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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.

Quito: A Cycling Success Story

December 14, 2022

Quito: A Cycling Success Story

The Global Designing Cities Initiative is committed to reimagining streets as places for people, shaping cities that are healthy, accessible, and equitable for everyone. We also recognize cycling as a safe, efficient, and sustainable mode of transportation. Despite the lack of safe cycling infrastructure that hinders many would-be cyclists around the world from relying on their bikes, there are a number of cities that have made significant progress in recent years. Committed to making its streets more cycle-friendly, Quito, Ecuador, has implemented large-scale, successful cycling infrastructure projects that make it a cycling success story.

Featured Street Shaper – Fall 2021

October 13, 2021

Featured Street Shaper – Fall 2021

Daniela Gómez is a political scientist from the National University of Colombia. At Despacio, she leads initiatives to empower and train young people on issues of road safety.

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.

Building Trust: Interim Interventions as a Tool for Community Participation

February 5, 2020

Building Trust: Interim Interventions as a Tool for Community Participation

In December 2019, the GDCI team supported the city in implementing the first interim street transformation under the Caminhos da Escola (Paths to School) program, which aims to improve road safety for all road users in areas around schools through better street design.