study - Big Cities, Big Challenges - Sustainable Urban Transport across Major Middle East and North African Cities

      Case Study - Big Cities, Big Challenges - Sustainable Urban Transport across Major Middle East and North African Cities

      Using examples of international best practices, this report gives an overview of the challenges sustainable urban transport faces in the MENA region and offers possible solutions.

      First edition: 2015.

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      Sustainable Urban Transport Guide Germany – Berlin

      Sustainable Urban Transport Guide Germany – Berlin

      A travel guide to discover Berlin by sustainable transport, and to learn about the city’s approach for sustainable mobility. 

      First edition: 2014.

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      Fact Sheet: Sustainable Urban Transport: Avoid-Shift-Improve (A-S-I)

      Fact Sheet: Sustainable Urban Transport: Avoid-Shift-Improve (A-S-I)

      A quick introduction to our approach for sustainable urban mobility. Published in 2011.

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      Fact Sheet: Transport in a Green Economy

      Fact Sheet: Transport in a Green Economy

      An overview on how transport can contribute to a Green Economy. Published in 2011.

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      Reading List on Financing Sustainable Urban Transport

      Reading List on Financing Sustainable Urban Transport

      A guide to online resources in the field of Financing Sustainable Urban Transport. Published in December 2012.

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      Reading List on Tools for Sustainable Urban Transport Experts

      Reading List on Tools for Sustainable Urban Transport Experts

      A guide to standards & toolkits, quantification tools, design guidelines and cost comparisons. Published in February 2014.

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      Reading List on Urban Transport Policy and Planning Documents

      Reading List on Urban Transport Policy and Planning Documents

      A guide to Urban Transport Policy and Planning Documents of both developed and developing cities worldwide. Published in January 2011.

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      Presenting 10 Sustainable Urban Transport Leaders

      Presenting 10 Sustainable Urban Transport Leaders

      The booklet presents ten decision-makers who were or/and are instrumental in implementing Sustainable Urban Transport (SUT) in their cities, and shows what they did to succeed.

      First edition: 2011.

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      Changing Course in Urban Transport - An Illustrated Guide

      Changing Course in Urban Transport - An Illustrated Guide

      The illustrated book published by ADB and GIZ highlights the transport challenges in Asian cities, including the growing trend towards motorized transport. The publication also showcases low-carbon transport from around the world, which, if replicated on a large scale, could make Asian cities greener and more livable.

      First edition: 2011.

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      Challenges of urban transport in developing countries - a summary

      Challenges of urban transport in developing countries - a summary

      A 76-page summary document compiling information contained in various SUTP publications.

      First edition: 2006.

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      SUTP Module 2a - Land Use Planning and Urban Transport

      SUTP Module 2a - Land Use Planning and Urban Transport

      Which cities have succeeded in establishing land use patterns which support the more environmentally-friendly and efficient modes of transit, walking and cycling? What are the benefits of better land use planning for developing cities? What can developing cities do to address increasing problems of urban sprawl and automobile dependency? This module addresses all of these questions and provides policy recommendations.

      First edition: 2002.

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      SUTP Module 2b - Mobility Management

      SUTP Module 2b - Mobility Management

      Mobility management aims to make the best use of existing infrastructure by managing the demand for transport and encouraging the use of sustainable modes of transport. This module provides a wide range of policy tools in mobility management for developing cities, ranging from ‘smart growth’ to parking and sustainable tourism programs.

      First edition: 2002.

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      SUTP Module 2c - Parking Management

      SUTP Module 2c - Parking Management

      Poor parking management or unregulated parking results in traffic congestion and impacts negatively on safety and accessibility for pedestrians as well as urban aesthetics. This module discusses the various operational, planning, institutional and social challenges around parking practices in cities, and how these could be overcome. The module also discusses topics like types of marking, parking demand and common myths associated with vehicle parking.

      First edition: 2010.

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      SUTP Module & Training Document - Transportation Demand Management

      SUTP Module & Training Document - Transportation Demand Management

      Transportation Demand Management (TDM) aims to maximize the efficiency of the urban transport system using a wide range of measures, including congestion pricing, public transport improvement, promoting non-motorised transport, fuel taxation and parking management. This document presents an overview on international practices, approaches and supports the design of a TDM strategy.

      First edition: 2009.

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      SUTP Training Document - Public awareness and behaviour change

      SUTP Training Document - Public awareness and behaviour change

      This document focuses on the importance of awareness and the necessary tools to initiate a change in the behaviour of the stakeholders for a sustainable transport system. Further, the document explains the various surveying methods for proper data collection. These tools will help planners and professionals in charge of communication of transport projects to diffuse information regarding new transport projects or initiatives to change travel behaviour of citizens. 

      First edition: 2006.

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      SUTP Technical Document #1 - Demystifying Induced Travel Demands

      SUTP Technical Document #1 - Demystifying Induced Travel Demands

      “If we build it, they will come”: The question of induced travel demand attracts substantial interest from decision-makers, planners and the wider public alike. This technical document is intended as an introduction to the concept of induced travel demand and the principal arguments and debates surrounding the phenomenon.

      First edition: 2009.

