BicyclesNews | Resources | Projects |
Entries invited for Colin Relf Young Voices Award
September 2, 2010
Young people from developing countries are encouraged to enter the 2010 Colin Relf Award - Exploring new thinking in rural transport.
Sri Lanka NFG (LFRTD) organises an advocacy workshop on
July 7, 2009
Recommendations made on disbalility sensitive infrastructures and transport services to be mainstreamed in to national transport polcies of Sri Lanka
Re~Cycle Ships 30,000th Bike!
July 7, 2009
Re~Cycle ease the transport burden of women, children, outreach workers, farm workers and commuters in Africa by collecting and shipping second-hand bicycles
IFRTD's Colin Relf Young Voices Award - Second Round Winners Announced
June 12, 2009
IFRTD is delighted to announce the winners of the second round of the Colin Relf Young Voices Award, in which young people from developing countries expressed their ideas and opinions on the role of rural transport in sustainable agricultural development.
IFRTD Makes Submission to the UK's DFID White Paper Consultation
June 4, 2009
IFRTD has made a comprehensive submission to the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) White Paper consultation process, highlighting the critical role that rural transport plays in socio-economic development and economic growth.
South African Bike Factory in New Phase
May 19, 2009
The Shova Kalula project to provide a bike for everyone in South Africa has entered a new phase with an ‘expression of interest’ being issued for a manufacturing plant to help produce 1,000,000 bikes.
500 Bikes for Peace in Northern Uganda
April 29, 2009
UNDP has launched its ‘peace bikes’ campaign which aims to support and broaden women’ s contributions to the peace process and combat sexual and gender-based violence
Ghanaian Health workers warned to stay in rural areas
March 4, 2009
The Northern Regional Minister in Ghana has warns that commuting is taking a negative toll on the output of health personnel working in rural villages.
Boom Time for Indian Bike Industry
January 7, 2009
1.5 million school children entitled to a bicycle under the Government's Child Education Development Schemes
The State of Rural Transport and Development - An International Workshop
November 19, 2008
From 22-24 October 2008, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzanian and international rural transport and development specialists gathered to review the current state of rural transport knowledge and practice. Are we facing the same challenges that existed 20 years ago,
Announcing a 3 day international rural transport workshop
October 6, 2008
IFRTD, the ILO, and TFG announce an international workshop on the state of rural transport and development. The workshop will be held in Dar es Salaam from 22-24 October 2008.
The Power of Two Wheels
October 1, 2008
UNAIDS reports on how bicycles are enabling volunteer home-based care providers to reach people living with HIV, and how it is helping to change how the service is perceived
Using bicycles and motorbikes to spread the HIV message in Uganda
June 7, 2008
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance has been handing out bicycles, motorcycles and cheques in ceremonies across Uganda as part of an initiative to improve the uptake of HIV services in the country.
Intermediate Means of Transport Engineer needed for Lesotho Access and Mobility Study
May 12, 2008
An IMT Engineer is needed to join an 8 person multi-disciplinary team in March 2008 conducting a study into basic access and mobility standards and needs in Lesotho.
Improved transport infrastructure in Malawi is key to rural development
April 11, 2008
The need for improved transport infrastructure in Malawi recentlyfeatured in the opinion pages of the Daily Times online newspaper.
Micro Credit Programme Addresses Rural Women's Transport Burden
April 8, 2008
A bicycle micro credit programme aims to empower women to reduce their transport burden in Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, and Burkina Faso.
Social Roads - a new perspective for transport safety
March 5, 2008
A new publication from Benin explores the interaction between social and commercial activities and safety issues relating to transport infrastructure and services.
Culture puts the brake on women's mobility
December 24, 2007
for many women in South Africa, culture and tradition make it difficult to take advantage of the increased mobility and access to social and economic opportunities offered by bicycles.
IFRTD participated in the 14th Road Safety Conference
November 28, 2007
The 14th International Conference on Road Safety on 4 Continents (RS4C) welcomed a brilliant and remarkable participation from IFRTD.
Introducing rural transport in the university curricular
November 24, 2007
The University of Dschang in West Cameroon has agreed to introduce rural transport issues in its curricular.
Bike Ambulance Project Launched in Namibia
November 5, 2007
Design For Development will enable the manufacture and delivery of more than 60 bike ambulances to communities in Namibia over the next year.
PNG Network for Rural Transport and Development new newsletters online
October 26, 2007
PNG Network for Rural Transport and Development newsletters online
Cambodia National Community of Transport Practitioners (CNCTP) drafts their Strategy for 2007-2010
October 4, 2007
Cambodian National Community of Transport Practioners (CNCTP) is in the process of drafting their strategy to assist addressing the issues of the rural transport sector in the country.
The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA)
September 7, 2007
A partnership between bilateral donors, multilateral agencies and African institutions, the ICA makes its members more effective at supporting infrastructure by pooling efforts in selected key areas.
Bridging the language divide: sharing the experiences of French-speaking Africa
August 18, 2007
In an effort to ensure that transport practitioners in French-speaking Africa can also share experiences IFRTD –with the support of gTKP- has set up a French electronic discussion group called IFRTD Transport Rural.
Cycling for better health: Uvumbuzi Bikathon in Kenya
August 17, 2007
A young network called Uvumbuzi (Swahili for Discovery) is organising a bikathon in Kenya on July 7,2007
UWABA seek support for Cycling Information Centre in Dar es Salaam
August 11, 2007
UWABA a grassroots campaign group for better cycling conditions in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania are seeking financial support for an information centre on cycling issues.
At the Crossroads: Which Way Now for the World Bank’s Transport strategy?
