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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.

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.

Introducing the Advisory Committee for the Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI) Program

November 7, 2022

Introducing the Advisory Committee for the Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI) Program

The Global Designing Cities Initiative announced the Advisory Committee for the Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI) Program. The BICI Advisory Committee members bring decades of experience working in transportation and urban design in cities around the world. Together they provide diverse backgrounds in sustainable mobility and urban development, and collectively they will advise the city selection process, including reviewing and providing feedback on BICI’s application finalists.

Watch the recorded BICI webinars

November 4, 2022

Watch the recorded BICI webinars

On November 1, 2, and 3 we hosted three webinars about the Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI). These sessions provided an overview of the program, who’s eligible, the application process, and gave city leaders an opportunity to ask questions.

Frequently Asked Questions about BICI

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.

Connect with the GDCI team at NACTO’s Designing Cities 2022

September 1, 2022

Connect with the GDCI team at NACTO’s Designing Cities 2022

NACTO’s 2022 Designing Cities conference will come together in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, Massachusetts, next week and the Global Designing Cities Initiative team is excited to be presenting three sessions throughout the event.

Piazze Aperte: Come Milano ha restituito le sue piazze ai suoi abitanti

May 24, 2022

Piazze Aperte: Come Milano ha restituito le sue piazze ai suoi abitanti

A maggio 2022,  il Comune di Milano ha implementato 38 interventi di urbanistica tattica e continua a progettarne di nuovi, con un residente milanese su due a 15 minuti (800 metri) da una delle Piazze tattiche.

Piazze Aperte: How Milan Gave its Piazze Back to the People

May 24, 2022

Piazze Aperte: How Milan Gave its Piazze Back to the People

As of May 2022, the Municipality of Milan has now implemented almost 40 tactical interventions and continues to plan new ones—with one in two Milanese residents now living within 15 minutes (800 meters) of the Piazze.

New GDCI Handbooks Available for Download

May 17, 2022

New GDCI Handbooks Available for Download

GDCI releases two new handbooks: "How to Implement Street Transformations" and "How to Evaluate Street Transformations."