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San Francisco wins Sustainable Transport Award for SFpark, Pavement to Parks

San Francisco has received the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award from the Institute for Transportation and Developmental Policy, for the City’s innovative parking management system and cycling and public space improvements. SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin accepted the award during the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting in Washington D.C.

San Francisco was recognized for “capturing imaginations locally and around the world” for the SFpark project, the Pavement to Parks program that turns unused street spaces into public plazas and parks, and other transportation projects.

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The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) works with cities worldwide to bring about transport solutions that cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduce poverty and improve the quality of urban life.

Every year the Steering Committee selects a city from around the world that has made profound advancements in sustainable transportation innovations. Both San Francisco and Medellín were selected based on four criteria: increasing mobility for residents, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from transportation, improving safety, and increasing access for cyclists and pedestrians.