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Guangzhou, China, Wins Sustainable Transport Award Guangzhou, China Wins ITDP Sustainable Transport Award for Bus Rapid Transit System

Guangzhou's kick-ass bus system helped it win the 2011 Sustainable Transport Award. No American city was even in the running.

Guangzhou, China beat out Tehran, Lima, Peru, and several other cities to win the 2011 Sustainable Transport Award from the Institute for Transportation Development Policy.

Guangzhou won for a successful and highly popular bus rapid transit system that integrates with wide, tree-lined bike lanes, a bike share program, and metro stations. It is "raising the bar for all cities," according to the ITDP that gives the award every year.

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