Brazil trio splits urban mobility gong

26 January 2015

Three Brazilian cities have shared the 2015 Sustainable Transport Award. Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo were joint winners of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy's prize, which recognises vision and innovation in urban mobility.

Belo Horizonte was lauded for its pedestrianised city centre 23km MOVE BRT system and 27km of protected bike paths, Rio for increasing universal access to urban spaces and prioritising socially inclusive transport modes and São Paulo for its extensive new bus and bike lanes and "precedent-setting" parking reforms.

Other 2015 finalists included Bhopal, Gurgaon and Surat (India); Brasília (Brazil); Cape Town (South Africa); Helsinki, (Finland); Iloili City, (Philippines); Milan, (Italy); and Toluca, (Mexico).

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