Promotion of Non-Motorized Transport

Language: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Place: Global
Duration: 1 - 2 days
Partner: GIZ-SUTP
Principles: 4. Encouraging walking and cycling
Net Time Effort: under 20 hours

Final Training Objectives

• Exchanged knowledge on non-motorised transport, especially walking and cycling

• Understood how to build political will and coordination among stakeholders for cycling and walking

• Reviewed cycling and walking facility planning, technical infrastructure guidelines, and construction matters

• Understood the step by step method for NMT-infrastructure promotion and planning

• Familiarized themselves with socialisation and campaign issues for NMT

Target Group

This course is targeting those individuals and organizations that have a role or interest in improving cycling and walking in cities. Such actors may include:

• Local, regional, and national political officials

• Local regional, and national technical staff

• Local and international consultants

• Non-governmental organizations

• Academic staff and researchers

• Private sector operators and technology firms

• Multi-lateral and bi-lateral international organizations


The training includes brainstorming, experience sharing, working groups, site-visits, and lectures both by national and international experts. Every participant will be provided with toolkits, related documents and job aids.


This course provides insights on fundamental elements of a nonmotorized transport (NMT) policy, and the principles that must be followed when planning infrastructure and policies for bicycles and pedestrians. Dive-in subjects may include: Cycling infrastructure design, walkability, public space and safety for

Training Modules

• Basic principles of walking and cycling in sustainable urban transport

• How to build political will and coordination

• Step by step approach on how to implement technical planning on walking and cycling

• Walking and cycling campaign

• Further modules depending on dive-in subject

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