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November 20, 2023

World Children’s Day: Celebrating Streets For Kids

See how our Streets for Kids projects are helping more kids and young people get to school and play safely, while also creating comfortable, healthy, and enjoyable spaces for their caregivers and the wider community.

World Children’s Day: Celebrating Streets For Kids
Transforming a Crash Hotspot into a Pedestrian Haven in Quito

May 20, 2021

Transforming a Crash Hotspot into a Pedestrian Haven in Quito

In 2020, as a part of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) program, GDCI began working with the city of Quito, Ecuador with the ambition of improving road safety, reducing injuries and deaths on the roads

Calçada Viva: Recuperando espaço para pedestres no Centro de Fortaleza

March 10, 2020

Calçada Viva: Recuperando espaço para pedestres no Centro de Fortaleza

A cidade de Fortaleza deu um novo passo para se tornar mais segura e caminhável. A intervenção realizada na Rua Barão do Rio Branco, uma das mais movimentadas da área central da cidade, integra o programa Calçada Viva e faz parte de uma estratégia abrangente de promoção da segurança viária liderada pelo governo municipal.

Measure What Matters: Reclaiming Space for Pedestrians in Downtown Fortaleza

December 10, 2019

Measure What Matters: Reclaiming Space for Pedestrians in Downtown Fortaleza

Within an ambitious city-wide vision to promote road safety and sustainable mobility, the City of Fortaleza, Brazil, took another major step towards making its streets safer and more walkable—this time, in the heart of the city’s commercial center.

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.

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. 

Time for action is NOW: 5 hours to Safer Streets in Sao Paulo

December 20, 2016

Time for action is NOW: 5 hours to Safer Streets in Sao Paulo

'It is not a question of engineering or funding but a strong will to make our streets safe that matters!' Sao Miguel, an eastern district of Sao Paulo attested to this statement by transforming an intersection that only served cars to a safe place for people in 5 hours.

GDCI in Sao Paulo, Brazil

April 8, 2016

GDCI in Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI) is pleased to announce that it has selected Sao Paulo as one of its three cities for technical assistance under the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety

GDCI in Bogota, Colombia

April 8, 2016

GDCI in Bogota, Colombia

We are thrilled to announce that the city of Bogotá has been selected as one of the three cities in which the Global Designing Cities Initiative will provide technical assistance this year.