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November 4, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions about BICI

We want to help your city submit a strong application to BICI. In early November, we held informational webinars where we answered questions about the program and how to apply. Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about BICI can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions about BICI
My Way to School: Making kids’ journeys to school in Santiago, Chile, safer and more enjoyable

January 23, 2023

My Way to School: Making kids’ journeys to school in Santiago, Chile, safer and more enjoyable

In 2019, the GDCI team selected the capital city of Santiago, Chile, as a Streets for Kids Technical Assistance project. Together with Ciudad Emergente, a Chilean nonprofit, we selected Enrique Soro street as the project site. The project’s main objectives were to establish safe intersections, extend sidewalks, and reduce speeds.

Sixty leaders, twenty cities, one focus: How to make better streets for kids

December 1, 2022

Sixty leaders, twenty cities, one focus: How to make better streets for kids

GDCI’s first-ever Streets for Kids Leadership Accelerator welcomed 60 professionals from 20 cities around the world, all working at the intersection of children’s wellbeing and transportation. This competitively selected group came together for twelve online sessions over a six months period for an intensive course in street design best practices. Perhaps most importantly, this was a unique opportunity for them to share ideas, questions, and strategies with each other. Here’s a look back at what went into this program.

Press Release: Four Global Cities to Receive In-Depth Training and Resources for Building Child-Friendly Streets

November 20, 2019

Press Release: Four Global Cities to Receive In-Depth Training and Resources for Building Child-Friendly Streets

The Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI), announced that four cities—Fortaleza, Brazil; Kigali, Rwanda; Santiago, Chile; and Tirana, Albania—have been selected for in-depth technical assistance and training, along with supplemental funding to develop child-friendly streets as part of GDCI’s Streets for Kids program.