Lima Urban Transport

Project Summary

The objectives of the proposed program are to create and foster an efficient multi modal and poverty oriented urban transport system, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local and air and noise pollution, and to enhance the legal and institutional framework that ensure the sustainability of implemented measures.To achieve the aforementioned objectives, the project will focus on creating behavioral changes in transport and mobility patterns of transport users by facilitating intermodal transport use and improving the attractiveness of public transport and non motorized transport through construction of separated rapid bus corridors, safe bicycle routes and better pedestrian facilities. While the WB project will cover the more investment intensive parts (bus infrastructure), GEF will complement these investments by covering less investment intensive parts, whose impact on GHG emissions per dollar spent is expected to be most significant. These components include bikeways facilities, information campaigns on the use of bicycles, incentives to convince bus owners into scrapping their old and polluting present vehicles, training for the local institutions involved in environmental issues, etc.The project would have the following components:1. Integrated strategic urban, land-use and transport planning2. Construction of segregated busways, bikeways and incentives for efficient public transport units3. Air/noise pollution monitoring and control (not GEF component)4. Institutional strengthening5. Management, monitoring, and evaluation

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Fondo Nacional del Ambiente (FONAM)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,930,000 USD
Co-financing Total
126,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
806,000 USD
Total Cost 134,280,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
10 Apr 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
17 Dec 2001
Concept Approved
01 May 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
10 Nov 2003
Project closed
30 Jun 2009