August 11, 2007
The Bretton Woods Project recently published a brief by Public World Director Brendan Martin likening the World Bank’s new transport strategy to a British train ‘running late with no public announcement as to the delay’.
Announcing an International Symposium on Mobility and Health - October 2007
August 8, 2007
The Mobility and Health international networked research programme will culminate with an International Symposium at the Global Forum for Health in Beijing, China.
New French Email Discussion Group for IFRTD Members
August 7, 2007
Established by the IFRTD Secretariat in West and Central Africa, this new email discussion group will provide a forum for French speakers to exchange ideas, experiences and resources on rural transport and development issues.
French Virtual Forum Announced.
August 7, 2007
IFRTD members in Central and Western Africa and other francaphone nations are invited to share in a series of discussions on rural transport services throughout July 2007.
SEACAP Programme Update: Updating Cambodia's Rural Roads Policy
August 6, 2007
An update on the ongoing SEACAP funded process to update Cambodia's Rural Roads Policy.
New Rural Transport Blog
June 30, 2007
An opportunity to become a guest blogger for the gTKP rural transport blog.
UWABA seek advice on cycle-friendly road planning
April 19, 2007
The Dar Es Salaam Cycling Community (UWABA) are seeking advice from engineers and planners with experience of cycle friendly road planning.
Gender Focus for the Village Bicycle Project in Ghana
April 19, 2007
Ghana's Village Bicycle Project's 2006 review is now online introducing new women's programmes that are training women as bicycle repair instructors.
The IFRTD Opinions Fair is now open!
March 30, 2007
See your opinions published online and win prizes with IFRTD’s new monthly writing competition
New publication on NMTs in Benin now online
January 18, 2007
A new chapter in the Global Transport Series has been published. Benin, non-motorised transport by Placide Badji is available online for free download.
Children, Mobility and Transport in Sub-Saharan Africa
November 3, 2006
An inception workshop was held for in Malawi for this innovative new research programme on children, mobility and transport in Sub-Saharan Africa
Simposio Internacional sobre Transporte y Desarrollo Rurales
October 31, 2006
El Instituto Mexicano del Transporte (IMT) en coordinación con el IFRTD llevó a cabo en sus instalaciones el Simposio Internacional sobre Transporte y Desarrollo Rurales, los días 7 y 8 de septiembre de 2006.
2o Simposio Colombiano de Transporte Rural
October 31, 2006
Del 30 de agosto al 1 de Septiembre del 2006 se realizó, en Popayán el 2o. Simposio Colombiano de Transporte Rural, con la presencia de más de 180 personas
II Simposio Colombiano de Transporte Rural
October 18, 2006
Popayán, Colombia, 1 y 2 de junio Invitación a inscribir ponencias hasta el 30 de abril.
Securite et Transport Rurale -Appel à candidature
October 18, 2006
IFRTD fait appel a 4 petits cas d’etudes en Afrique, en Asie et en Amerique Latine
Rural Transport Safety Studies- call for participation
September 20, 2006
IFRTD is commissioning 4 small case studies in Asia, Latin America and Africa
The Makete Approach: From Pilot Project to Policy Impact and Institutionalisation
September 3, 2006
A new research study is launched to assess the impact of the Makete Integrated Rural Transport Project 20 years after its inception
Course on Non-motorised transport
June 22, 2006
Planning, design, construction, and evaluation of spaces for pedestrians, bicyclists, and animal-drawn transport. Course at the University of Pretoria from 21-23 of August 2006
Ngware Bicycle Taxi Group, Kisumu, Kenya
January 20, 2005
15th anniversary of bicycle taxi services in Kisumu, Kenya
Forum News 15.3: Why are we still talking about women headloading?
November 9, 2010
Download Forum News 15.3 which focuses on the gender and transport agenda; what has been achieved and what comes next.
Forum News 15.2: Health and Transport: a pioneering partnership
November 8, 2010
Download Forum News 15.2 which focuses on the findings of the Mobility and Health Networked Research Programme.
Transport safety: a rural epidemic too
November 6, 2010
An article featured in the 2010 Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book. Highlighting IFRTD's commitment to broadening international understanding of the transport safety agenda to encompass the experience of communities in rural settings.
The latest Forum News edition now available online, focuses on the innovative children and mobility research programme pioneered by the University of Durham
A Means to an end: transport and the Millennium Development Goals
November 5, 2008
An exploration of the critical relationship between transport and each of the MDGs, and the challenges that must be overcome to enable transport to maximise its potential and fulfil a catalytic role in the delivery of the MDGs by the 2015 deadline.
Forum News 14.2: The Bicycle Debates
June 1, 2008
Issue 14.2 of Forum News focuses on different perspectives of bicycles as a transport solution in rural areas of developing countries.
We are not alone anymore
January 1, 2007
“We are not alone anymore” by Clarisse Cunha Winning Entry in IFRTD's January 2007 Opinions Fair Contest.
An opinion piece on the work of ...
Forum News 10.3: Making Transport Work for the Poor
March 3, 2003
Forum News issue focused on transport and poverty.
Local Transport Solutions for Rural Development
June 5, 2002
Download the photographic book by Paul Starkey
Forum News 9.2: Good Governance and Capacity Building, 2 Sides of the Same Coin
October 3, 2001
Forum News focusing on transport and governance.
Forum News 8.3: Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Groups
February 3, 2001
Forum News focusing on transport and vulnerable groups.
Forum News 7.3: The Forum Looks to the Future
January 3, 2000
Millennium edition of Forum News
Forum News 5.1: Bicycles
July 1, 1997
Regional West and Central Africa
Mobility as a Human Right
Regional East and South Africa
Safety and Security
Animal Traction IMTs
Regional Latin America MDGs