Research on Urban Transport Sustainable Developing Model and Countermeasures for China Central Cities

Author(s): Jiang, Yulin
All authors:
Zhenyu, L., Yulin, J., Hongyang, W., Liguang, F.
Host organisation: CoE Beijing, P. R. China
Country: China
Publication year: 2007
Published in:
Research theme: Environment and Climate Change, Management and Control, Mobility and Access, Policy and Planning
sustainable transport development, Chinese cities,
The research analyzes the connotation of sustainable urban transport development in accordance with the general requirements of central government on building a resource-saving and environment-friendly sustainable transport development model. On the basis of surveys in sustainable transport development of Chinese central cities, the research clarifies the level of Chinese sustainable transport development and evaluation methods on it. Focused on the six major issues, which are integrated traffic management system and mechanisms, sustainable urban passenger transport development model, urban public transport fiscal policy, the integration of urban and rural passenger transport, taxi operation management, urban transport emissions and energy-saving, we analyze the problems from the institutional, policy, economic and other aspects. Summary and analyze the experience and enlightenment of the international cities to China, which can be used for reference in the land planning, land utilization, technological innovation and traffic management to promote sustainable transport development. Bring out the objectives, thinking, principle, focus points and the corresponding countermeasures, which will implemented in Beijing, Shenzhen, Chengdu as case studies. The study results are expected to be a guiding role of various cites governments and traffic authorities to enhance the concept of sustainable transport development, improve policy and plan making. Meanwhile, the research will give important significance to the other international cities in sustainable urban transport development.
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