Financing Sustainable Urban Transport

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This report provides detailed information on available options for financing urban transport. It presents different financing instruments and ways in which they can be best used, and how to optimally combine them.


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This tool is included in the Transportation Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership.

When to Use This Tool

While building a low emission strategy for your country's transportation system, this tool is most useful during these key phases of the process:







Learn more about the key actions you need to take to build a successful LEDS.


How to Use This Tool

This tool is most helpful when using these strategies:

  • Avoid - Cut the need for travel
  • Shift - Change to low-carbon modes
  • Improve - Enhance infrastructure & policies

Learn more about the avoid, shift, improve framework for limiting air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.






The first set of modules focus on the institutional and policy set-ups necessary for a successful sustainable transport agenda in a city. The great importance of political will and the considerable input needed from the local and national governments when developing such policies, is a key issue. Modules on this topic present case studies of successful stories in terms of their overall implementation and details on specific institutional arrangements which have made sustainable policies possible. They also provide a clear perspective on the institutions generally involved in developing sustainable transport policies.

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