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      SUTP Technical Document #8 - Rising Automobile Dependency: How to Break the Trend?

      SUTP Technical Document #8 - Rising Automobile Dependency: How to Break the Trend?

      Drawing upon best practices from various cities, this document addresses the issue of rising automobile dependency and illustrates possible “countermeasures”. This document was also presented as a background paper for the 6th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum held in Delhi during 4-6 December 2011. It presents case studies from Zurich, Switzerland; Copenhagen, Denmark; Muenster and Freiburg, Germany, and Curitiba, Brazil.

      First edition: 2011.

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      SUTP Technical Document #11 - Transport Elasticities: Impacts on Travel Behaviour

      SUTP Technical Document #11 - Transport Elasticities: Impacts on Travel Behaviour

      Understanding transport demand and transport elasticities is crucial to support sustainable travel behaviour. This document explains the key factors affecting travel demand and its responsiveness. It introduces the concept of transport elasticity and provides an overview of the key transport elasticities. More sustainable travel patterns can be achieved through the implementation of effective policy measures that influence the responsiveness of travel demand to various transport options.

      First edition: 2013.

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      SUTP Technical Document #12 - Carsharing Services in Emerging Economies

      SUTP Technical Document #12 - Carsharing Services in Emerging Economies

      This report aims to evaluate the potential and the necessary political support structure for the implementation of carsharing services in emerging economies. It also includes a practitioner’s contribution from the City of Bremen, one of the leading municipalities in Germany with regard to support for car sharing schemes. The report has been prepared in cooperation with GIZ projects based in the PR China.

      First edition: 2014.

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      Urban Mobility Plans – Links to documents and strategies

      Urban Mobility Plans – Links to documents and strategies

      This compilation provides links to Urban Mobility Planning Documents as well as on National Urban Transport policies and strategies from cities and countries on all continents.

      First edition: 2015.

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      Technical Document - Introducing Congestion Charging

      Technical Document - Introducing Congestion Charging

      Forty years after its first implementation, congestion charging remains a highly underused policy, even if implemented policies have shown to be highly successful. In this guide, international experts involved in assessing the congestion charging policy for Beijing have summarised their experience with congestion charging and address the two main reasons why congestion charging remains an uncommon policy instrument.

      First edition: 2015.

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      SUTP Case Study #5 - Mobility Management & Commuting

      SUTP Case Study #5 - Mobility Management & Commuting

      Through mobility management (MM) measures, firms can improve the commuting experience of their employees. This study provides best practice in German firms and shows how firms play a role in promoting sustainable urban mobility.

      First edition: 2011.

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      SUTP Case Study #6 - Reviving the Soul in Seoul

      SUTP Case Study #6 - Reviving the Soul in Seoul

      This paper tells the story of how an elevated expressway was demolished and the Chenggyecheon River was restored in South Korea’s capital city, Seoul. The paper highlights the importance of political will and visionary leadership to make things possible. It is a joint case study published by GIZ and the Korea Transport Institute (KOTI).

      First edition: 2011.

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      Case Study Quartier Vauban - Sustainable District in Freiburg

      Case Study Quartier Vauban - Sustainable District in Freiburg

      This presentation offers insights into Quartier Vauban, covering three main aspects: housing, public spaces and transport. Quartier Vauban strongly promotes sustainable transport: it is a compact district (favouring short distance trips), provides facilities for non-motorised transport, reduces the incentive of owning and using a car and encourages the use of public transport to reach the city centre.

      First edition: 2011.

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      Case Study French District - Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood in Tübingen, Germany

      Case Study French District - Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood in Tübingen, Germany

      The “French District” is a landmark in the development of sustainable neighbourhoods in Germany. The presentation shows how the city of Tübingen has succeeded in transforming the former military area into a dense neighbourhood with mixed urban functions and an innovative mobility concept.

      First edition: 2012.

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      Reading List on Car Free Development and New Street Design

      Reading List on Car Free Development and New Street Design

      A guide to available online resources on Car Free Development and New Street Design, with links to a wide range of related organisations and projects. Published in June 2009.

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      Reading List on Parking Management in Developing Cities

      Reading List on Parking Management in Developing Cities

      A list of informative resources that highlight the importance of parking management in cities and show opportunities to improve the existing situation. Published in February 2011.

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      SUTP Case Study #10: Urban Freight and Logistics. The State of Practice in India.

      SUTP Case Study #10: Urban Freight and Logistics. The State of Practice in India.

      The urban freight sector has been largely absent from the planning agenda of Indian cities. Looking at the urban freight sector, this paper provides an overview of the goods movement taking place within the context of urban India. It furthermore looks at a wide range of national and international case studies, trying to highlight potential pitfalls and success stories that help the development of a sustainable urban freight sector in India.

      The case study has been written by Vedant Goyal, who holds a post-graduate degree in Transport Planning and Engineering and has worked with GIZ-SUTP for some years in India. 

      First edition: 2016.

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      SUTP Technical Document #14 - On-Street Parking Managment

      SUTP Technical Document #14 - On-Street Parking Managment

      The document provides an overview of the different approaches to on-street parking management and provides advice to policy makers dealing with problems arising from unmanaged on-street parking. It addresses common problems that occur from illegal parking and circulating traffic searching for parking and points out approaches to overcome them. This includes information on the appropriate physical design of on-street parking as well as on the institutional basics and adequate tools for fee collection and pricing.

