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February 14, 2024

Clean Air Project Launched in Accra

With the support of the Clean Air Fund, GDCI will help reduce harmful PM2.5 air pollution, focusing on one of the most at risk groups, children.

Clean Air Project Launched in Accra
Fortaleza Connects the Street to the Sea for MOBILIZE

July 17, 2019

Fortaleza Connects the Street to the Sea for MOBILIZE

In June, our team attended the MOBILIZE Summit and facilitated a tactical urbanism workshop. Attendees helped transform an intersection, contributing to a larger low-speed zone project in the neighborhood of Praia de Iracema. Using low-cost materials, the redesign includes curb extensions that are proven solutions to reduce speeds for cars and increase safety for all road users while enhancing the public space.

Bringing the Mountains Back to Antonio José de Sucre

May 13, 2019

Bringing the Mountains Back to Antonio José de Sucre

In early March, GDCI and the Mobility Department of Bogotá, Colombia, through the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), implemented a pop-up plaza in the Antonio José de Sucre neighborhood of Usme district.

Participation is Power: Outer boroughs in São Paulo compete to transform their streets

April 25, 2019

Participation is Power: Outer boroughs in São Paulo compete to transform their streets

The newly launched Proposta de Transformação de Espaço Público project seeks to rethink the city on the scale of the neighborhoods, prioritizing the safe movement of people rather than cars and giving greater attention to the design of the street and other public spaces.

Fortaleza Cares: Prioritizing Safer Access to Albert Sabin Children’s Hospital

October 24, 2018

Fortaleza Cares: Prioritizing Safer Access to Albert Sabin Children’s Hospital

In late 2017, the GDCI team partnered with city officials, the Albert Sabin Children’s Hospital, the World Resources Institute (WRI), and Vital Strategies, through the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), to transform the safety of the streets surrounding the hospital. This area, in Fortaleza, Brazil, is now equipped with safe pedestrian infrastructure that has reduced the number of people walking on the roadbed by 86%, and greatly improved accessibility to the hospital.

The Power of Paint: Bringing Life to the Streets of Dragão do Mar

September 20, 2018

The Power of Paint: Bringing Life to the Streets of Dragão do Mar

The City of Fortaleza, Brazil, launched a new Cidade da Gente (City of People) project in Dragão do Mar in August 2018. City contractors and local volunteers applied bright colors and bold patterns to the 5,000 square meter site over three days, and used 1,000 liters of paint to improve the streets’ geometry. The redesign makes streets safer and brings revived life and energy to the neighborhood. 

Bogotá launches its community-led Plazoleta Program

July 16, 2018

Bogotá launches its community-led Plazoleta Program

Bogotá recently took another step towards creating safer, sustainable, and more inclusive streets by officially launching the Plazoleta Program which aims to create pedestrian plazas by reclaiming underutilized spaces all over the city.

Making Mumbai Streets Safer and Cooler

May 31, 2018

Making Mumbai Streets Safer and Cooler

As we approach the 2018 Road Safety Week in Mumbai, India, we decided to revisit GDCI's collaboration with MCGM and MTP from last year, where a week-long trial and Mithchowki in Malad, was conducted to reclaim ~1650 sq.m of underutilized roadbed on the street for pedestrians and support a space that is more legible for all users.

People, Participation, and Pop-ups: Lessons in Tactical Urbanism in São Paulo, Brazil

January 26, 2018

People, Participation, and Pop-ups: Lessons in Tactical Urbanism in São Paulo, Brazil

Interim interventions can bring people together to reimagine their streets. When done right, tactical urbanism is a powerful tool to show what’s possible and test design strategies to make streets safer for everyone. That’s exactly what the City of São Paulo and partner organizations accomplished in the neighborhood zone of Santana.

Cidade da Gente: Fortaleza redesenhando ruas para as pessoas

December 14, 2017

Cidade da Gente: Fortaleza redesenhando ruas para as pessoas

Quando técnicos da Prefeitura de Fortaleza apresentaram pela primeira vez a proposta de implantação de uma Área de Trânsito Calmo no bairro de Cidade 2000, os moradores receberam a ideia com cautela.

Addis Ababa Launches Safe Intersections Program

December 1, 2017

Addis Ababa Launches Safe Intersections Program

City officials have launched a number of initiatives to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities by half by 2023. One such initiative is the recently launched Safe Intersections Program (SIP) which will transform ten intersections per year over the next three years, making them safer and more efficient.