Transportation Assessment Toolkit/Training

From Open Energy Information

The LEDS GP Transportation Sector Work Stream will begin using this webpage as a forum for providing technical training resources in the form of webinars, e-learning, live/recorded presentation videos, presentation files and other knowledge exchange formats relevant to low emissions development in the transport sector. For now, we have provided links to relevant online training/learning sites. Please feel free to submit additional relevant links here.

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles

U.S. Clean Cities TV
Clean Cities TV is the educational media channel of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Cities program. Clean Cities advances the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum consumption in transportation.

Car Sharing

Robin Chase on Zipcar and her next big idea
Robin Chase founded Zipcar, the world’s biggest car-sharing business. With Zipcar, she introduced car-crazy America to the concept of non-ownership. Now she's flipping that model with Buzzcar, which lets you rent your own auto to your neighbors.

Clean Transport Policies

The Clean Energy Solution Center's Policy Training Resources for Clean Transportation
This page lists policy training resources—including webinars, videos, and other training materials—in the area of clean transportation.

How Vehicle Standards and Fuel Fees Can Cut CO2 Emissions and Boost the Economy
This presentation discusses two policies that have proved most effective at significantly reducing emissions from road transportation: vehicle performance standards and economic signals such as fuel and vehicle fees and incentives.

Non-Motorized Transport

Ciclovia - Bogota, Colombia
Nearly 1.8 million Colombians are using the Ciclovia to de-stress, get healthy, and connect personally with their fellow citizens. Young or old, rich or poor, pedestrian or cyclist - every Sunday they spend the entire day - from 5 AM until 5 PM - riding bicycles around the city courtesy of the Ciclovia, a weekly event in which over 70 miles of city streets are closed to traffic where residents come out to walk, bike, run, skate, recreate, picnic, and talk with family, neighbors & strangers.

From the Netherlands to America: Translating the World’s Best Bikeway Designs
The Netherlands is widely recognized for having the highest cycling rates in the world. This video follows a group of city leaders from Chicago, Washington, DC and Miami on a study tour of the Netherlands, through the Bikes Belong Foundation's Bicycling Design Best Practices Program.

Public Mass Transit

Bus Rapid Transit - Curitiba, Brazil
Curitiba, Brazil is the birthplace of bus rapid transit, the high-capacity urban public transportation system developed under the leadership of former city mayor Jaime Lerner. The ensuing transit-oriented development (TOD) underscored the importance of organizing urban areas around transport corridors and led Curitiba to be hallmarked as the most successful example of TOD.

Urban Transport Development

Shaping the Future of Urban Transport
Mayor Bloomberg and World Bank President Kim discuss sustainable urban transport.

LTA Singapore: A People-centred Land Transport System
The Singapore Land Transport Masterplan strives to make Singapore a great city to live, work and play in. It is a plan to build and develop a more people-centred transport system that is technologically intelligent, yet engagingly human.

Transit-oriented Development
As populations of cities around the world continue to grow, how can they be more effectively built to serve the needs of communities and be more energy efficient? In this interview, Professor Robert Cervero explains how transit-oriented developments (TODs) centralise people's day-to-day retail and amenity needs around transit stops.

Historic District, Mexico City
While grappling with rapid population growth and increasing car ownership, Mexico City's Historic District finds ways to improve people's lives with sustainable urban development projects, including creating car-free streets and a "green wall" to recover public space.