Fortaleza, Brazil Wins the 2019 STA!

Fortaleza has been implementing good practices on their streets since 2014, including complete streets and increasing road safety by prioritizing public transport, cycling, and walking. In 2018, Fortaleza reached a goal of 108 km of dedicated bus lanes, which include refurbished bus terminals and a fare-integrated transport system. In addition, they have delivered a whopping 225 km of cycling infrastructure, and integrated bike share systems with public transport.

Bucheon City, South Korea will receive the honorable mention for their creation of an extensive new network of cycling and walking paths, including transforming areas around three metro stations into community and cultural public spaces.

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  • 2018 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • 2017 Santiago, Chile
  • 2016 Yichang, China

About the Sustainable Transport Award

Each year, ITDP and the Sustainable Transport Award Committee select a city that has implemented innovative sustainable transportation projects in the preceding year. These strategies improve mobility for all residents, reduce transportation greenhouse and air pollution emissions, and improve safety and access for cyclists and pedestrians. The winning city and honorable mentions are honored at a ceremony in Washington, DC in January. The winning city hosts MOBILIZE later on that year.  This year, MOBILIZE will be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

2019 STA Nominations are Now Closed

You can view the 2019 nominees here and past STA winners by clicking the button below.

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