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projectManual of Projects and Programs for Encouraging Cycling in Communities

Alta Planning + Design worked with EMBARQ Brasil to develop the “Manual of Projects and Programs for Encouraging Cycling in Communities,” a manual that gathers best practices in the field of urban mobility and sustainable transport and brings together these case studies into lessons learned to create a technical guide for future urban cycling projects.

Alta led a 3-day workshop hosted by EMBARQ Brasil in partnership with the Brazilian Institute of Architects and the Municipal Secretariat of Housing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The workshop was attended by 40 architectural firms that were selected to prepare plans for a citywide favela upgrading program called Morar Carioca that aims to upgrade all of the slums of Rio de Janeiro by 2020. The workshop focused on transport and accessibility with the object to inject concepts and practices of sustainable transport into the designs of the program.  Alta gave a presentation on sustainable streets concepts and best practices, focusing on the context of the projects that were located in predominantly hilly areas with very narrow roads.

Client: EMBARQ Brasil
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 2011-2014