Welcome to the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
GIZ will hold a joint workshop with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and International Road Transport Union (IRU) on Bus Improvement and Bus Rapid Transit in Istanbul, Turkey. The training will be supported by Embarq-Turkey. With more than 13million inhabitants, Istanbul is one of the biggest cities in the world. Meeting the increasing mobility demand of their citizens, Istanbul implemented in 2007 a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line called Metrobüs. Since then, it has been expended several times. Currently, Metrobüs carries around 800,000 passengers per day on its 52 km long routes with 45 stations. It is the only intercontinental BRT system in the world.
Many cities in the region are facing considerable mobility challenges. Often, municipal urban transport systems are not meeting the requirements in terms of capacity, quality and reliability and are under immense pressure from informal operators. Further, the integration of various public transport modes and especially their integration with walking and cycling are not meeting the expectations of the public.
The regional training on “Bus Improvement and Bus Rapid Transit” is jointly organized by the German International Cooperation (GIZ) and Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) in cooperation with International Road Transport Union (IRU). The training will be hold in Istanbul, Turkey from the 24th to the 26th of April in 2014 at the same time as the international “Bus World Turkey Exhibition”.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), together with ICLEI-EcoMobility and Despacio will held a training course titled “Urban Development and Urban Transport” on 06 April 2014 during the World Urban Forum 7, which will be held in Medellin, Colombia.
The training course will focus on the necessity of having an efficient urban transport system in place for an effective urban development. Topics such as integrated mobility, active transport and transit-oriented development will be discussed. In addition to lectures, participants will actively involve in exercises to implement what has been presented.
All the participants will receive a certificate of participation from GIZ and all the course material will be given to participants at the end of the course on digital media.