Brazil Urban Mobility Roundtable
Join us for a look at the urban-mobility changes under way in Brazil's big cities. São Paulo has doubled its rail-transit ridership, built one of the world's biggest dedicated bus-lane networks, and taken several points of trip share from cars, in a city with four million of them. Rio has built Bus Rapid Transit corridors, subway extensions, and light rail to connect a city interrupted by mountains, lagoons, bays, and beaches. Rio just announced plans to expand its bike-lane network to 1,000 km.
All over the country there is a rethinking of the role of cars and bikes, how to mobilize capital for transit projects, and what obstacles there are to the lightest of mobility modes, walking. The lessons in Brazil are important across developing countries, as cities start to mature and fill in urban systems that couldn't keep up with the hyper-growth of the last century.
March 28, 2 PM US Eastern Time, 3 PM Brasilia Time