      First edition: 2016.

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      SUTP Module 3a - Mass Transit Options

      SUTP Module 3a - Mass Transit Options

      Choices about a mass rapid transit system are choices about a city's future. This module surveys mass transit systems around the world, and compares the different systems according to key parameters such as cost, construction time, environmental impacts, poverty impacts, speed, passenger capacity and many more.

      First edition: 2002.

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      SUTP Module 3b - Bus Rapid Transit

      SUTP Module 3b - Bus Rapid Transit

      This module provides practical guidance on how a developing city can plan, finance, design and implement a world class Bus Rapid Transit system. As a planning template for developing cities, this module can drastically reduce planning and consultancy costs which a developing city would otherwise incur in developing a BRT system.

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      SUTP Module 3c - Bus Regulation & Planning

      SUTP Module 3c - Bus Regulation & Planning

      This module provides direction to developing cities on how to break out of a low quality, high-risk, low profit, low investment spiral in which so many urban bus systems in the developing world are now caught. It introduces and outlines the concept of an annual planning cycle, and shows how developing cities can improve bus systems from the viewpoints of operators, drivers, regulators, and passengers.

      First edition: 2002.

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      SUTP Training Document - Bus Regulation and Planning & Bus Sector Reform

      SUTP Training Document - Bus Regulation and Planning & Bus Sector Reform

      This document describes the characteristics of bus systems in the cities of developing countries, together with prescriptions for reform and useful case studies. The document will be of interest to government decision-makers, transport professionals, students of transport and consultants.

      First edition: 2004.

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      SUTP Training Document - Mass Transit

      SUTP Training Document - Mass Transit

      This document serves as a course manual for conducting training on choosing between mass transit options in developing cities. The document starts with the basic details of a mass transit system, its importance and how a city can benefit from various kinds of mass transit systems. This provides tools for planners and decision makers so they can carefully reflect on their available options for their cities and therefore, select and develop the most sustainable mass transit system for their specific case. 

      First edition: 2004.

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      SUTP Technical Document #4 - Transport Alliances: Promoting Cooperation and Integration to offer a more attractive and efficient Public Transport

      SUTP Technical Document #4 - Transport Alliances: Promoting Cooperation and Integration to offer a more attractive and efficient Public Transport

      This report summarises the development of the German public transport alliance system, the so called Verkehrsverbund that is often regarded as the first and most successful form of integrated transport in the world. It offers information on aspects ranging from institutional issues to best practices in introducing an integrated fare system. This document also looks at transport alliances in the neighbouring country of Switzerland. Additionally it provides further reading and links on additional aspects of public transport alliances and public transport integration.

      First edition: 2010.

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      SUTP Technical Document #9 - Measuring Public Transport Performance: Lessons for developing cities

      SUTP Technical Document #9 - Measuring Public Transport Performance: Lessons for developing cities

      This technical document describes the role that performance measurement can play in public transportation planning and management, the need for developing cities to adopt performance evaluation and the steps for initiating this. The document also presents examples on performance measurement from various cities across the world and their experiences.

      First edition: 2011.

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      SUTP Technical Document #16 - Taxis as a Part of Public Transport

      SUTP Technical Document #16 - Taxis as a Part of Public Transport

      Taxis are an instantly recognisable form of transport, found in almost every city in the world. However, the role that taxis play varies from city to city - "taxi" does not refer to the same concept everywhere. This report discusses the merits of different regulatiory systems fir the taxi industry. It provides a guide for evaluating different forms of taxi regulation and assesses which system is most suited to particular cities in question.

      First edition: 2016.

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      Fact Sheets - Sustainable Mobility Innovations

      Fact Sheets - Sustainable Mobility Innovations

      The world of sustainable mobility is full of innovations. This series presents a variety of new tools, approaches and concepts which are being developed, tested and implemented to make the life of pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users more comfortable.

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        The Role of Open Data in Sustainable Transport

        The Role of Open Data in Sustainable Transport

        Today, innovative solutions in transport are mainly driven by digital applications. Data, collected by apps themselves or by third parties, is often publicly available and can be used through interfaces in other apps.  Governments and organisations generate data in the form of documents, databases, records, transcripts, etc., but historically this information has not always been available or open to the broader public. Opening data to the public can drive internal efficiency, spark community engagement and fuel a civic tech ecosystem.

        First edition: 2011.

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          Reading List on Renewables in Rail Transport

          Reading List on Renewables in Rail Transport

          Recommended relevant reading and links on the role of renewables rail transport. Published in 2014.

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          Reading List on Informal Public Transport

          Reading List on Informal Public Transport

          Recommended relevant reading and links on the topic of informal public transport. Published in 2010.

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          SUTP Module 3d - Preserving and Expanding the Role of Non-motorized Transport

          SUTP Module 3d - Preserving and Expanding the Role of Non-motorized Transport

          This module starts by outlining the benefits of non-motorised transport (NMT). It considers the different forms of regulation to which NMT is subjected, and describes the non-motorised transport planning process and the steps involved, drawing from an example pilot study conducted in Surabaya and successful measures in Bogotá and European cities.

