San Francisco and Medellin Win 2012 Sustainable Transport Award


Photograph by The San Francisco Municipal TransportationAgency (SFMTA)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24, 2012) – San Francisco, USA, and Medellin, Colombia, were selected as the 8th annual Sustainable Transport Award winners today during the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board. The slate of nominees included Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Medellin, Colombia; and San Francisco, USA. The winners were selected based on four characteristics: increasing mobility for residents, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from transportation, improving safety, and increasing access for cyclists and pedestrians. Additionally, each city is a leader in using social media and online technologies to reach out to local residents, providing more informative and convenient services.



Medellin, Colombia was honored for its pioneering use of cable cars as a transit alternative in its low-income hilly settlements. San Francisco shared the sustainable transport award for its innovations in parking.

Photograph by Kike Calvo, National Geographic


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