As published in a press release by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy:
What are the ten principles of sustainable transport?
- Walk the walk: Create great pedestrian environments.
- Powered by people: Create a great environment for bicycles and other non-motorized vehicles.
- Get on the bus: Provide great, cost-effective public transport.
- Cruise control: Provide access for clean passenger vehicles at safe speeds and in significantly reduced numbers.
- Deliver the goods: Service the city in the cleanest and safest manner.
- Mix it up: Mix people and activities, buildings and spaces.
- Fill it in: Build dense, people and transit oriented urban districts that are desirable.
- Get real: Preserve and enhance the local, natural, cultural, social and historical assets.
- Connect the blocks: Make walking trips more direct, interesting and productive with small-size, permeable buildings and blocks.
- Make it last: Build for the long term. Sustainable cities bridge generations. They are memorable, malleable, built from quality materials, and well maintained.