          First edition: 2003.

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          SUTP Module 3e - Car-free Development

          SUTP Module 3e - Car-free Development

          This module draws on experience from various cities that have ventured into finding alternative means of transport and have succeeded in creating more liveable cities for people. The module demonstrates clearly to decision makers that car oriented solutions are not the only way forward in solving the traffic related problems in their city. Further, the module gives successful examples from all over the world on creating liveable and car free public spaces, an essential aspect of a liveable city.

          First edition: 2005.

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          Cycling-Inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook

          Cycling-Inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook

          GIZ SUTP and the Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-Ce) have joined efforts in the development of a training document entitled "Cycling-inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook". This handbook provides detailed information on how to develop cycling-friendly policies and facilities. It can help planners, engineers, community leaders or advocates to enrich their own perspectives on what kind of places they want cities to be.

          First edition: 2009.

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          SUTP Module & Training Document - Non-motorised Transport

          SUTP Module & Training Document - Non-motorised Transport

          This training course document discusses an inherent aspect of an integrated transport system that is most of the times neglected: non-motorised transport (NMT). The document explains the importance of NMT in a city and explains design details of planning for pedestrians and bicycles. This training course document provides planners and decision-makers with the tools to develop people-friendly transport systems in their respective cities. 

          First edition: 2005.

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          SUTP Technical Document #3 - Public Bicycle Schemes: Applying the concept in developing cities

          SUTP Technical Document #3 - Public Bicycle Schemes: Applying the concept in developing cities

          The objective of this technical document is to familiarize city authorities, transport planners, businesses, civil society representatives and policy makers in developing cities with the concept and components of a public bicycle program. It presents the experience of bike sharing programs from a few cities in Europe and Asia, and analyses the developing country climate (taking India as an example) for encouraging such programs in developing cities.

          First edition: 2010.

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          SUTP Case Study #2 - An Example of Promoting Cycling in Cities: Components of a High Quality Bicycle Infrastructure, Münster, Germany

          SUTP Case Study #2 - An Example of Promoting Cycling in Cities: Components of a High Quality Bicycle Infrastructure, Münster, Germany

          This study introduces Muenster’s initiatives to promote cycling and outlines specifications and essentials of its bicycle infrastructure. It provides a case study and orientation for transport planners and policy makers who want to develop similar bicycle-based sustainable urban transport systems in their cities.

          First edition: 2011.

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          SUTP Case Study #4 - Planning for Cycling in Germany: Cycling Coordinators and Officers

          SUTP Case Study #4 - Planning for Cycling in Germany: Cycling Coordinators and Officers

          Given the current problems most transport systems face, alternative modes of transport need to be actively promoted. This paper gives special importance to the role of ‘Cycling Coordinators’ and ‘Cycling Offices’. Cities in developing countries attempting to improve urban cycling are encouraged to consider this as a basis to facilitate their work in this area.

          First edition: 2011.

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          SUTP Case Study #8 - Cycling in Monrovia: Transport and more

          SUTP Case Study #8 - Cycling in Monrovia: Transport and more

          Huge efforts have been made by the Liberians with support from the international community to rebuild Monrovia after fourteen years of civil war. Although cycling can significantly increase the mobility for many of Monrovia’s inhabitants, only few bicycles can be seen on its streets. The SUTP Case Study ‘Cycling in Monrovia’ introduces the major obstacles for cycling in the Liberian capital and outlines five major intervention areas for making cycling on Monrovia’s streets safer and more attractive.

          First edition: 2014.

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          Case Study - Lviv: The Cycling Capital of Ukraine

          Case Study - Lviv: The Cycling Capital of Ukraine

          The City of Lviv is defending her reputation as the cycling capital of Ukraine. In little more than three years, about 35 km of cycling tracks and lanes have been realized, further projects are in the pipeline and ready for implementation.

          First edition: 2014.

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          Fact Sheet - Speeding Up Cycling through special Infrastructure

          Fact Sheet - Speeding Up Cycling through special Infrastructure

          An overview on how comprehensive and carefully planned bicycle infrastructure can improve cycling speed and thus implement a modal shift from car to bicycle for daily commuting. Published in 2011.

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          Fact Sheet - Cycling expertise: German Experiences, Chinese Opportunities

          Fact Sheet - Cycling expertise: German Experiences, Chinese Opportunities

          An overview on the outcomes and successes of the National Cycling Plan for German cities . Published in 2013.

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          Fact Sheet - Good Practice China: Bicycle sharing in Beijing

          Fact Sheet - Good Practice China: Bicycle sharing in Beijing

          An insight into Beijiing’s first municipal-led public bicycle sharing system that aims to re-popularise public transit. Published in 2013.

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          Policy Brief #2 - Non-Motorised Transport Policy in India: The need for a reform agenda

          Policy Brief #2 - Non-Motorised Transport Policy in India: The need for a reform agenda

          This publication gives an overview of recent trends in the modal share of NMT in India, as well as a snapshot of current NMT policy in India and related issues such safety. Published in March 2015.  

