Buenos Aires Wins 2014 Sustainable Transportation Award

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The City of Buenos Aires has taken some giant steps forward in becoming a more sustainable city over the past five years.

From the introduction of the first Metrobus line to the launch of the EcoBici program, BA is definitely a a more commuter and pedestrian-friendly metro these days….not any easy task for one of the World’s Top 5 MegaCities.

Now all of that hard work has been rewarded in the form of the 2014 Sustainable Transport Award from the NYC-based Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP).

Buenos Aires was a finalist for the ninth annual STA along with Lanzhou (China), Suwon (South Korea) and Indore (India). As a winner, BA joins the ranks of sustainable cities like New York, San Francisco, Medellin, Guangzhou and Mexico City.

At yesterdays’ award ceremony in Washington, ITDP CEO Walter Hook commended the City of Buenos Aires for “taking the world’s widest avenue and transforming it into a rapid bus corridor reducing travel times in half for 200,000 commuters a day.” He also applauded the city’s Pedestrian Priority program which is reducing traffic, congestion and pollution in downtown Buenos Aires. (Full Story in Spanish)

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