The Iranian capital Tehran was named the third best city in the world in terms of its transport system at the Sustainable Transport Award ceremony, which has held in Washington D.C. on Monday.
Guangzhou, the capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, won the award for the world’s best transport system. Leon in Mexico, Nantes in France, and Lima in Peru ranked second, fourth, and fifth respectively.
The Tehran transport system includes wide tree-lined bicycle lanes as well as a high-quality bus network which links with the city’s rail network, according to the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP).
The ITDP is an international nonprofit organization that assists cities to reduce greenhouse gases and improve the quality of urban life.
Tehran City Councilman Alireza Dabir was Iran’s representative at the ceremony.
Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf also addressed the conference through a video link. “Today, in the metropolis of Tehran, despite all the obstacles and limitations, the development of the metro network, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, and bus lines has been realized,” Qalibaf stated.He also said Iran is ready to share its experiences in the area of transport with other countries.