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          Reading List on Cycling Policies - Cycling Plans, Strategies and Design Guidelines

          Reading List on Cycling Policies - Cycling Plans, Strategies and Design Guidelines

          A bibliography for a diverse range of publications on national and local cycling schemes and policies. Published in 2014.

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          Reading List on Cycling Policies - Cycling Plans, Strategies and Design Guidelines

          Reading List on Cycling Policies - Cycling Plans, Strategies and Design Guidelines

          This is a collection of cycling-related strategies, policy plans and guidelines worldwide. It gathers both, national and local policies and approaches. It should be useful for policy makers, transport authorities, urban planners and professionals working to improve the cycling comfort and safety conditions.

          Most of the presented documents outline strategies to increase the cycling modal share by considering various factors regarding comfort, safety, security, intermodality, accessibility, among others. Additionally, some toolkits for public cycle sharing systems, bicycle parking facilities and street design guidelines are included in this collection.

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          Reading List on Non-Motorised Transport

          Reading List on Non-Motorised Transport

          Recommended relevant reading and links on the topic of non-motorised transportation. Published in 2010.

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          Reading List on Public Bicycle Schemes

          Reading List on Public Bicycle Schemes

          Recommended relevant reading and links on the topic of public bicycle schemes. Published in 2010.

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          SUTP Module 4a - Cleaner Fuels and Vehicle Technologies

          SUTP Module 4a - Cleaner Fuels and Vehicle Technologies

          Cleaner fuels and vehicle technologies are key components of any sustainable urban transport system. This module provides a detailed evaluation of cleaner fuels and technologies which can be applied in developing cities. Fuel options are evaluated based on cost and practicality. The role of fuel quality standards is also described.

          First edition: 2002.

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          SUTP Module 4b - Inspection & Maintenance and Roadworthiness

          SUTP Module 4b - Inspection & Maintenance and Roadworthiness

          This module provides advice on the types of inspection and maintenance systems appropriate for a developing country and how developing cities can implement an effective I&M system. This is essential to ensure that vehicles are properly maintained, from both an environmental (emissions) and safety (roadworthiness) perspective.

          First edition: 2002.

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          SUTP Module 4c - Two- and Three-Wheelers

          SUTP Module 4c - Two- and Three-Wheelers

          Motorcycles are a dominant form of transport in many cities, especially throughout Asia. This document describes the challenges of this trend. It also provides an overview on measures to counter the rising emissions from two-stroke two-and three-wheelers in developing cities, emphasising the experience in Asia.

          First edition: 2002.

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          SUTP Module 4d - Natural Gas Vehicles

          SUTP Module 4d - Natural Gas Vehicles

          This decision-maker's guide to natural gas vehicles provides a solid grounding in all the basic concepts of natural gas vehicles, including their operation, economic aspects, environmental aspects and refuelling infrastructure. Case studies from developing cities, including a detailed consideration of experience in Delhi (provided by CSE India), are also provided.

          First edition: 2002.

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          SUTP Module 4e - Intelligent Transport Systems

          SUTP Module 4e - Intelligent Transport Systems

          The technologies used collectively for achieving safer, affordable and environmentally friendly transportation systems are called Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The objective of this module is to display to decision makers the various advantages of different ITS measures and how these systems could be implemented in their cities for best outcomes.

          First edition: 2005.

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          SUTP Module 4f - Eco-Driving

          SUTP Module 4f - Eco-Driving

          This module addresses the concept of economic and ecological driving for developing cities. It shows how costs can be reduced (and efficiency increased) by influencing driving behavior. The module addresses various aspects pertaining to driving patterns, advantages of eco-driving and gives clear examples of how these targets have been (and in future can be) achieved.

          First edition: 2005.

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          GIZ International Fuel Price Series

          GIZ International Fuel Price Series

          The bi-annual International Fuel Prices report provides an overview of the retail prices of gasoline and diesel in over 170 countries and thus aims to offer a worldwide comparison. It explores recent trends and case studies on fuel prices and fuel pricing policies in developing countries. Additionally, further publications provide more in-depth analyses of fossil fuel related issues in specific countries. Lastly, the GIZ International Fuel Price Database provides a collection of country factsheets as well as information on technologies, energy use and cross-cutting issues related to global fuel prices and policies.

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            Technical Document - Climate and Environmental Impact Assessment of Electro Mobility in China

            Technical Document - Climate and Environmental Impact Assessment of Electro Mobility in China

            This report provides an insight into the current status and future prospects of the electrification revolution of the motor vehicle industry in China. Environmental impact assessments of pilot projects with hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEV) are summarized and further recommendations for tackling China’s climate and environmental challenges are proposed.

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            SUTP Technical Document #15 - Electromobility

            SUTP Technical Document #15 - Electromobility

            In the cities of Asia and Latin America, increasing population density and motorization are leading to a rapid rise in transport and environmental problems. The aim of this paper is to show how E-mobility can help mitigate the challenges, and to derive recommendations for the use of Electromobility in meeting various targets and prerequisites. The paper shows the diverse range of E-mobility applications and provides a snapshot of the various support schemes and pilot projects that have been carried out in recent years.

            First edition: 2016.

