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Almaty recently held its first open streets festival, allowing cyclists, dancers and athletes to take to the streets free of cars. (Photo: UNDP-GEF CAST)
How Grassroots Organizing Is Building a Bike Culture in Almaty
In Central Asia, cities have traditionally had parks and tree-lined streets to provide shade and attract pedestrians. Recently, however, pedestrian space has been sacrificed for more roads to accommodate the increase in private vehicles. Further, with cities prioritizing cars more ...
Almaty's new BRT system will be the first of its kind in the region, bringing sustainable transport to thousands of residents. Photo by FixerKZ/Wikipedia.
New BRT Plans for Kazakhstan
Since its introduction over 40 years ago, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems have been adopted in over 190 cities. Across the world, BRTs have brought a level of reliability, efficiency, and safety to bus networks at a fraction of the ...