• Walking
  • Cycling

Training Materials | Introduction to walkable and cyclable cities

Aguilar Réka

Website Manager


This training's main objective is to introduce walkable and cyclable cities

  • Developed by: Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
  • Level of Expertise: Fundamental
  • Language: English
  • Keywords: Cycling, Walking
  • Time (minimum): 1h30'


This training set builds a case for how active transport is healthy, free of emissions and pollution, and a great asset for future sustainable urban mobility systems. It must therefore play a much more central role in mobility planning, policies, and investments. For many cities, however, walking and cycling are not planned for, prioritised, or even considered a severe form of transport, despite high mode shares. Similarly, the training set explains why cities should invest in walking and cycling, discuss the existing conditions that affect walking and cycling, the barriers and challenges faced by pedestrians and cyclists, and then the requirements to create good walkable and cyclable cities. Finally, the training set includes several case studies to illustrate how cities have improved walking and cycling for their residents.

Training Objectives

  • Communicate the benefits of active modes of transport for urban mobility
  • Identify core concepts, approaches, and tools for increasing active transport
  • Learn from practices and processes showcased during the session about barriers and potential solutions for active mobility

Indicative agenda

  1. Why walking and cycling? What are the barriers and challenges?
  2. Solutions for good walking and cycling environments
  3. Case studies: Kisumu (Kenya) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

If you are interested in accessing this training material, please get in contact with the MobiliseYourCity Secretariat for any level of support: contact@mobiliseyourcity.net


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