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            Fact Sheet: Can electricity replace Gasoline? Unlocking the potential of electric two-wheelers in Thailand

            Fact Sheet: Can electricity replace Gasoline? Unlocking the potential of electric two-wheelers in Thailand

            This publication explores why electric motorcycles are still a rare sight on Thailand's streets, and provides recommendations to help speed up their arrival on the asphalt of Bangkok and other cities across the country, and also has relevance to other ASEAN countries. Published in Febrary 2015.

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            Fact Sheet - Good Practice in China: Electric-taxi in Shenzhen

            Fact Sheet - Good Practice in China: Electric-taxi in Shenzhen

            An overview into the introduction of electric-taxis as a cheap and sustainable transport alternative that combines electro-mobility and passenger transport in the southern Chinese metropolis Shenzhen. Published in 2013.

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            Fact Sheet - Environmental (EZ) or Low Emission Zones (LEZ)

            Fact Sheet - Environmental (EZ) or Low Emission Zones (LEZ)

            An insight into the trend to combine congestion charging and environmental restrictions in Environmental or Low Emission Zones in cities. Published in 2014.

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            Fact Sheet - Low Emission Zones: Examples from Berlin, London, and Beijing

            Fact Sheet - Low Emission Zones: Examples from Berlin, London, and Beijing

            Different cities across the world have introduced LEZ to manage air quality in urban areas. Well-known examples include the “London Low Emission Zone” and the “Umweltzone” implemented in many German cities such as Berlin. A newly released factsheet further investigates these two examples and the success factors of each policy. Published in 2014.

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            Reading List on Electric Mobility

            Reading List on Electric Mobility

            Perspectives and recommended relevant reading and links on Electric Mobility. Published in 2010.

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            Reading List on Renewables in Rail Transport

            Reading List on Renewables in Rail Transport

            Recommended relevant reading and links on the role of renewables in rail transport. Published in 2014.

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            SUTP Module 5a - Air Quality Management

            SUTP Module 5a - Air Quality Management

            This module serves to assist policy-makers and their advisers in developing countries to determine the best measures to abate air pollution with limited information. It provides advice on developing legally enforceable air quality standards and simplified clean air implementation plans. The module explains basic concepts of air pollution, sources and types of pollution, major pollutants, WHO and other standards, air quality monitoring, air quality management plans, and emissions inventories.

            First edition: 2002/2004.

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            SUTP Module 5b - Urban Road Safety

            SUTP Module 5b - Urban Road Safety

            Road traffic crashes result in around 1.3 million deaths annually. A disproportionate amount is in developing countries, with the victims often being pedestrians and cyclists. This module describes how road safety is organised at a city government level, how it is assessed (including the use of tools such as road crash diagrams), how safer road environments can be created, and the importance of public awareness, enforcement, safer vehicles, and sound financing.

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            Infographic – A comprehensive approach for road safety: The example of Germany

            Infographic – A comprehensive approach for road safety: The example of Germany

            About 3,400 people die every day in road traffic accidents around the world. A further 50 million people are injured every year. To reduce injuries and fatalities, many proven measures are available – from better infrastructure to safer vehicles, better enforcement & education and improved emergency medical services. Our infographic illustrates the comprehensive approach that Germany has taken as a response to sharply rising fatality rates since the 1950s - comprising a bundle of measures that can inspire policymakers and experts elsewhere.

            First edition: 2015.

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            SUTP Module 5c - Noise and its Abatement

            SUTP Module 5c - Noise and its Abatement

            Noise is emerging as an insidious problem in developing cities, even though it is not currently perceived as a major problem. A major source of noise in cities is urban road transport. This module introduces basic concepts of measuring noise, describes its health effects, provides recommended noise level standards, and outlines six key policy areas where governments can take action in transport to reduce this problem.

            First edition: 2011.

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            SUTP Module 5d - The CDM in the transport sector

            SUTP Module 5d - The CDM in the transport sector

            Since the advent of Kyoto Protocol in 2005, many countries, both developed and developing, have embraced the concept of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in order to reduce their carbon emissions. This module discusses the viability of sustainable transport projects to be qualified under the CDM mechanism which will thereby benefit from GHG offset sales. The module also presents a case study on Bogotá’s BRT system TransMilenio, the first officially registered CDM project for transport.

            First edition: 2007.

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            SUTP Module 5e - Urban Transport and Climate Change

            SUTP Module 5e - Urban Transport and Climate Change

            The module summarises the challenges that climate change mitigation has to face in the transport sector and presents the major options and instruments to deal with them. The module is a comprehensive summary of sustainable transport policy options and sketches out their potential for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. To ease access to more detailed information, the module includes many references to the other sourcebook modules.

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            SUTP Module 5f - Adapting Urban Transport to Climate Change

            SUTP Module 5f - Adapting Urban Transport to Climate Change

            Many transport decision-makers in developing countries are already confronted with extreme weather events, such as flooding, sea level rise and storms, all of which are expected to increase with climate change. In the worst case, transportation systems may not be able to recover between such events, resulting in exponential damages. This module is intended to raise awareness and describes the expected impacts of climate change on urban passenger transport as well as possible adaptation measures.

            First edition: 2009.

