• Case study

    Percy Street

    December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

    The 800 block of South Percy Street in South Philadelphia showcases the city's first porous green street. The street required excavation for a new sewer, which provided the opportunity to replace the street surface with porous asphalt. Philadelphia streets needing similar reconstruction in the future will be considered for porous application.

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    Rio Bus Rapid Transit

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    The City of Rio de Janeiro, with its large territorial reach and population of over 6 million people, has faced significant traffic and transportation challenges and is in the process of constructing four BRT lines to improve mobility for its citizens and in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games.

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    Integrating Transport Modes for Sustainability

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    The City of Rio de Janeiro has identified the need for efficient intermodal stations and has included plans to implement several stations in critical areas of the City. In light of the upcoming global events of FIFA 2014 and the 2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro is planning to implement a comprehensive network of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors, which will serve close to 2 million people per day.

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    "Bike Rio" System

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    Since 2011, the "Bike Rio" project has installed an integrated system of over 60 bicycle stations in 14 major neighborhoods (over 600 bicycles) for use in Rio de Janeiro. This project complements the City's effort to provide bicycle lanes and alternative transportation options-the municipal government is in the process of doubling the cycle path system to over 300 km2.

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    Managing Parking for Mobility

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    Congestion and prolonged commute times have become a negative reality of large cities. The City of Niterói, located in the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro, has begun to acknowledge that while the issue is politically sensitive, the common interest is better served by managing parking supply. The City has been prioritizing efficient public transportation, creating bus-only corridors, and removing unnecessary on-street parking spaces to enhance mobility for its citizens.

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