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            SUTP Module 5g - Urban Transport and Health

            SUTP Module 5g - Urban Transport and Health

            The module, written by a team of World Health Organization (WHO) experts using the most up-to-date data available, illustrates the pathways through which urban transportation affects human health. It provides information about instruments to assess the health impacts – or benefits – of transport projects and policies. The Module also outlines policies for healthy transport, and shows how these can yield important co-benefits with regard to other principles of sustainable transportation (e.g. GHG mitigation).

            First edition: 2011.

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            SUTP Module 5h - Urban Transport and Energy Efficiency

            SUTP Module 5h - Urban Transport and Energy Efficiency

            The Module 5h serves as a navigator for decision makers and stakeholders, including local and national authorities, the private sector and non-governmental organisations. It provides a comprehensive overview of measures and policies designed to promote greater energy efficiency in transport, and assigns specific tasks and responsibilities to particular parties. Case studies illustrate international experiences in implementing measures to increase energy efficiency in transport.

            First edition: 2012.

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            SUTP Technical Document #5 - Accessing Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport: A Practical Overview

            SUTP Technical Document #5 - Accessing Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport: A Practical Overview

            A practical guide for developing country's governments on how to access climate funds for sustainable land transport interventions, focusing on climate change mitigation and existing and proposed sources of climate finance in the context of the land transport sector.

            First edition: 2010.

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            SUTP Technical Document #6 - Beyond the Fossil Fuel City: Towards Low Carbon Transport and Green Growth

            SUTP Technical Document #6 - Beyond the Fossil Fuel City: Towards Low Carbon Transport and Green Growth

            This paper shows how national and/or urban low-carbon transportation policies could help countries to achieve a smart, sustainable economic growth while at the same time stabilizing and later reducing transport emissions. Sustainable development policies and measures in the transport sector include a variety of co-benefits, e.g. reduced air pollution, social equity and economic development.

            First edition: 2011.

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            SUTP Technical Document # 7: Sustainable Transport Evaluation

            SUTP Technical Document # 7: Sustainable Transport Evaluation

            The study outlines options for choosing appropriate indicators and evaluation schemes for sustainable transport. It also summarizes the benefits of an evaluation scheme not only for national and local governments, but also for donors and the scientific community.

            First edition: 2011.

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            SUTP Case Study #7 - Negotiating the Deal to enable the first Rea Vaya bus operating company

            SUTP Case Study #7 - Negotiating the Deal to enable the first Rea Vaya bus operating company

            The SUTP Case Study deals with the transition process from informal paratransit services to a full-scale BRT scheme in Johannesburg, South Africa. It provides a rare, detailed insight in the complicated but successful negotiations between the City of Johannesburg and representatives of more than 300 individual minibus-taxi owners.

            First edition: 2011.

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            Technical Document - Transport Readiness for Climate Finance

            Technical Document - Transport Readiness for Climate Finance

            The paper provides an insight into transport climate finance from both public and private sources and identifies components of readiness to access transport climate finance. Readiness is a process of improving conditions to access financing and leveraging investment in the recipient country, so that they reflect the capability to plan for, access, and operationalize financing, and to monitor and report on impacts.

            First edition: 2013.

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            SUTP Technical Document - Modelling GHG Emissions of Road Transport in China

            SUTP Technical Document - Modelling GHG Emissions of Road Transport in China

            In an effort to understand the effectiveness of transportation measures to reduce emissions and meet the carbon emission reduction targets in China, quantifying emission releases is a fundamental requirement, nonetheless publicly accessible emission factor databases are not available. This report presents such a China transport emission quantification tool by adapting the Handbook of Emission Factors for Road Transport (HBEFA) into an advanced bottom-up emission model – the China Road Transport Emission Model (CRTEM) and a Chinese emission factor database (HBEFA-China).

            First edition: 2015.

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            Technical Document - GHG Reporting and Inventorying in Germany

            Technical Document - GHG Reporting and Inventorying in Germany

            This report aims to provide information on GHG emissions, an overview of the institutionalisation of inventory planning, preparation and management as well as a general description of the data and methods used for the calculation of transport related emissions. Thus the report provides insight on Germany’s efforts to reduce its emissions as part of the Kyoto Protocol.

            First edition: 2013.

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            Technical Document - Data Availability for Measuring and Reporting Transport related Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Chinese Cities

            Technical Document - Data Availability for Measuring and Reporting Transport related Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Chinese Cities

            This report supports the activities to assess the availability and characteristics of data required for establishing a GHG emission quantification model in Chinese cities. Such a model would significantly aid the Chinese government’s efforts to address energy security and climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

            First edition: 2013.

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            Technical Document - Reducing Carbon Emissions through TDM Strategies

            Technical Document - Reducing Carbon Emissions through TDM Strategies

            The report discusses examples of transport demand management, in order to examine how TDM strategies can offer truly sustainable solutions for increased motor vehicle travel and associated traffic problems and help to achieve multiple planning objectives in Beijing.

            First edition: 2012.

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            Technical Document - Thailand Stocktaking Report on Sustainable Transport and Climate Change

            Technical Document - Thailand Stocktaking Report on Sustainable Transport and Climate Change

            This report reviews existing data, policies and international donor activity in the area of sustainable transport in Thailand, in order to provide policy-makers, researchers, international donors and other stakeholders a reference document for sustainable transport and climate change.

            First edition: 2014.

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            Knowledge wiki – Resilience & Adaptation in the transport sector

            Knowledge wiki – Resilience & Adaptation in the transport sector

            An efficient transportation system can play an important role towards making a city more resilient against shocks and disasters, many (but not all) of which are induced by climate change. A resilient transport system can be achieved by designing, developing and maintaining transport infrastructure that is able to withstand and recover from shocks, and by creating an adequate institutional framework.

            The Wiki on resilience & adaptation in the transport sector provides information on resources, implementation projects and research on resilience in the transport sector, with a focus on adaptation towards climate change.

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              A Status Report on the Contribution of Sustainable Transport to the Implementation of Rio +20

              A Status Report on the Contribution of Sustainable Transport to the Implementation of Rio +20

              This report assesses the implementation of the voluntary commitments entered into at Rio+20. In reaching those commitments, it is particularly important to create transformative change through the Avoid-Shift-Improve approach in order to provide improved and inclusive access to transport services and infrastructure as well as improving the economic, social and environmental sustainability of transport.

              First edition: 2013.

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              Fact Sheet - Transport in a Green Economy

              Fact Sheet - Transport in a Green Economy

              An overview on how transport can contribute to a Green Economy. Published in 2011.

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              Reading List on Road Safety

              Reading List on Road Safety

              Recommended relevant reading and links on the topic of road safety. Published in 2009.

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              Reading List on Urban Transport and Health

              Reading List on Urban Transport and Health

              Recommended relevant reading and links on the topic of urban transport and health, including an overview of key organisations and development goals. Published in 2010.

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              Reading List on Low Carbon Transport

              Reading List on Low Carbon Transport

              Recommended relevant reading and links on the topic of Low Carbon Transport in cities. Published in 2011.

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              SUTP Module 7a - Gender and Urban Transport

              SUTP Module 7a - Gender and Urban Transport

              This module addresses how gender should be addressed in transport policy and planning. Unsuccessful, inefficient and unsustainable transport can result from a lack of consideration of gender issues. Moreover, transport is often seen as gender neutral — a road or bus system is expected to affect everyone equally. However, urban transport systems are dynamic and are influenced by society, and differences within society must be taken into account.

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              Report - Why Transport Matters

              Report - Why Transport Matters

              In the years since the Millennium Declaration was signed, the results for achieving the Millennium Development Goals have not been satisfactory. This report highlights the importance of transport in providing the precondition for the implementation of an effective multi-sector approach for the MDGs. It also discusses challenges that the transport sector faces.

              First edition: 2005.

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              SUTP Technical Document #2 - Social Change and Urban Transport

              SUTP Technical Document #2 - Social Change and Urban Transport

              Despite the growing awareness of the need of sustainability in transport planning, there have been few projects and initiatives investigating and working upon social aspects of transport, the third of the main pillars of sustainability. This document describes the many complexities of the social dimension of transport that should be taken into account when analysing existing policies and developing new ones. It provides a description of the main issues to be tackled, the main stakeholders in the local and international/multilateral levels, and indication as to how social impact assessment can help to deliver uniform benefits. 

              First edition: 2009.

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              SUTP Technical Document # 7 - Sustainable Transport Evaluation

              SUTP Technical Document # 7 - Sustainable Transport Evaluation

              The study outlines options for choosing appropriate indicators and evaluation schemes for sustainable transport. It also summarizes the benefits of an evaluation scheme not only for national and local governments, but also for donors and the scientific community.

              First edition: 2011.

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              SUTP Training Document: Public awareness and behaviour change

              SUTP Training Document: Public awareness and behaviour change

              This document focuses on the importance of awareness and the necessary tools to initiate a change in the behaviour of the stakeholders for a sustainable transport system. Further, the document explains the various surveying methods for proper data collection. These tools will help planners and professionals in charge of communication of transport projects to diffuse information regarding new transport projects or initiatives to change travel behaviour of citizens. 

              First edition: 2006.

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              A Status Report on the Contribution of Sustainable Transport to the Implementation of Rio+20

              A Status Report on the Contribution of Sustainable Transport to the Implementation of Rio+20

              This report assesses the implementation of the voluntary commitments entered into at Rio+20. In reaching those commitments, it is particularly important to create transformative change through the Avoid-Shift-Improve approach in order to provide improved and inclusive access to transport services and infrastructure as well as improving the economic, social and environmental sustainability of transport.

              First edition: 2013.

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              Fact Sheet - Challenges of informal motorcycle transport in Liberia

              Fact Sheet - Challenges of informal motorcycle transport in Liberia

              An insight into the challenges of informal motorcycle transport in Liberia and recommendations for increasing the overall safety. Published in 2012.

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              How to plan and develop a pedestrian and cycling network

              How to plan and develop a pedestrian and cycling network

              Non-motorized transport (NMT) development is a crucial basis for every urban transport system - especially in emerging environments. This document presents a simple, flexible and replicable approach to effectively develop a basic NMT network, which enables short-term achieve­ment despite respective constraints.

              Published in 2016.

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